It’s the beginning of the new year and time for us to set some goals. I’m setting both personal and business goals this year but here on Wickedly Romance I want to share my bookish goals with you. I will say that this blog is a lot of work if you didn’t already know it.
It makes me very little money if any. All of the profits from here come from affiliate links in the posts which is a small amount. That’s okay with me because I love reading and this blog does get me plenty of books that I would have to pay for if I didn’t post about them. This is the year I have a lot planned for this little blog though. Including the new look that you now see.
Read (NOT re-read) at least 50 backlist books
I did a horrible job in 2020 with this. I need to read more of my backlist titles. I re-read so much that I need to slow down a little so I can thin my TBR pile a little more. The problem is I will think of a book I haven’t read in a while and then go and re-read it.
Stay on Top of NetGalley (and Edelweiss)
I want to keep the ARCs cleared on here so I can keep my rating up. I go through periods where I will request a crap ton of books and then get swamped with so many to read and review. I want to be a little more careful about that this year on both of these platforms.
Stay on Top of Reviews…
Which leads me into staying on top of my reviews. Too many times in the past I have scrambled at the last second to write and post them. There are times when I have them scheduled and ready to go. Another thing to go along with this is to prewrite my Amazon (and other retailers) reviews in advanced. That way I only have to copy and paste them on the day I want to post them.
New Features and More
There are plenty of new features and things that I have planned over here. I have a new Weekly Chapter unveiling next week that help you stay up to date with what is going on here each week with the click of a button. I also want to have more giveaways here for y’all. Most of these things have already been scheduled to happen in the coming weeks.
I am never sure if I should do Reading Challenges or not. I will start some of them and then never finish them. Last year I joined the Goodreads one and read more than the 300 books I set for myself. This year I upped that 400 books for the year. Another thing I have to remember to do is when I happen to re-read a book I add it into Goodreads so I can count towards the challenge. I left about half of those off last year.
I am taking part in the 2021 Beachcomber Mystery Reading Challenge which I think is going to be much fun! I think this is going to be a great excuse to add more mystery books into my reading schedule.
I am also taking part in the The 52 Book Club 2021 Reading Challenge. This is another to expand and branch out my reading horizons.
BOOK CLUBS & GROUPS
I joined several book clubs and groups this year because I must not be busy enough. Just kidding! I love meeting other readers and finding out what they are reading. Here are some that I have joined and will be sharing with you throughout the Year:
- Brenda Novak’s Book Group
- Read It Forward Book Club
- Hello Sunshine Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club
- Oprah’s Book Club
- Between Two Books
- Poppy Loves Book Club
That’s my 2021 Bookish Goals! Here’s hoping I am able to meet them all!
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