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
- 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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
- 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.
- 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:
|Fiction||All We Ever Wanted||Emily Giffin|
|Mystery and Thriller||The Woman in the Window||A.J. Finn|
|Historical Fiction||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens|
|Romance||The Kiss Quotient||Helen Hoang|
|Science Fiction||Vengeful||V.E. Schwab|
|Nonfiction||So You Want to Talk about Race||Ijeoma Oluo|
|Memoir and Autobiography||In Pieces||Sally Field|
|History and Biography||The Good Neighbor||Maxwell King|
|Science and Technology||She Has Her Mother’s Laugh||Carl Zimmer|
|Food and Cookbooks||Hippie Food||Jonathan Kauffman|
|Graphic Novels||Little Moments of Love||Catana Chetwynd|
|Poetry||Useless Magic||Florence Welch|
|Debut Author||Children of Blood and Bone||Tomi Adeyemi|
|YA Fiction||All the Little Lights||Jamie McGuire|
|YA Fantasy||Dread Nation||Justina Ireland|
|Middle Grade and Childrens||The Magic Misfits||Neil Patrick Harris|
|Picture Books||Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History||Vashti 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?