Hello beautiful people! Welcome to the year 2020! Can you all believe it’s already 2020? I sure can’t. I feel as though this HAS to be a lucky year for everyone … just saying and typing 2020 flows so well. And yes … I’m basing this years luck ENTIRELY on the concept that the phrase “2020” sounds aesthetically pleasing.
This will be my third year in a row completing this fun challenge … it’s just a really cool way to look back at the previous year and to get excited about what’s to come in the new year!
And I just want to say … thank you everyone for making 2019 an even more epic year. Getting to know you all and being a part of this community has always been grand, but it just keeps getting better and better. I hope you all had a lovely 2019 and are ready to make 2020 an even more epic time!
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↠ Answer the questions below.
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Best book/series that you’ve read in 2019
Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year
Most anticipated book turned movie?
Honestly? There aren’t really any that I’m SUPER excited about. There’s a few that I will probably watch when they release on DVD, but nothing over the top exciting.
Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)
Every year … I say the SAME THING … none. Again, I always feel like the odd one out. Am I supposed to feel that towards fictional characters?
What’s on your TBR for 2020? (Top 5 will suffice if it’s an EXTREMELY long list)
How many books do you hope to read in 2020?
My goal for 2019 was originally 52 … but I moved it down to 50 when I realized that I just wasn’t going to finished that in time. I still beat my reads from 2018, which was 41 books. So for 2020, I think I’m going to start with 40 and go from there — with French training and fitness and a social life and a number of plans I know coming my way, I don’t want to feel TOO pressured to get to 50. BUT if I surpass 40, I’ll definitely keep going and aim for higher! If I HAD the time … I’d say 100 books … but that’s a pipe dream. I’m looking into more audiobooks for 2020, so maybe this will help me out.
Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?
Oh yes … I love the Goodreads Challenge. Even if I don’t complete it, the challenge helps me track where I’m at. I also want to use it to see if there are any patterns, such as if I tend to read more or less during certain months or times of the year.
Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)
To be frank, I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions … why wait until the new year when you can make changes today? But I have goals in general that I’d like to complete — I’m only going to list my book blog ones though. Below are my 2019 goals and my new ones for 2020 — crossed out items have been accomplished and italicized items are in progress:
Bookmark Your Thoughts | 2019
↠ Work on “Bullet Journal” posts
↠ Write a minimum of three to four reviews per month (so close!)
More collabs with fellow book bloggers (buddy reads!)
↠ Get on that Instagram game!
Bookmark Your Thoughts | 2020
↠ Continue working on Instagram aesthetic
↠ Focus on a variety of Bullet Journal posts
↠ Write a review 3 times per month, minimum (let’s try this again)
↠ Quality over quantity
↠ Do more Buddy Reads!
Once again, thank you all for being such a wonderful group of people! Here’s to another year of fun shenanigans and lots of reading!