Bookish Goals for 2019

Goals for 2019

Hello everyone! Today I am going to be sharing my book related goals for 2019. I am hoping to accomplish most of these goals. As some of these are one’s I tried to accomplish in 2018. I’m not going to force myself or stress about any of this. I will try my best and go with the flow. Let me know in the comments what are your goals for 2019!

My Goals:

  1. Interact with bloggers: Earlier in the year I start to talk to bloggers. Then I ended up getting busy and some health problems came up. After all of that I simply lost the motivation to interact online. I want to try and make this a habit. I really do enjoy talking to other bloggers!
  2. Use my other social media accounts: I’m not sure how many of you know but I do have a Twitter and Bloglovin’ account. I really don’t do much with them. I would actually like to make use of them. On twitter I want to take part in discussions. On Bloglovin’ I want see other bloggers’ posts and interact with them.
  3. Make a Bookstagram: I have an Instagram which I barely use. I really want to make it into a bookstagram! Also to be able to use it to put myself out there and of course make conversation.
  4. Make more content: I would like to create different types of posts. I usually just stick to book hauls, monthly wrap-ups, guest posts and reviews. I want to be able to create more than just that. 
  5. Sign up for blog tours: In the past I’ve done blog tours and enjoyed them! I would like to look for more blog tour opportunities rather than just stick to Sunday Street Team. 
  6. Request ARCs: Since I’ve started this blog I’ve never actually emailed a publisher requesting an ARC. I truly believe that I’m ready to do so. 
  7. Focus on what I’m interested in: I have this habit of reading everything. Regardless of whether or not I think I’ll like said book. You never really know until you try right? Expect most of the times I do. And it just ends in a DNF. I would like to just stick to what I’m interested in. Not just what everyone else is reading. And what’s hyped up.  
  8. Prioritize my reading: I spend so much time focusing on new releases, ARCs, and library holds. This has resulted in many unread books on my shelves for years. I want to actually get to those unread books. I have made a priority reading list to really narrow down what I want. Based on how long I’ve had it for and upcoming sequels. 
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Best Books of 2018

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Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing my list of the best books I read in 2018. The books on this list are between 3-5 Stars. Click on the title to see my reviews. Either from WordPress or GR mini reviews. I’ll mention which of the two. If I haven’t reviewed a book I will include the book GR link. Author links not included. Let me know in the comments what were your best books in 2018!

Middle Grade:

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  1. The Stone Girl’s Story by: Sarah Beth Durst-Wordpress review
  2. Front Desk by: Kelly Yang-Mini review
  3. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by: C. S. Lewis-Mini review

Young Adult:

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  1. Always and Forever Lara Jean by: Jenny Han-Wordpress review
  2. American Panda by: Gloria Chao
  3. Traitor to the Throne by: Alwyn Hamilton-Wordpress
  4. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun Vol. 1-4 by: Izumi Tsubaki-GR series link
  5. Stay Sweet by: Siobhan Vivian
  6. Drink, Slay, Love by: Sarah Beth Durst-Wordpress review
  7. Finding Felicity by: Stacey Kade-Wordpress review
  8. Piecing Me Together by: Renée Watson-Wordpress review
  9. Defy the Stars by: Claudia Gray-Wordpress review
  10. Ms. Marvel Vol. 1-9 by: G. Willow Wilson-GR series link
  11. Children of Blood and Bone by: Tomi Adeyemi-Wordpress review
  12. Edens Zero Chapter’s 1-25 by: Hiro Mashima-GR series link
  13. Banished by: Betsy Schow-Mini review
  14. Sincerely Harriet by: Sarah W. Searle-Mini review
  15. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by: Tahereh Mafi-Wordpress review
  16. Fire and Heist by: Sarah Beth Durst-Wordpress review
  17. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by: Alison Goodman-Wordpress review

Adult:

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  1. The Case Study of Vanitas Chapter’s 23-33 by: Jun Mochizuki-GR series link
  2. Can You Keep a Secret? by: Sophie Kinsella-Wordpress review
  3. Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku Vol. 1-2 by: Fujita-GR series link
  4. Innkeeper Chronicles 1-3 by: Ilona Andrews-Wordpress for book 1
  5. Crazy Rich Asians 1-3 by: Kevin Kwan-Mini review for book 1
  6. Monstress Vol. 3: Haven by: Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda (Artist)   

Worst Books of 2018

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Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing my list of the worst books I read in 2018. The books on this list are between 0-2 Stars. Click on the title to see my reviews. Either from WordPress or GR mini reviews. I’ll mention which of the two. If I haven’t reviewed a book I will include the book GR link. Author links not included. Let me know in the comments what were your worst books in 2018!

