Welcome to the first book tag of 2019! I went looking specifically for something that would tie in with the whole new year’s theme, and I think I found something! I found this tag on Getting Written, but there was no creator credited, so if you’re the creator or know who it is, please let me know! I want to be sure to give credit where credit is due!
1. How many books are you planning to read in 2018?
I would like to reach 100 books this year. It’s been a long time since I’ve managed to reach that goal, simply because I was both working and attending school (and trying to find some time for myself in-between), but since I graduated in December, all I have to focus on is work. Work is just an 8-5, and I have an hour for lunch so I can easily read parts of books there (and already have been, since it’s less frowned upon than bringing my Switch to work or just sitting there and mindlessly scrolling on my phone!).
2. Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this year but want to make a priority in 2019.
If you want the long-winded explanation, you can check out this blog post from a few weeks ago! It basically boils down to all of those books that I said I would read in 2018 and then never actually read in 2018. Whoops.
3. What genre do you want to read more of?
I want to get to more non-fiction titles this year, if possible. I’ve got several sitting on my shelf already, but I’ve been ignoring them in favor of fiction books. (For example, today I brought along My Lady Jane to work instead of the Churchill biography or the Auschwitz book I’ve got on my shelves…)
4. Name 3 non book related goals for 2018.
I wrote a whole post about this on Tuesday! However, it basically boils down to being healthier, writing more, and I’d like to add the new goal of being “tidy.” (I get to go pick up my new Marie Kondo books from the Amazon locker later today and I’m super excited about them. Am I a nerd? Yes, yes I am.
5. What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
Embarrassingly, it’s the book my creative writing teacher published, Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor. I’ve had it for a long time, and I’ve only opened it once, then put it down and never picked it back up. I know I need to read it, but I can’t seem to want to finish it. It’s more interesting than Bridge of Clay, but for some reason…
6. One word that you’re hoping 2018 will be:
Amazing. I’ve got so many goals for this year, and I’m ready to absolutely crush them!
7. Tag a friend!
I’m not going to tag anybody, but feel free to do this tag on your own!
And as always, keep reading.