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My 2019 Reading Goals

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After updating you on how I did on my 2018 reading goals, I thought it would be only fitting to let you know what I’m planning on working on during 2019. I loved holding myself accountable through the blog posts I have written about my goals. Here’s to 2019. 🙂

Goal 1: read all the books I still have on my physical TBR
Right now, I have about ~23 books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet. In 2019, I finally want to read most, if not all of them. Of course, I will probably also buy a bunch of books this year. I’m not counting these as part of the physical TBR, however, I do want to end up with less books on my physical TBR at the end of the year than I started with.

Goal 2: diversify my reading even more
In 2018, I think I did a pretty good job diversifying my reading. But at the same time, I think I started to see some holes into the diversity I did read. So, in 2019, I want to focus specifically on the following:

  • Read more books by black authors and with black main characters
  • Read more books with disabled characters
  • Read more books set in Australia and Africa.

Goal 3: read more classic fantasy
Here’s a confession for ya: I have never read a Brandon Sanderson book in my life. I want to get more into fantasy in 2019. I always see those ”top 100 best fantasy books” lists online with the same books on them. So yeah, I think it’s time to read some of those.

Goal 4: Reread the Harry Potter series
In 2019, I am participating in the Harry Potter read along! I have wanted to reread the series for a while now, and with the help of everyone participating, I WILL make it happen this year! So excited. I can’t wait to tell y’all what I think of the series 15 years later and point out my favorite plot holes. 😉

Goal 5: blog more consistently on here
I tried to blog at least four times a month on here in 2018. Looking at my archive, I managed that some months, and not so much during other months.. I know that if I blog consistently, writing somehow becomes easier for me. I get in the flow easier and I can churn out posts in no time. My goal in 2019 is to hold onto that flow for as long as as often as I can. I really want to go back to writing three to five blog posts a week on here — but as some of you may know, I also have a Dutch blog. So that would mean ten blog posts a week.. next to my other responsibilities that might be a little TOO much, but we’ll see.

One thing is for sure, 2019 is going to be a great year. For reading and writing ;-).

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7 thoughts on “My 2019 Reading Goals

  1. I just started rereading Harry Potter and it’s been pretty great so far. I got to a part in Chamber of Secrets yesterday where Harry tells Tom Riddle that he’s ugly in the future, and it actually made me laugh out loud because I didn’t remember little moments like that when thinking back on the series.

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