A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
HAPPY ALMOST NEW YEAR! I'm not big on setting resolutions but I do like setting goals for myself, especially ones I know I can accomplish. So I went back and looked at my 2014 resolutions to see how many I accomplished and I actually did a pretty good job of completing my goals. So let's set some more!
1.) Read 100 Books
Last year I honestly had no idea how many books I was capable of reading in a year, I had never calculated it at all. So in 2014 I read 115 books. I wanted to try and beat that by reading 120 books but I'm not sure that's realistic so I'm settling for the goal of 100
2.) Read At Least 12 Debuts
I'm taking part in the Debut Author Challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. There are so many amazing debuts coming out this year and I am so excited to read so many of them. (Check out the Tab up top for more info)
3.) Read 10 Classics
So part of my theme month idea was meant to also include a classic a month. I did okay with it but I sort of gave up on that as the end of the year drew near. I want to get back to reading more classics. If anyone knows of any challenges for classics let me know!
My NetGalley percentage has been hovering between 50-60% for so long. I really need to get it up to 80% and tackle some of these review books. So I'm participating in this challenge hosted by Falling for YA (see tab above for more info)
4.5.) Actually Link Up With Challenges
I did such a bad job with this last year. I completed my challenges but I never spread the word about it! I'll do better next year.
I wanted to try some last year but I never got a chance. There were a few that I wanted to try like the Rusk University series from Cora Carmack and I've heard good things about Colleen Hoover and Jamie Maguire. Let me know of any recommendations you may have.
6.) Go to BEA and Socialize!
So I went to BEA last year and it was awesome but I was a little antisocial. This year when I go back I want to take advantage of more of the cool and fun activities happening. Things like the Blogger Picnic or Happy Hour, book talks, even just hanging out with people more at the Javits.
7.) Participate in NaNoWriMo Again
I did it in 2013, then I had lots of ideas this year but work was really busy and I didn't get the chance to do anything. But I have this one idea that has been rattling around in my head for so long that I have to get it out!
8.) Comment More
These past few months I feel like I haven't been great at commenting. I haven't commented back. I haven't commented on posts after people comment on my posts. I haven't even been very good at commenting on reviews that I read. This year I'll strive to be better.
9.) Redesign Blog
I have wanted to do this for so long! I like the maps but I really want something that isn't just a default template. I want to make it my own. Plus I'm getting sick of the brown background with white letters. I need something lighter and less dark.
This past year was my first full year of blogging. It felt great to stick with it and grow within the community. I want to do that again this year. Blog five days a week, grow my following, find new amazing blogs, interact more with people, I just want to keep it up!
What about you? What are your resolutions for 2015? What challenges are you taking part in? Will you be at BEA? Leave me a comment with your thoughts! Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!