#BookishBloggersUnite – 2019 Reading Goals

Hello folks! I’m hosting our first #BookishBloggersUnite post for the year. Bookish Bloggers Unite is a tag developed by a group of bookish friends who wanted to blog about books together. You can join in at any time – just let us know and add your link to the comments.

It’s time to talk about our reading goals for 2019!

I was planning on paring back my challenges and goals this year, but that hasn’t really happened. Here’s a run down:

Goodreads Challenge – set at 150. Very achievable but set a bit on the low side so I feel comfortable to read bigger books.

Read Harder Challenge – put together by the delightful Rachel Manwill from Book Riot, this is always a good way for me to stretch my reading diversity, and this year is no exception.

Aussies Rule Challenge – We’ve talked about this – you know what it’s all about.

FOLD Challenge – This one was brought to my attention by a Canadian Book Riot Insider. The FOLD stands for “Festival of Literary Diversity”. You can find the blog here.

Dymocks52Challenge – Dymocks is an Aussie bookseller challenging people to read 52 books in 2019 and there are prizes and stuff so I’m playing along.

Some more general goals:

  • Read more Aussies – even though I was really trying Aussies only ended up being about 20% of my reading total from 2018
  • Also read more Canadians and NZers – the UK and US book market doesn’t need any help from me – I really want to read more people who aren’t getting the support of a massive publishing industry
  • Read more Authors of Colour – my AOC rate was a 47% for 2018 – I want it over 50% this year
  • Read more LGBTQIA2S authors – my LGBTQIA2S rep in my reading was pretty woeful last year. I want to get that up to at least 20%

And that’s me!

What are your bookish goals for 2019?

Cheers,

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