I hope you are all having a great week so far.
Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday and the last month of the year. Where did all the time go? Can’t say I’m not glad though, it has been quite year for literally everyone and I am hoping that next year will bring better tidings.
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
The Topic This Week Is:
2021 Bookish Goals/Resolutions
1. Exceed my GoodReads reading challenge goal of 200 books for this year
Last year was a good year for me with reading and books as I was able to exceed my target to read a 100 books by reading 110 books. I know the fact that we were forced to stay home for most part of the year made me read more but I am hoping that it has also helped to improve my reading skills and I am equal to the task.
2. Read more Non-Fiction books – mostly self-improvement and Personal Finance.
The pandemic brought to light a lot of areas in my life I would like to improve and work on and towards the end of last year, I started this journey of self improvement in different areas of my life. I wish to continue this year and be consistent in my learning through reading these books.
3. Discover and read more Christian Fiction books by new authors
Francine Rivers is my favorite Christian fiction author of all time and I am yet to find a match for her. Also, I have struggled a bit with getting into most of the Christian fiction books I have tried to read in the recent past so this year I plan to deliberately explore new authors and titles. As a devoted Christian, it is important that I read more books that will edify me so I am on the look-out hoping to find other authors whose books are to my liking.
4. Improve my content on Instagram
The reason why I am on Instagram is to publicize this blog but I have come to realize that it is actually a blog/platform of it’s own. I do not still think I want to be a “Bookstagrammer” because that will become quite stressful and I think I am more of a blogger than someone who wants to take pictures and post on the gram. However, while sticking to the aim of using Instagram as a way to tell people about my blog, I plan to improve the content I put there and be consistent in it.
5. Develop new content on my blog
Last year, I started the “Word Play Wednesday”, “Memory Lane Monday” and “Monday Morning Motivation” features on my blog and those have been great so I hope to come up with some fresh ideas this year to keep my readers engaged and happy.
6. Read more hard copy/physical books
I got the audio/e-books fever last year and abandoned most of the physical books I bought and the ones already on my shelf. This new habit made me to always be on my phone either reading or listening to books which encouraged another habit of sliding into one social media platform or the other for no reason at all. This was a time waster. I am now quite lazy to pick up a physical book to read but I really want things to go back to how they were before so audio and e-books will be greatly reduced.
7. Prioritize books on my TBR
I still have books I had on my TBR from last year January unread because I am a mood reader plus I get distracted by book reviews, book covers and so many other things that make me forget the books I have kept on my TBR. So this year, I plan to be faithful to the books on my TBR and always try to keep my word. Fingers crossed.
8. Engage more with other book bloggers and participate more in challenges and tags
In the last two years, since I started my journaling now blogging journey, I have met a number of really nice book bloggers and also participated in a few book tags and challenges. This year I hope to do more by engaging more and participating more and hopefully make meet more fabulous people.
9. Only buy a new book after reading 5 books on my physical book shelf
Many bookworms can relate to having quite a number of unread books on their bookshelves. This may be caused by the reasons I stated in No.7 or emotional buying of books. Whatever the case may be, I now have a goal to read as many unread books on my bookshelf as I can and one of my strategies is to read 5 books before I can purchase any new book.
10. Create a proper planning calendar for my blog posts
I usually plan my posts on a weekly basis and sometimes I forget what I had planned to blog about. So this is a way to keep my thoughts and plans on paper and a calendar which will guide me and hopefully help me produce better content for all my readers.
So do you have any bookish goals for this year?
Which of my goals are similar to yours?
Share your thoughts with me.
Wishing you a blissful day!