2020 Goals | Blogging, Social Media, and Personal Goals

There have been a lot of things going on in my life lately and so I’m just getting around to writing down my goals for 2020. My husband was in the hospital at the end of 2019 and recovery has been an adjustment for our family.  We are a tight-knit family and will get through this together. But this incident explains some of my personal goals for the year.  It is so important to be present in your life and make the most of every situation. Life always goes on, and it is the perspective that you see, that makes the difference.  You can play the victim or look at it as all being a part of God’s plan and things happen for the reason. We may not understand it all at the time, but we have faith.

Love your family and love, even more, when things get hard. ❤

My 2020 Goals

Reading Goals


  1. Read and complete 50 books. I am not counting my DNF towards this goal.more books
  2. Don’t over request books on NetGalley. This is a stretch for me. I really want to rein this in so that I can better manage my feedback ratio. Taking a break from blogging really damaged this percentage.
  3. Focus more on books that I own.  I have an extensive TBR list and it would be nice to check some of those off.

Blogging Goals

Happy Blogging

  1. Get on a posting schedule so that I can better balance my life and my blog.
  2. Review at least 90% of the books I read this year
  3. Post Monthly Updates/Recaps
  4. Participate in 3 readathons
  5. Build my readership up to more than 20 readers a day
  6. Participate regularly in First Line Fridays
  7. Participate in Blog Tours/Book Tours as my schedule allows
  8. First guest post on another blog.
  9. Set up metrics/stats

Social Media GoalsFor The Love Of Books


  1. Have fun with social media. I don’t want to fall into a trap of being stressed out by setting rigid posting expectations for myself.
  2. Cross-post reviews onto social Media
  3. Set up metrics/stats
  4. Learn and post to insta stories regularly. (I’m a little late to this, I know)

Personal GoalsLove

  1. Work on finding balance in my life.
  2. Remember to take life one day at a time
  3. Enjoy life, IN the moment
  4. Be present for my kids and husband
  5. Self Care
    • Journal daily
    • Drink more water
    • Exercise more
  • Listen to my body and better manage my chronic illnesses

What are your goals for this year?

Whatever they may be, don’t forget to



2018 | A Year In Review


On May 31st, 2018 I started on this book blogging journey. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into or how much I would truly enjoy blogging. These were months of learning and the book community was so very helpful! I’m also thankful for all of you.  It’s a delight to be a part of this as I don’t think there is another community like this. It’s amazing!

I do this as a hobby and it has given me an outlet to share my love of books, and for that I’m thankful. 

dancing books

As I get into the recap of 2018, I prefer just to state the numbers instead of it being wordy. So, here it is…

2018 | A Year In Review

In 7 months and a day, I accomplished the following:

Blog Posts  (62 total posts) which included:

  • 23 book reviews
  • 10 blog tours
  • 16 of 25 blogmas posts

Reading Challenges

  • 24 in 48 Reading challenge (hosted by 24in48.com) The next one is coming up the end of January (Check it out)
  • 20 Books of Summer hosted by (746Books.com) You can read the results of this challenge here


  • Feedback ratio of 61%
  • Approved for  18 books / 10 books reviewed

Goodreads (also started on May 31, 2018):



Thank you for being on this journey with me! Here’s to a great 2019!

thank you


How did 2018 treat you?

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Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge

Beat the Black List Reading CHallenge - 2019

Is your TBR out of control? Need help catching up on all the books you’ve missed the last few years? Then the Beat the Backlist reading challenge might be for you! It is a reading challenged to help those with ever-growing TBR lists. The challenge runs from January 1st, 2019 through December 31, 2019. It is hosted by Austine over at NovelKnight.com. 

This year I am joining her, and many others, in this challenge hoping it will help me knock a few of my books on my ever TBR list.  If you’re interested in finding out more about Austine, who is running Beat the Backlist challenge, you check out her social media sites below.

Blog | Twitter | Instagram

In trying to break down my reading challenges for 2019, I have set a Goodreads goal of 40 books this year, and a minimum of 12 books need to be from the library (I’m also participating in the Library Love Challenge. hosted by Angela at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures). So,  for this challenge, I’m setting a goal of reading 20 books from my TBR pile.  That leaves an opening for 8 books that I may want to purchase/read throughout the year.

My goal for this challenge is to read 20 books that are currently on my TBR list. Just a few of those books are reflected below.




Have you read any of these books?


Are you participating in a reading challenge this year?


Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Button for the 2019 Beat The Backlist hosted by Novel Knight



#DEARathon | Drop Everything and Read

I am excited to say that I am going to be participating in the #DEARathon that is starting today and running through Sunday!  I have my stack of books all ready to go 🙂

This is an impromptu readathon that is hosted by Caz @LittleBookOwl and Red @LittleRedReads  over at DEARathon on Twitter. If you have some time, stop over and check them out! ❤

I could socialize if you want me too. Just kidding, I'll be reading instead.

Are you currently participating in any readathons or reading challenges?