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April 2020 Reading Challenges

I did not do a wrap up for March because I forgot but I read three books last month and I didn’t buy a lot of books either. I am hoping that this month reading will be better since I decided to do three book readathon/challenges. Trying to do these to help with having to stay inside all of the time and reading helps me with relaxing. Also trying something different with tracking the reading challenges that I participate in every month, I decided to use a bullet journal which is the first time using one.

TBR and Beyond Book Club April reading challenge called Mix and Match Reading Challenge.

Below is my TBR for Mix and Match Reading Challenge and my cards. I have already completed one of the the cards – Backlist Title – 2019 or before with Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Reading Rivalry Reading Challenge – Star Wars theme of old Star Wars duo and new Star Wars duo. I am in the Mandalorian and The Child team. I am using the books I am reading for TBR and Beyond Book Challenge.

O.W.L.s Magical Readathon hosted by G (Book Roast) – the readathon is based on the magical world that J.K. Rowling had created. The Magical Readathon is based on two main events: the Ordinary Wizarding Level exams and the Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests which are the two main exams students take at Hogwarts to find out which career would be place in. In O.W.L.s level have 12 reading prompts for each magical subject and to passed the O.W.L.s you have to select books on the prompts. Also, G is hosting quizzes on Twitter and Instagram to receive House points. My house is Ravenclaw.

I selected to do the Librarian career and I am doing the Legal Defence of Fantastic Beast Seminar, I will need to complete 6 O.W.L.s to complete my exams. I did change one of the books for the prompt instead of reading A Witch in Time for History of Magic, I am reading Serpent & Dove for that prompt. I did complete one O.W.L.s prompt for Transfiguration, I read Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Is anyone doing any of these reading challenges? Which ones are you doing?

Happy Reading and be safe!

JoAnne

Goals

2020 Goals

Looking back on my 2019 reading challenge in Goodreads, I am happy that I accomplished reading more than what I did in 2018. I didn’t make my reading goal of 60 but I did read 58 books which a big thing for me since I had several months of reading slumps.

My title of this post is 2020 Goals because I decided for 2020 that I am going to not only focus on reading goals but also focusing other goals. Here are my goals for 2020.

Reading Goals

In 2019, I did more reading challenges than what I stated but for right now I am going to do these three and if challenge comes up that I would be interested in doing than I have the flexibility to do them.

Reading Challenges:

  • TBR and Beyond – Yearly Reading Challenge: I am moderator for TBR and Beyond Facebook group. I didn’t do a good job in tracking the books I read for this challenge last year so this year, I decided to setup a spreadsheet so that I can track the books better and hopefully I will be able to complete it.
  • Reading Rivalry Monthly Reading Challenge: Reading Rivalry is a Facebook group that holds monthly reading challenges that are theme and highlight three authors. I did do several of these challenges last year and it was a lot fun which help me read a lot more in the month.
  • Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge: I have set my reading challenge on Goodreads to 50 books for 2020, I think this a realistic goal for myself and if I feel the need to increase throughout the year then I will be able too.

Reading Goals:

  • Book Series: I didn’t complete all of the book series I wanted to last year but I did complete other series. I completed Song of the Dead series by Sarah Glenn Marsh and The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black. I am going to focus on completing 3 book series this year this was it will be less pressure to get more than that done.
    • The Diviners series by Libba Bray
    • The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
    • Jackaby series by William Ritter
  • Audiobooks: In 2019, I did read more audiobooks while I was at work and I am going to continue to do so.
  • Contemporary and Middle Grade books: I read some contemporary and middle grade books last year but I would like to incorporate a little more into my reading.
  • Backlist: Going to try to read my older books that I have been on my shelf for a long time. Let’s see if I can accomplish that with all of the great new books coming out in 2020.

Blog Goals

Last year, I didn’t do as well as I wanted to with my blog and I would like to make changes at being better at posting and be more creative with it. These are some ideas that I am thinking and planning to do so far in 2020.

  • Weekly posting: Plan to post weekly on book news and updating where I am at in reading that month.
  • Monthly postings: Top 10 Most Anticipated New Releases, Cover reveals, TBR and book hauls
  • Reviews: I really didn’t do a good job at posting my reviews after I read the books and I think what will be best for me is doing post all of the books I have read during the month at the end of the month as monthly book review post. I think it would be easier for me to do them monthly instead of trying to do them weekly.
  • Top 5: Post on monthly basis my top 5 starred books.

Personal Goals

This year I want to work on some personal goals that I had stop focusing on last year.

  • Health: I need to focus on my physical and mental so I can be better, stronger me for myself and my family.
  • Creativity: I stop working crafting projects for about 2 years now, I really want to get back into creating new projects.
  • Travel: I am going to start traveling more with my family and friends, I want to be enjoy life instead of letting it go by without taking the chances of doing it.

These are all of my 2020 goals that I would like to accomplished. I know the reading and blog ones will be doable. I know my personal ones I will need to work hard to accomplished and be an ongoing goals.

What are your goals for 2020?