January TBR & 2019 Reading Goals

Happy New Year everyone! 2019 is here and I couldn’t be more excited about a new year. Mostly because 19 is a very symbolic number in The Dark Tower, my favorite series šŸ˜‰ I will be completing my re-read of the books this year and I am really looking forward to it! Here is my little stack of books I plan on starting out the year with, along with my reading goals for the year I jotted down in my book journal.

I know it’s a bit hard reading my goals off the picture so I’ll be listing and explaining them below and talking a bit about what I’m reading this month! My first and foremost goal is to read 70 books this year! I set a goal for 65 last year but only managed 51. I also had a heck of a busy year, including having surgery. So I am hoping 2019 brings more reading time for me, and I can maybe even surpass my goal! Some of my other bookish goals this year are :

  • Read H.P. Lovecraft’s complete fiction – It’s only 4 pages a day for me to complete it by December 31st. Not so bad, right!?
  • Complete my King collection – I want to at least own a copy of everything he has published. I’m only missing about 10 books!
  • Reduce the number of unread books I own – I would love to be caught up a bit more, and not feel overwhelmed by my ‘to be read’ bookshelf
  • Shelf Organization – I want shelves organized by genres and authors and my books are just all over the place at the moment. With the exception of my King books, of course.
  • Consistent Blog posts/ Book reviews – I really would like to expand this blog to track everything about my bookish life, and I must consistently post about my reading and my reviews to accomplish that!
  • Read more fantasy and sci-fi – Because it’s awesome! And I’ve been reading so much horror that I really want to explore another one of my favorite genres.

My book choices this month definitely reflect some of my reading goals for the year. I am very excited to read Dune. I have heard a lot of great things about this sci-fi book, and it has been sitting on my shelf for a while. It’s time to finally dive in! Of course, I still have to stick with my horror. Jason Pellegrini was nice enough to send me a copy of Booth for an honest review, so I am looking forward to reading that! I am excited to continue my first read through of Harry Potter, I am totally in love. And I can’t forget about my favorite, King. I am going to try and be reading at least 1 King book a month. I’ve chosen Gerald’s Game for January!

Stay tuned for my reviews on all these books you see here! Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year! What are some of your goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments!

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