#January2021ReadingGoalsandChallengesUpdate

I’ve done these posts in the past to keep me accountable for my goals. However, seeing as how I decided to do things differently this year with my goals and challenges, I still thought it would be great to do these monthly updates.

You can read what my goals are and the challenges that I’m participating in here.

Reading goals:
Goodreads/Storygraph: Read one book. I’ve already accomplished this goal. I have no regrets about setting my goal of reading one book and not changing it once I reached it. I feel much freer in my reading life.

Read more backlist books: I am doing okay with this goal. The book I am currently reading is a backlist book

Read more books about social justice written by Black authors: I have not read any books yet. I will be reading some books soon and not just in February either.

Challenges:
Modern Mrs. Darcy– This has been fun so far. I have already done one of the things that I wanted to do for this challenge. You can see what my reading adventure looks like on Bookstagram.
Library Love– Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books. For this challenge, I have read three out of 12 books.

Blogging goals:
Post weekly reading updates: So far, I’m doing well with this goal
Post reviews weekly: This one has been easy.
Try to post more discussion posts: This one might be tricky because I have a hard time coming up with discussion post ideas, but I do have some.

#2021ReadingGoals

2020 has been a rough year for all of us, with the pandemic and fighting for social justice I had trouble focusing on reading.  I also took a much needed step back from blogging.  A few months ago I significantly lowered my Goodreads reading goal from 115 books to 50 books, which you can read about here.

These past few days, I started thinking about my goals and the reading challenges that I will be doing in 2021.  Without further ado, below you will find my reading goals and the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals:
Goodreads Challenge: 1 book.  Yes, you read that right.  I know for a fact that I will read at least 1 book in 2021.  I have seen a few Booktubers do this in the past, and think that it’s a great idea.  Honestly, setting my goal to just 1 book takes the pressure and stress off of reading x amount of books and feeling like I have to read that number.  Something that I hate doing is lowering my reading goal which I had to do this year.

Read more backlist books
Read more books about social justice written by Black authors to educate myself even more

Challenges:
Modern Mrs. Darcy– This year’s challenge is so unique and different, you can choose your own reading adventure!
Library Love– Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books

Blogging goals:
Post weekly reading updates
Post weekly reviews
Try to post more discussion posts

Stay tuned for my November/December wrap-up and my 2020 Reading Year Review!

#GettingMyReadingBackOnTrack

After a few not so great reading months and lowering my goal, which you can read about here, I’m finally starting to get my reading back on track. To help me get it even more back on track, I have decided to join three readathons. The first readathon is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, the second is the 24b4Monday Readathon the last weekend in October, the goal is to read 24 hours before Monday, and the final readathon that I signed up for is the *Bookly Fall Readathon in November.

I will be using Twitter for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

*For those of you that don’t know, Bookly is a reading app that tracks your reading.

#May2020ReadingGoalsUpdate

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2020 Goals post here, it also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 31 out of 115

Challenges:
Goodreads: 31 out of 115
The 2020 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge: 6 out of 10
Library Love Challenge: 13 out of 60+

#March2020ReadingGoalsUpdate

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2020 Goals post here, it also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 17 out of 115

Challenges:
Goodreads: 17 out of 115
The 2020 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge: 5 out of 10
Library Love Challenge: 13 out of 60+

#January2020ReadingGoalsUpdate

Reading Goals and Challenges

I thought it would be a good idea to update my followers on how I’m doing with my goals and challenges, and in a way, I feel like doing this holds me accountable.  You can find my 2020 Goals post here, it also includes links to the challenges that I will be doing.

Reading goals: 5 out of 115

Challenges:
Goodreads: 5 out of 115
The 2020 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge: 4 out of 10
Library Love Challenge: 4 out of 60+

#Zodiacathon Ideas

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I found another readathon this weekend on Twitter, and this one is called Zodiacathon.  It takes place from March 19th to March 25th.  You can find more information here.  You can also double, triple, and quadruple up on the challenges and re-reads are allowed.

