2018 Reading Goal Recap and my 2019 Reading Goals

2018 is rapidly coming to an end and I have started to think about what I am wanting to set as my reading goals for 2019. It is also the perfect time to talk about how I did on my 2018 reading goals.

To read my full post about my 2018 Reading Goals you can click on this post HERE

In summary I made myself 3 different Reading Challenges

  1. Diverse Books – 12 diverse books that roughly match up with holidays and celebrations around the year – Complete! I really enjoyed this challenge as it got me reading books about people that aren’t like me as well as some books I had heard of but never got around to. My favourite books that I read were The Glass Castle and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  2. Canadian Books – 12 books by Canadian Authors that I haven’t read – Complete! My goal with this challenge was to read more Canadian authors since they are generally not shown in lists the way that American authors are. My favourite book that I read from this list was either Brother or One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of this Will Matter
  3. Goodreads Book Challenge – 20 Books, One from each category of the Goodreads Choice Award – Complete! This challenge definitely got me out of my reading comfort zone and I read some books I definitely wouldn’t have otherwise. I switched one of the books out for a different one in the category and that ended up being my favourite book, Scythe as well as We Were the Lucky Ones 

In terms of how many books I wanted to read I didn’t really have any goals for that as I didn’t know what the year would have in store, but I have ended up with the chance to have my best reading year ever. I have currently read 307 books and am slightly hoping to get to 325, but we will see how the last few weeks shape up.

Now for the 2019 Goals:

  1. Finish up my ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies) – Earlier this year I was very involved in requesting and reviewing early release copies of books, but I have slightly stopped doing that and have a little bit of a back up. In the first few weeks of the year I want to charge up my tablet again and get all of the books that I still need to read finished
  2. Canadian Reading Challenge version 2.0 – I really want to keep reading Canadian books so I am going to try and read a book set in each Province and Territory (13 in total). I haven’t chosen these books yet so if you have any suggestions please let me know.
  3. Goodreads Challenge 2.0 – Since I enjoyed my challenge so much last year I have decided to choose books from the 20 categories to read again. The books I have chosen are: 
FictionAll We Ever WantedEmily Giffin
Mystery and ThrillerThe Woman in the WindowA.J. Finn
Historical Fiction
Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens
FantasyCirceMadeline Miller
RomanceThe Kiss QuotientHelen Hoang
Science FictionVengefulV.E. Schwab
HorrorElevationStephan King
HumorFeminastyErin Gibson
NonfictionSo You Want to Talk about RaceIjeoma Oluo
Memoir and AutobiographyIn PiecesSally Field
History and BiographyThe Good NeighborMaxwell King
Science and TechnologyShe Has Her Mother’s LaughCarl Zimmer
Food and CookbooksHippie FoodJonathan Kauffman
Graphic NovelsLittle Moments of LoveCatana Chetwynd
PoetryUseless MagicFlorence Welch
Debut AuthorChildren of Blood and BoneTomi Adeyemi
YA FictionAll the Little LightsJamie McGuire
YA FantasyDread NationJustina Ireland
Middle Grade and ChildrensThe Magic MisfitsNeil Patrick Harris
Picture BooksLittle Leaders: Bold Women in Black HistoryVashti Harrison

So here are my wrap-up of 2018 and my 2019 goals. Do you set reading goals for yourself? If so what are your 2019 goals?

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