2019 Bookish Goals

I’m hoping 2019 will be a chill year full of amazing books, isn’t that a book lovers dream? I’m not usually one for new year new me but there are a few bookish goals I would like to accomplish in 2019.

1.Keep Goodreads up to date

I didn’t have a goal for the number of books read in 2018 and I won’t be having a Goodreads goal in 2019, I usually read around 100 books in a year. My Goodreads is a mess at the minute however and I would like to actually record what books I read in 2019. There have been too many times that I have read 100 pages of a book then realise I have already read it before *facepalm*. To see the mess that is my Goodreads click here.

2. Read more from independent publishers/ lesser known authors

I feel that I have been completely missing out on amazing authors by always picking up books published by the big companies. I want to try lesser known authors so I can find more books to fall in love with and talk about on my blog. I’ve been using Kindle Unlimited this month and have fallen in love with books I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. If you know other ways to find lesser known authors let me know!

3. Library Love Challenge

I am a sucker for the library, I max out my book limit everytime I go, what can I say, I’m a dreamer! I go most Saturday mornings and stay until I’ve finished what book I’ve been reading, it’s the perfect way to start a weekend. The challenge is simply to read as many library books as you can during the year and I will be updating my progress here regularly. If you are interested and want to know more here is a link to the original post at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures.

4.Comment 4 Comment Challenge

I like this challenge because it encourages conversation in the book blogger community. If someone comments on your blog you reply then leave a comment on the other person’s blog which is just such a nice thing to do. The challenge is created by Elgee Writes. I’ve only been blogging a month and I’ve fell in love with the community, it’s so welcoming and there is always someone if you need advice.

5. Attend YALC and be social (eek) 

I went to YALC this year and it was one of the best experiences of my life, I couldn’t believe so many people loved book as much as me, it was like coming home. I hope to go in 2019 and to actually spend time talking to people as I was too anxious and shy to do so last time.

There you have it, these are my 2019 goals! I’m not a girl who is all about the numbers so all I hope for is good books, to still be blogging and connect to other bookish people!

Do you have any 2019 bookish goals? What are you looking forward to most in the new year?


33 thoughts on “2019 Bookish Goals

  1. Mir (TBR and Beyond) says:

    Great post. I’m going to try and do 3 yearly reading challenge 🤞🏻 I finish them. I usually put a number of books I want to read on Goodreads but in 2019 I don’t want to stress with it so will be putting 50 which I know I can easily get too.

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  2. Rosy Reads says:

    I love what you said about lesser known authors/publishers! It’s easy to forget that we need to support those communities too, and many of my favorite books have come from lesser known authors!

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  3. lovemonicarose says:

    I’m doing the whole indie author/publisher thing! I also just got a Kindle Unlimited subscription and so far I actually love it! I was a bit unfair about the platform, thinking only bad quality books get published but I stand corrected 😁 also doing the whole comment for comment thing!

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    • Lili Star Reads says:

      I think a lot of people have that thinking when really some of the books are amazing, it’s the same as books published by big publishers, some you just don’t like. What books have you liked from Kindle Unlimited? I’d love to check them out!

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    • Lili Star Reads says:

      I’m hoping to get in the routine with it! Spending today sorting my goodreads in preparation for the new year. I know that I need to read more indie books because I’m missing out on so many reader experiences!

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  4. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts) says:

    Oh no! Goodreads is an absolute lifesaver when it comes to books read and not read, lol. Of course, any book that I’ve read as a kid will most likely be forgotten, but that’s okay.

    Kindle Unlimited is amazing and I’m happy I got the deal to try it. I may stay with it, but my luck hasn’t been great so far aside from a few hidden gems. I’m always open with recommendations, though, so if you read YA and we have a similar reading taste, feel free to ask away! 😀

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    • Lili Star Reads says:

      I am determined to get into the routine of it just so I know what books I loved and didn’t like in 2019.
      I’ve found a good few books on Kindle unlimited I love the paper magician series and the comic selection is pretty good!

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  5. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious says:

    Great goals, and I need to check out the Library Love Challenge! I am fortunate and privileged enough to have great library access and need to be better about utilizing it instead of just buying all the books I want to read. Good luck and happy 2019!

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  6. Kristina says:

    Some nice goals there !!
    I’m also in the Comments 4 comments challenge, though that was something I was doing anyway xD just got a bit behind as we travelled for christmas and I only had my phone, then Alex surprised me and came back WAY earlier than I expected him .. but yeh. usually, I do it x)

    Also love the no. 2 ! A good one I LOVED that’s lesser known is heavenward from Olga Gibbs, and the author is such a sweetheart ! Josie Jaffrey’s sovereign serie is quite good too ! (The gilded king – The silver queen – soon to be published the blood prince).
    Goodluck for your goals xx

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  7. Laurie says:

    I want to attend YALC as well, but since it will be a very expensive trip I really really want to know which authors are attending. Plus, it’s more of a market than an event. That’s what I heard about it. That there is way too much noise to actually hear the panels and such.

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      • Laurie says:

        And since I am visually impaired I don’t read physical books, so I am really doubting whether it’s worth to travel all the way down to London for this event.

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  8. Catarina @ Pages & Plots says:

    You have a pretty neat set of goals! I would be so interested in your reviews of books by indie authors because I’m still catching up to all the awesome YA books that came out these last few years, I don’t have time to check indie ones myself. Also, YALC seems amazing! Is it big? Does it justify going there all the way from Portugal?

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    • Lili Star Reads says:

      Thanks, this year will hopefully be the year of the indie for me! I thought it was big because I’ve only been to the Dublin one which is small and I enjoyed it. Depends really on what authors are there and if you are interested in them!

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  9. ~Kerys says:

    Ahh I love all these goals! I think everyone needs to read lesser known/ more diverse books this year! Ooo a coment 4 comment challenge! I’ve seen this floating around in past years so I might give it a go! I hope you have a great time at Yalc! Let us know all about it! x

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  10. The Unseen Librarian says:

    Always good to have goals and these seem great. Definitely share most of these with you (not sure about the YALC). I’ve noticed that since I started using netgalley I started reading a lot more by smaller publishing houses and lesser known authors. Lucky enough to begin correspondance with one of the authors as a result.

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