Here are the challenges from the Zodiacathon profile:
1.) Complete your Lilith challenge
2.) Buddy read with someone who shares your Lilith
3.) Read a book with a mostly black cover
4.) Read a book with dark themes
5.) Read a book with something that scares you
6.) Read a book with a morally grey character

Ideas for books that I can read for the challenges

1.) Complete your Lilith challenge- My Lilith is Virgo which is to read a book with mixed reviews.  Now, I take mixed reviews to be an average of no less than three but not four stars on Goodreads.  Here are my options:
          –Wicked by Gregory Maguire
          –Persephone’s Orchard by Molly Ringle
          –Again but Better by Christine Riccio
2.) Buddy read with someone who shares your Lilith- I finally found people to buddy read with and we will be reading:
         –A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
3.) Read a book with a mostly black cover.  My options for this one are:
        –The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
        –Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
        –The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
4.) Read a book with dark themes.  My options for this challenge are:
        –Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
        –Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
        –Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
5.) Read a book with something that scares you.  My option for this challenge are:
        –Small Spaces by Katherine Arden.  There is a creepy corn maze in this book, and I avoid corn mazes at all costs for fear of getting stuck in one.
      –Dead Voices by Katherine Arden- Being stuck somewhere in the middle of a snowstorm with creepy things happening is definitely something that scares me too.
6.) Read a book with a morally grey character.
      -Starflight by Melissa Landers

If you read yesterday’s post, you will notice that I’m participating in a year-long readathon where the focus is to read books that you already own.  Every single book that I have listed are books that I own and have yet to read.

#StartOnYourShelfAThon Plan

I came across this readathon when Hâf from the Library Looter posted about it, and I then went to the original post to find out more information.  This readathon is hosted by The Quiet Pond.  This readathon takes place over the entire year and the goal is to read as many of your own books as possible.  If you remember in my 2020 Goals and Challenges post I mentioned that one of my goals is to read more backlist books, so this readathon is perfect for that goal.

I have 29 unread physical books and 32 unread eBooks.  I want to try and read at least one unread of my own books a month whether they are physical books or eBooks.  I’m not big on making TBR’s as I’m such a mood reader but here is my Goodreads physical shelf and my Goodreads eBook shelf.

#2019BookishYearInReview

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My 2018 year in review is brought to you by my Goodreads Year In Review and some of my own statistics.  All screenshots are from Goodreads and the books are listed in the order that I read them (I took the photos from my 2019 monthly wrap-ups instead of importing new ones).

My own stats:
*Pages read: 32,312
# of days I read: 215
Books that I purchased: 16
Books acquired using gift cards or free: 14
Money saved from borrowing books from the library: $1,018.52

Challenges completed:
Goodreads
Modern Mrs. Darcy
Library Love

My year in review from Goodreads:

*My page counts are accurate as I used the page numbers from the hardcover editions of audiobooks that I read, and some of the eBook editions I marked read on Goodreads didn’t have page numbers, however, I kept track of everything in my reading journal so I did, in fact, read 32,312 pages.

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My year in books from my Monthly Wrap-Ups:

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#2020GoalsAndChallenges

Reading Goals and Challenges

Today’s post is going to be about my reading goals and the challenges that I will be participating in this year.

Reading goals:
Read 115 books
Read more classic literature
Read more backlist books
*Continue to read series that I have started

General bookish goals:
Post weekly reviews
Friday update
Post monthly updates
Cross-post reviews to Barnes and Noble

Challenges that I will be participating in as of right now:
Goodreads
The 2020 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and Anne at Books of My Heart– Library Card on Fire: read 60 or more books

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*The following series are ones that I want to finish/continue reading (These are all series that I have started reading):
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Giant Days Graphic Novel Series by John Allison
Shades of Magic Graphic Novel Series by V.E. Schwab
Shadowshaper Series by Daniel José Older