Ringing in the New Year Book Tag (2019 Edition)

It’s that magical time of year once again…

From me to you, Happy 2019 Everyone!

Even though the posts were not as frequent and the amount of reading I wished to accomplished slightly decreased, I realized many things about my reading self in 2018 that are most definitely going to help my reading and blogging goals for 2019! Not only this, but I feel as though I REALLY got to know more of you on a personal level – thank you to those individuals!

As I mentioned last year, My Tiny Obsessions has completed the Ringing in the New Year tag multiple times, so I thought I would follow suit. If you haven’t visited this blog yet, please do as it’s SO much fun to browse through!

The Rules

  1. Link to the original post (Bookmark Chronicles)
  2. Answer the questions below
  3. Tag 3-5 friends!

Best book/series that you’ve read in 2017

Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

Emma Mills | Leigh Bardugo | Kiiro Yumi | Benjamin Alire Sáenz | Adrienne Young

Most anticipated book turned movie?

Mine are TV series and not movies…but they still count in my opinion!

Fruits Basket Remake

Good Omens

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

Again…none? I just don’t think of book character crushes in that way I suppose. I feel like I’m not normal now…

What’s on your TBR for 2019? (Top 5 will suffice if IT’S an extremely long list!)

How many books do you hope to read in 2018?

Well, my goal for 2018 was originally 52…then it went down to 50…then to 40. So, I’m going to aim for 52 again. Unfortunately, 2018 was just not a good reading year for me. Here’s to a more successful 2019!

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?

Like I said last year, most definitely. Goodreads helps me realize how much more reading I could’ve done if I wasn’t lounging on Netflix or social media all the time. Definitely deleting some social media from my phone…

I also tried to keep track of the authors I enjoy and the genres that appeal to me, so this should help me a lot more for 2019…fingers crossed!

Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)

Again, I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. However, I do have some plans for Bookmark Your Thoughts and for other things in my life. Below are my previous lists and my new ones (crossed out items have been accomplished)!

Bookmark Your Thoughts | 2018:

  1.  Upgrade theme and WordPress Plan
  2.  Work on “Let’s Talk Banned Books” – CANCELLED
  3.  Finish header and signature themes for all seasons
  4.  Start reaching out more to other bloggers

Bookmark Your Thoughts | 2019:

  1.  Upgrade theme
  2.  Work on “Bullet Journal” posts
  3.  Write a minimum of three to four reviews per month
  4.  More collabs with fellow book bloggers
  5.  Get on that Instagram game!

Personal Plans | 2018:

  1.  Ump fitness game (HIIT and Yoga) – Injury made this difficult
  2.  Work towards Yoga Certification – Ibid
  3.  Travel – Too poor for that, though I did go to Mexico!
  4.  Work on mending injuries through physio

Personal Plans | 2019:

  1.  Aim to workout 7 days a week (i.e. yoga, dodgeball, strength training)
  2.  Work towards Yoga Certification
  3.  “Finish” decorating and organizing condo
  4.  Continue to work on mending injuries through physio
  5.  Start a travel savings for 2020 adventure(s)

Thank you for a wonderful year everyone. You are ALL such awesome individuals; I feel very lucky and grateful to be a part of this community!

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18 thoughts on “Ringing in the New Year Book Tag (2019 Edition)

  1. Just like you, I believe in Yearly / Monthly / Weekly very specific and achievable goals, instead of “New Year’s Resolutions”.
    Wishing you a very productive and creative 2019, and hope that all the goals that you setup for yourself will be accomplished! Happy New Year! ❤

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  2. I feel like there should be a mini group of Book 52ers as I’m seeing a lot of bloggers picking that number for their Goodreads challenge goal (myself included)! It seems more achievable if I think of it as one book per week, although I didn’t quite achieve that same goal last year. Ho hum.

    I can’t wait for Good Omens, I was psyched for American Gods but was left strangely disappointed by it but Good Omens is looking… good. I may do a re-read before its released!

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    1. I know eh?! I’ve noticed that too! I think it just makes it feel more manageable, since it’s basically committing to 1 book a week. And if you fall back, reading 2 in a week isn’t unheard of ha-ha. I JUST BARELY made it last year, and that’s because I got into this manga series … and let’s be real here, manga’s are an easy and quick read.

      I haven’t seen American Gods yet, but Good Omens looks flippin’ fantastic! I actually haven’t read the book yet, so that’s a HIGH priority for me early on in the year.

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