Bookish Life

Bookish Goals for 2021

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.


BOOKISH GOALS


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.


READING CHALLENGES


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:

That’s my 2021 Bookish Goals! Here’s hoping I am able to meet them all!

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  1. Happy New Year!
    No resolutions. My goal is to swim 3 times a week. Only been able to do twice a week since July.
    Thanks for the contest.

    1. My goal for this year is to pay off a few bills that have been outstanding for two years. Winning this $1,000 would pay off two bills. I would be forever grateful for it as i am trying to improve my credit.

  2. I hope you are still enjoying your holiday season. I wish for you many blessing in 2021.
    My goal is to get to places/meetings on time. I hate being in a rush however I hate being late continually also.

  3. I don’t make new years resolutions anymore they always stressed me out and I could never stick with them for very long. I am making lists of things that need to get done around the house this year and some goals.

  4. To take care of myself like I do my family. I had a health scare and it made me realize I have got to take care of me too sometimes

  5. I am not one for New Year’s resolutions.
    I prefer to work on things as they come up.
    This year though I am committed to working on being more mindful.

  6. This is a more complicated question than it has been in any other year. I don’t know if I can answer it.simply.. I know I want to do everything I can to not get sick before I can get a vaccine. I know I don’t want to make anyone else sick. And I know that this tells me I yearn to live – and this year should be about me looking at what I want this chapter of my life to be about, what brings me joy and how can I bring joy to others.

  7. Several of my authors have books to be released this year that I’m looking forward to. What bigs me the most, though, is when an author finds a way to make sure his/her politics are expressed in a book that otherwise has nothing to do with politics.

  8. I plan to lead a healthier lifestyle and lose weight in 2021. I would also like to get complete a couple of home renovation projects.

  9. Organization. Same every year. I tell myself I will, and I start to get organized and then lose steam. This year I’m shooting for losing steam later, rather than earlier in the year, lol.

  10. My new years resolution is to walk more, now I’m at 10,000 steps per day but slowly I want to increase that and by the end of the year I want to be at 20,000 steps

  11. I am just trying to feel more at peace. It is definitely not easy right now but I feel like I need to work on this for my family. My mood affects everyone’s mood,

  12. I usually have a 100 books reading goal but this year I made it 125 books. We’ll see how it goes. I also want to lose some weight & stay healthy! 🙂

  13. My goals are of fitting in time to write daily, cooking more at home, and reading at least 2 books a month.

  14. One of several goals this year, I would love to learn something new..maybe take a course at the local college via online most likely.

  15. My new years resolution is to finally spend time with my mom who is working from home now and let her bond with my baby!! Happy new year and thank you for the opportunity!

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