Middle Grade:

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  1. Ella Enchanted by: Gail Carson Levine-Mini review

Young Adult:

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  1. Our Dark Stars by: Audrey Gray and Krystal Wade-Mini review
  2. Busted by: Gina Ciocca-Wordpress review
  3. The Cruel Prince by: Holly Black-Mini review
  4. Furyborn by: Claire Legrand-Mini review
  5. Interlude by: Chantel Sedgwick-Mini review
  6. Love Songs and Other Lies by: Jessica Pennington-Mini review
  7. Starry Eyes by: Jenn Bennette and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator)-Mini review
  8. Not the Girls You’re Looking For
  9. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
  10. Crown of Feathers
  11. The Supervillain and Me

Adult:

  1. The Ones Who Got Away by: Roni Loren-Mini review
  2. Snotgirl Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care by: Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, and Mickey Quinn (Artist)
  3. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by: Hank Green-Mini review
  4. The Fifth Season by: N. K. Jemisin-Mini review
  5. Daisies and Devotion by: Josi S. Kilpack   

Monthly Wrap-Up: December 2018

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Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be doing my monthly wrap-up for December. I read 25 books. Click on the title to see my reviews. Either from WordPress or GR mini reviews. I’ll mention which of the two. If I haven’t reviewed a book I will include the book GR link. Author links not included. Let me know in the comments what you read in December!

Book(s) that I DNFed (0-2 stars):

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  1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by: Kelly Barnhill
  2. Fake Blood by: Whitney Gardner
  3. The Forgotten Book by: Mechthild Gläser
  4. Give the Dark My Love by: Beth Revis
  5. North of Beautiful by: Justina Chen
  6. The Light Between the Worlds by: Laura E. Weymouth
  7. Blended by: Sharon M. Draper-Mini review
  8. Slayer by: Kiersten White-Mini review
  9.  The Supervillain and Me by: Danielle Banas-Mini review
  10. A Winter’s Promise by: Christelle Dabos and Hildegarde Serle (Translator)
  11. Beasts Made of Night by: Tochi Onyebuchi
  12. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by: Jessica Townsend
  13. Snotgirl Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care by: Bryan Lee O’ Malley, Leslie Hung, and Mickey Quinn (Artist)
  14. The Gilded Wolves by: Roshani Chokshi-Mini review
  15. The Bird King by: G. Willow Wilson-Mini review
  16. The One You Fight For For by: Roni Loren-Mini review
  17. Love Looks Pretty on You by: Lang Leav-Mini review     

Book(s) that I Enjoyed (3-4 stars):

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  1. Tinkering Tink by: Elle D. Risco, Denise Shimabukuro (Artist), Dee Farnsworth, and Laura Driscoll 
  2. Blackbird Chapter 3 by: Sam Humphries, Jen Bartel (Artist), Loish (Artist), and Manda Schank (Artist)
  3. Fire and Heist by: Sarah Beth Durst-Wordpress review
  4. The Case Study of Vanitas Chapter 33 by: Jun Mochizuki
  5. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by: Alison Goodman-Wordpress review  

Favourite Book(s) of the Month (4-5 stars):

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  1. Eden’s Zero Chapter’s 23-25 by: Hiro Mashima-GR series link 

Book Haul: December 2018

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Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be doing my book haul for December. Book Haul is when you share books that you bought from the bookstore, ebooks/kindle, borrowed from the library or a friend, books you won through giveaways, and books for review purposes. GR links for (only) the book titles. Let me know in the comments what books you hauled in December!

Library:

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  1. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by: Kelly Barnhill
  2. Fake Blood by: Whitney Gardner 

Ebook/Kubo/Kindle/Audible:

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  1. Fire and Heist by: Sarah Beth Durst
  2. The Case Study of Vanitas Chapter 33 by: Jun Mochizuki 

Netgalley:

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  1. A People’s History of Heaven by: Mathangi Subramanian 
  2. The Bird King by: G. Willow Wilson
  3. The Gilded Wolves by: Roshani Chokshi
  4. Wicked Saints by: Emily A. Duncan
  5. Love Looks Pretty on You by: Lang Leav  

Bookstore:

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  1. Queen of Air and Darkness by: Cassandra Clare