February 2020 wrap up and March goals

Hello readers! This post is already kind of late, and I don’t feel like making this very long, so here is a quick summary of what I accomplished in February, and what my plans are for March!

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January 2020 wrap up and February goals

I can’t believe that it’s already February! I meant to write this post a while ago, (Like nine days ago) but as you might already know, I’m not very good at planning posts in advanced! Anyways, here’s how my month went:

I can’t believe that it’s already February! I meant to write this post a while ago, (Like nine days ago) but I haven’t had that much time recently. Anyways, here’s how my month went:

I read 23 books in January.

How I did on my reading goals:

  • The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi–✅
  • Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo–❌
  • Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo–✅
  • The Teacher’s Funeral, by Richard Peck–✅
  • Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus, by Dusti Bowling–✅
  • Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate’s Code, by Heidi Schulz–✅
  • 500 Words or Less, by Julia Del Rosario–✅
  • Okay For Now, by Gary D. Schmidt–✅
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart–✅
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society: The Perilous Journey, by Trenton Lee Stewart–✅
  • The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict, by Trenton Lee Stewart–❌
  • It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, by Firoozeh Dumas–✅

I wrote 16 posts in January.

How I did on my posting goals:

  • 1 tag–❌
  • 1 other post–✅
  • 2 Chapters of my story–❌
  • 2 book reviews–✅
  • 3 Top Ten Tuesday–✅
  • 4 Let’s Talk Bookish–✅
  • 5 WWW Wednesday–❌

I finally read Six of Crows.

You can read my review here.

I completely reorganized my bookshelf and put fun lights on it.

I for the first time actually organize my bookshelf by genre, and I’m really proud of myself for doing that, because before I

I did a lot of stuff.

So even though my entire month was completely planned out very well, and I didn’t accomplish all of my goals, I’m happy with what I got done.

February Goals:

I’m not going to completely plan out and set a lot of goals for February, and I’m not going to write out a TBR (to be read), but I do want to finish reading all of the books that were on my winter TBR.

So… the books that I have yet to read are these:

  • Black Radishes, by Susan Lynn Meyer
  • Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide
  • Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm
  • The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelo
  • Before We Were Free, by Julia Alvarez

That’s only five books, and I’ll most likely read more, but the other books I read will be for OBOB. (a reading competition I’m doing that’s through my school)

For my posting goals, I want to write:

  • 1 Other post
  • 1 Tag
  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Top Ten Tuesday
  • 3 WWW Wednesday
  • 3 Let’s Talk Bookish

That adds up to thirteen posts, and plus this one is fourteen, and thats a good amount for me.

I also want to get some writing done, and work a little more on the story I’ve been working on.

And that’s it for my January wrap up and goals for February! I hope you are all having a great 2020 so far!

What are your February goals? How was your January? How is 2020 going for you so far? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy reading!

2020 Bookish Resolutions

Hello! Right now, in Oregon, it’s really rainy, and so for me, it’s the perfect time the read and write, and curl up with a cup of tea and a book! However, right now, I present to you my (very very late) reading, writing and blogging goals for 2020:

Reading goals:

Number of books: My 2020 reading goal is to read 200 books. I don’t know how realistic this is, because I’ve never counted the books I read for an entire year before. However, I’m really excited to see how many books I end up reading. In June or so, if I haven’t reached 100 books, or if I’m not even close, I might change my goal to 180 books, but I hope that I’ll end up reading 200 books and reach my goal!

Genres: I want to read more fantasy novels, and mystery novels, because those are both genres that I enjoy reading that I almost never get to.

Writing goals:

Posts: I want to write 160 posts this year. Again, I’m not sure how realistic this goal is, but I think that it’s a good number to aim for!

My story: I also want to finish my first very rough draft of the book/story I’m writing. I’m hoping that it will be somewhere between 50 and 75 thousand words. I will also continue to post (hopefully) every two weeks another chapter!

Challenges: I want to try taking part in a writing challenge of some sort. If I do do one, it would probably be in the summer, when I don’t have to worry about managing that and school at the same time.

Consistent writing: I want to try to write a little everyday. Whether its journaling, or blogging, or writing a story, I am going to try to write a little every single day.

Journaling: I want to try to write in my journal 3 or 4 times a week (at least). I have a journal that I’ve been trying to write in everyday, but I know that every single day isn’t going to happen because I have so many other things I have to do, but I will try to write at least 3 times a week in my journal!

Blogging goals:

Posting schedule: I really want to consistently post 3 times a week, and that is what I will try to do.

Varied post topics: I want to also try to vary the posts that I write; discussion posts, top ten lists, reading updates, monthly tbr posts… (you get the point).

Recommendation posts: They seem really fun to do, and I enjoy reading them, so I want to try doing some!

Other goals:

Blog hopping: I want to discover lots of new blogs in 2020!

ARCs: (advanced reader’s copy) I don’t yet know exactly how ARCs work, but I really want to figure that out, and get ARCs from publishers in exchange for an honest review, as I’ve seen on so many other blogs!

Music: This isn’t really a book-related topic, but I play piano and trumpet, and I want to make more time to practice these instruments!

What are your 2020 resolutions? Are any of them similar to mine? Chat with me in the comments below!

Happy Reading!