Hey, 24hr.YABookBlog here (~˘▾˘)~ 💞✨📚 Today’s blog post is all about my 2019 Book Blog-related goals & wrapping-up some bookish accomplishments/surprises in 2018!
2018 came and went, but there were so many amazing things that happened last year on the blog such as:
Getting ARC’s for new releases such as: Love Hate And Other Filters, To Kill A Kingdom, The Poet X, Legendary, & many others of books I loved or am really looking forward to reading!
Still shaking because of this, but I was mentioned in the acknowledgements of Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter Of The Siren Queen!! 😭❤❤📚🎉 (Thank you so much Tricia)
Alongside that, I was also mentioned in FeedSpot’s Top 100 Young Adult Book Blogs!
Teamed up with HMH Teen to promote Grim Lovelies & got a really cool book box!
There were so many wonderful + spectacular bookish things that happened in 2018 and I can’t wait to see what’s in-store for 2019!
With that said, I’m also excited to be sharing some 2019 Bookish Goals today! 😍🎉📚
1. Reading Goals
The main ones are highlighted in my 2019 Reading Goals Post! But above all, I just want this year’s reading to be memorable and also challenge me to read differently!
In addition to that, I also really want to try & keep up with reviewing ARCs early!
2.Expand On Blog Features
I want to continue posting for them in 2019 because they are some of the most creative features on my blog that I love & have so much fun writing for!
*I also have some upcoming bookish features I’m bringing to the blog in 2019 & I can’t wait to share them! 😍🎉📚
3. 2019 Bullet Journal
Around Thanksgiving break in 2018, I started planning out my 2019 Bookish Bullet Journal and I want to keep up with it in the new year!
I plan to fill it with bookish collages, track my book buying, podcasts, library book loans, & so much more!
If you’ve done a bookish bullet journal I’d love to hear any page ideas or tips you have!! 😄💞✨
4.Keep Up With Bookstagram
I noticed near the end of 2018, that I hadn’t really been having as much fun with my bookstagram as I had in the past!
I began to see it as a chore, but in 2019 I really want to find my bookstagram “theme” which will hopefully motivate me to post more & keep up with it!! (Maybe weekly?)
5.Continue Reading Diversely
Now at the end of each year, I track how many books by authors of color or diverse books I’ve read! I love supporting diverse books & #OwnVoices authors and want to continue that even more in 2019!
As of 2018, I read 43 books out of 63 books by authors of color, books that feature diverse characters, or are #OwnVoices! I’m incredibly proud that over 50% of the 2018 books I read were diverse books! 😍💜📚
In 2019 I want to continue to do that not only by reading/reviewing diverse books, but also promoting them as much as I can!
There’s an #OwnVoices YA Fantasy Idea of mine that’s been explored and written in fragments here and there for about 2 years at this point and I really want to try and get it written in 2019!
To help, I also have 2 other ideas on the back-burner that I’ve started and will hopefully inspire me to get back to my main idea when I can! 😄💞✨📚📝
7.Review More Critically
This one is something that I’ve really been thinking about in 2018! My reviews are mainly positive because I know what kinds of books I like/love and stick with those kinds of stories. However, in 2019 even with books I know I’ll enjoy I want to be able to review with a more critical lens because I feel its not only important to me as a reader, but also aspiring writer!
8. Be More Social On Twitter
After creating a blog post about engaging more in bookish content this past year and seeing my own Twitter feed throughout 2018, I noticed that while its kind of hard for me to be social on twitter, I really should try more!
There’s honestly so much book news & interesting discussions that go on in the bookish community that I know of, but am just kind of shy to comment on! But I really want to make more of an effort to communicate more on my platform!
If you follow me on twitter too, please feel free to chat with me! I know there’s more I can do to spread more bookish love on Twitter, but some days its just not all that easy for me 😅😭✨
I’m making it a goal to talk more about upcoming books, create interesting bookish threads & just chat more!
9.Feature More Author Interviews
As I mentioned above in my 2018 bookish wrap-up, I had a lot of fun interviewing authors about their books and writing!
This year I really want to take the opportunity to interview even more YA authors (debut or non) about books, their craft, and other book-related things! 😄💞📚📝
10.Change My Book Reviewing Style
This is something I’ve also had on my mind for a few months! I’ve been thinking about how I can change my review style to go beyond just the plot of a book! In 2019 its my goal to bring a unique exploration/depth to reviews with each book I read! It may take some time, but I’m hoping to really accomplish this goal with at least a couple books!
And those are my Bookish Goals for 2019! What are your bookish goals for the new year? Any similar to mine? Let’s Discuss! 😍📚🎉✨
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