My (Non-existent) Bookish Goals of 2018

Happy belated New Year’s! I am only putting this out today because I was having way too much fun spending time with family and binge-watching Harry Potter, and thus forgot to schedule this post in advance. Classic me.

So today is a post in which I talk about my reading goals of 2018which I don’t really have. I’ve long stopped resorting to New Year resolutions since I realized: why make resolutions when for one, I can’t keep them, and two, it’s a copout method for me to pretend like I’m committing to something when I’m obviously not ready to?

And the thing is, TBR lists and reading goals don’t really work for me. I do admire people who can keep to them religiously, but I personally feel quite constrained if there’s even a loose reading regiment I have to keep in mind since I’m such a mood reader: I read when I feel like it, and if I ever feel like reading is work, I refuse to pick up that book.

In other words, reading goals generally make me a worse reader overall.


So yeah, the number of books I read don’t really matter to me since it’s more important for me to maintain quality over quantity, and I seek out a wide variety of genres anyway: middle grade, YA, literary fiction, science fiction, poetry, autobiographies, and graphic novels are all genres I’ve ticked off in 2017 without resorting to resolutions, so I’m pretty happy with the way I’m approaching all of this already:)

However, I do have a few vague resolutions for this blog that I’d like to share at the very least, so enjoy, and happy 2018. Cheers!

Resolutions for this blog


Ehhh, I’m so lazy. I’ve been hoarding my ARC reviews for such a while that a gazillion of these posts have been sitting in my “drafts” section for months 80% finished! I just want to tell myself to stop being so anal and get ’em out there already.

#2. Post weekly. At least once. (Please.)

Again, stop being so anal. Just get the damn things out there.

#3. Loosen up a bit, chump!

Are you seeing a pattern here? I’m a pretty uptight person in terms of what I put out, so at least for my blog, I want to be a bit more spontaneous this year–book tags, a more variety of bookish posts, and all that shebang.

#4. Comment more on other blogs.

I’m not a huge fan of social media, so I don’t really have the mindset to socialize online. However, something I’ve learned as a new blogger is that it IS very nice when people take the time to reach out and comment on my posts, so I’d like to be a more extroverted this year and do the same for them. It’s a work in progress…but I shall do it!

#5. Aaaaaand….that’s it.

Haha, is that pathetic or what? I literally have no more aspirations for this blog. I don’t care how many followers I get, or whether this blog gets noticed that much. I literally just need a place to write, and a place to write about books I’ve read.

However, that’s not to say I’m not grateful for the followers I already have, so thanks. I hope you all have a great year, and here’s to hoping that we achieve all our goals in 2018. Cheers:) ❤


  1. Loved your book (un)goals for 2018! I’m trying to take a similar route for myself because I have so many half-written reviews languishing on my phone and sometime I dread putting the finishing touches on them. In 2018, I’m going to strive to write more condensed reviews (like 3 – 5 sentences) instead of the mini-essays I’ve been doing so that I can zap the dread I’ve come to associate with writing up my thoughts about books. Good luck to having more fun with blogging this year!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I very much relate to the dread of finishing touches; I can’t ever bring myself to let the last be the last!

      And yup, that’s a smart plan. I also tend to write extremely wordy essays, so I’m trying my best to condense my reviews as well. Work in progress lol. Good luck! 😀


    1. I love your blog! I really don’t care about following big bloggers because hey, quality over quantity. I feel like smaller blogs are more thoughtful about the content they put out, and that’s actually the stuff I look at more. Not to mention, your book reviews are very succinct and honest, which makes for a good recommendation source. (Like I don’t take recommendations easily at all, but your blog is one of the few I seriously consider. Just saying. 😉 )

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      1. Oh thanks so much! That’s very kind of you. Yes, I see stars flying around so easily, but I am careful about being really honest with my reasons. Because you know, one man’s trash can be another’s treasure:) thanks again and I eagerly follow and enjoy your blog too! Cheers my friend. Happy reading weekend! I started reading The Queen’s Rising and it’s going very well. What are you reading this weekend?

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        1. Ooh, I’ve heart of Queen’s Rising! I hope it’s going well for you? I’m currently reading The Philosopher’s Flight! It’s a WWII story in an alternate universe where people can do magic. Pretty good so far. 😉

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              1. I’m so sorry, I accidentally deleted (I really don’t know where I pressed for one second!!) your comment on The Queen’s Rising. So, I will write here. Thanks a lot for reading 🙂 I’m happy you liked the review. I’m not sure if it’s a standalone, but even if it’s not, it felt like it because the merciful writer didn’t frustrate me with an end that makes you more curious 🙂 take care, and really sorry for my clumsiness!

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