We might be halfway through the month, but it’s still January, so “New Year” posts still count – right? In any case, I saw this book tag over on Peridot Rose Books and found it to be a really fun way to make even more reading goals for the year.
Obviously I have tons of examples for most of these, but I’ll try really hard to pick only one.
An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before)
- Jordan L. Hawk. I’ve had my eyes on Widdershins for a while, because it’s M/M historical fantasy that a lot of people praise, so recently I bought the first book, and also Hexbreaker, the first book in the author’s other series. Hawk is also nonbinary, which is a bonus point!
A book you’d like to read
- Kindred by Octavia Butler
A classic you’d like to read
- I have a list of 38 classics that I want to read, although I’ll allow myself to DNF them more easily than my other books. But to pick just one, let’s say The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells.
A book you’d like to reread
- I really, really want to re-read The Bartimaeus Sequence, starting with The Amulet of Samarkand.
A book you’ve had for ages and want to read
- Too many. Let’s say Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody.
A big book you’d like to read
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of
- Claudie Arseneault. I’ve read Baker Thief but I really want to read City of Strife.
A book you got for Christmas and would like to read
- Uhh, technically I didn’t “get” any books for Christmas, I just bought myself books in December that were equally for Christmas and my birthday, but – Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward.
A series you want to read (start to finish)
- Honestly, I can’t think of any. All the ones I have are either ones I started, or the last books won’t be out this year.
A series you want to finish (that you’ve already started)
- Again, not sure what series I have where the last book is already out and I plan to actually finish it. Crooked Kingdom, I guess, but apparently even that is getting another book.
Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2019?
- I set the Goodreads challenge to 150 books for now but I will most likely increase it if I reach it too soon.
Any other reading goals?
Boy, do I!
- Around the Year in 52 books (52 prompts, I plan to double it so 104)
- Popsugar Reading Challenge (50 prompts)
- Retellings Challenge (25 prompts)
- #BeatTheBacklist Bingo (80 prompts – yes, you read that right)
- A personal list of 47 books I own and 38 classics available online.
Of course, keep in mind that I’m usually able to use one book for several of these at once.
Tell me about your reading goals for 2019!