2017 Goals

Hello, 2017. I hope you will be good to us all.

When I was thinking about what I want to do for 2017 when it comes to blogging and reading and I came up with quite a few things. 

Blogging Goals

New Look

I want my blog to have a new look, that would reflect who I am as a reader and as a person. I am hopeful to find or make my own graphics and a brand new logo. I am aiming to keep my layout since I love it.  

Review Posts

With my reading slumps this past year, the review posts were spare. I am planning on changing that starting this week. I hope to at least post three to four reviews per month with reviews to be scheduled to post. I am planning on to write out more thoughtful reviews, along with trigger warnings and issues the books may have.

Original Posts

For past few months, I have been doing memes and tags. I enjoyed doing it but it isn’t the direction that I want my blog to go into. I will be still posting them, but I want to at least start doing more original posts. With memes and tags, I kept recommending same books over and over again. I am hopeful along with my reading goals, I would be able to recommend new books. One of the original posts that I am planning on is writing more diverse posts and highlighting the book and the author(s). 

Reading Goals

Read More

I read a lot more books in 2016, which was great, but it did not have the numbers that I was hoping to reach, thanks to the reading slumps that I was struggling with. I am hoping to read AND finish books this year. I have a bad habit where I start and not finish, even with the books that I am enjoying. I have three books that needed to be finished. I don’t like to not finish anything, even though I would not enjoy the book. 

I am planning to still read YA but I want to read more Middle Grade and Adult books. Most of my books are YA and that needs to change. I am going to try my best to read more non-fiction books but these books never really grab my attention. 

Unread Books

I am in an awesome challenge, Beat the Backlist. It will help me and encourage me to read books that I do have, rather than buying books and read them. I have a problem buying books. I want to at least try to reduce my unread books down to a reasonable amount by the end of the year. 

Diverse Books

One of my goals this year is to read more diverse books. Due to me being Deaf, I want to at least read more books that have Deaf and Hard of Hearing characters, preferably Own Voices. I want to recommend these books to my friends and their children. I want to read more diverse books by diverse authors and Own Voices authors. 

Diverse Reading Challenges

I want to be involved in readathons that promote diverse books. In January alone, I am participating in two readathons, Dumbledore’s Army Readathon and DiverseAThon. I am also participating in Diversity Bingo 2017 (the post will be up on the 6th). I am hoping to fill every square on there. 

Goodreads Challenge

For 2016, I wanted to read at least 25 books. I did not reach it and reduced my goal down to 15, which I reached beautifully. I read 19 books. For this year, I am hopeful to read at least 40 books. I have a huge respect for these people who are able to read 100-200 books a year. Maybe one day, I will be able to read at least 100 books in a year! 



13 thoughts on “2017 Goals

  1. MiRakelBooks says:

    I know I don’t understand how people can read 100-200 books in one year, haha. I’m also thinking of participating in the Beat the Backlist challenge.

    I’m looking forward to reading about your book recommendations that has deaf or Hard of Hearing characters.

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  2. Shouni says:

    Good luck on changing your blog’s look! I just recently changed mine and I like it a lot better than my previous look. Good luck on your reading challenge too! Happy New Year!


  3. Puput @ Sparkling Letters says:

    I say yes for a new look!! Not that there’s anything wrong with your current look, but I know for a fact that getting a blog makeover could really boost things up 😀 also yes to trigger warning, it’s something I never did but want to from now on! I totally support you to write more original posts! The first few months I blogged I also did a lot of memes and tags and just like you, I felt like I kept repeating the same books and also it was getting stale :’) it pushed me to come up with original ideas and I finally found my footing! Hope you do too ❤

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    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      Thank you for the encouragements! It’s a good start for me for 2017. Just need to find something for my blog. The colors, what logo, etc. It isn’t easy as I thought it would be. I also need to figure out what to write.

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