Tuesday Top 10s

My Top 10 Reading Goals for 2019

tuesday top 10s final

i’m so behind on blogging and interacting with y’all i honestly feel bad but december’s been kinda weird (not bad weird) and i haven’t been feeling like blogging much (which is a TRAVESTY bc i had so many december “end-of-the-year” posts I MENTALLY planned – i’m even disappointing myself wow)

BUT ANYWAYS, here’s a quick post on my top 10 reading/writing goals for 2019 (they’re 99% reading oriented and 110% a hot mess)

Related image
accurate

~ i’ll get back to blogging and commenting on your posts and being a good functioning ‘adult’ soon, i promise ~

flower watercolour

10. Read at least one classic every month

9. Read at least 10 high fantasy books in 2019 (sanderson, i’m coming for you)

8. Find new favourite authors/series to obsess over

7. Read more memoirs (not putting a number on this bc it’s really something i have to feel)

6. Finish at least 1 book in arabic (i’m crying this is so much harder than it sounds for me)

5. Read something REALLY out of my comfort zone (i’m thinking either horror or,,,,,,a cookbook)

4. Read some self-help books

3. Finish the first draft of my WIP (this has taken too bloody long) and start on editing it

2. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰!!!!START A NEW STORY!!!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

1. Read 150 books throughout the year (my goodreads challenge!!)

~Bonus Goal: eat more fries in 2019, bc i think everyone is neglecting that.

flower watercolour

…..now just to actually complete these goals. Tune in during december of 2019 to see if i accomplished anything ✌️

wow this is a really sad post

ANYWAYS, tell me SOME of your 2019 reading goals?? and what BIG plans you for next year?? i want to hear all about your successes and what you think is accomplishable (yes thats a word) and someone hold me to my goals plz and thanks.

heart heart,

mayy

68 thoughts on “My Top 10 Reading Goals for 2019”

  1. I was also thinking of having some bookish goals for next year! I think I definitely want to start reading more classics as well πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I would recommend you read a book by
    ΨΉΨ¨Ψ― Ψ§Ω„ΩˆΩ‡Ψ§Ψ¨ Ψ§Ω„Ψ³ΩŠΨ― Ψ§Ω„Ψ±ΩΨ§ΨΉΩŠ, his books are fast-paced, well-done, easy to read and get through. After reading his books, I started reading a lot more Arabic. This year I have read 14 while last year I read none. Btw he writes short stories and they are usually Sci-fi. ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ooooohhh thank you so much for the rec! My reading capability in arabic is //really// bad but right now im reading a poem anthology?? with one of my friends (shes doing the reading, im doing the listening) and im enjoying it. i’ll definitely check him out, shukran!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December is a weird month, I don’t know why but I’m feeling the weird vibes too, you’re not alone πŸ˜‚
    I approve all of these goals ESPECIALLY the one with your WIP because I WANT TO READ IT like right nowwwww. No pressure obviously. Not at all, I swear haha. I hope you’ll be able to write more and to finish your draft though, you can do this, I believe in you!!!
    Also, read 150 books, you queen what a massive goal, no idea how you do this. I admire you so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. yessss. it’s going well enough but im still side-eyeing it
      ahhh thank YOU! pressure pressure but also fjdkajflka IM EXCITED to finish it bc its just taken soooo long

      😭😭😭youre like my favourite person ever omg thank you for the kind words always they make me weep

      Liked by 1 person

    1. thats awesome, i hope you find some good ones (classics have been lowkey disappointing me tbh)

      …..look i know my social life is bad, but its not //THAT// bad. you should go for 1500 books and let me know how that turns out πŸ™ƒ

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you sm! ❀ ❀
      i KNOW what you mean, but its so warm and cozy in the contemporary bubble πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      thank you sweetie, i hope december is going amazing for you and 2019 is even better!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. GOOD LUCK ON COMPLETING YOUR GOALSSSSSS! These are some great goals, tbh. I need to read more books outside of my comfort zone (which is pretty much anything that isn’t YA fantasy…derp. ANYWAYS, reading this list made me feel SUPER PUMPED about the new year πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your goals!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ah best of luck on your goals for next year! Reading a book outside of English sounds so hard I can’t even. I actually had the same read a classic a month goal and I failed it miserably and I’m not sure whether I should try again in 2019? Also please read all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s backlist if you haven’t already because omg they’re amazing! Happy reading, May! ❀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you beb!! saaaameee. it’s really a struggle to read anything outside of english but i wanna push myself.
      honestly classics have been a highkey disappointment for me, theyre boring ?? and drawn out ??

      YES MA’AM, TAYLOR JENKINS REID BOOKS IS GOING TO BE MY MAIN 2019 GOAL!

      happy reading darling ❀

      Liked by 1 person

  6. OMG I love all of your goals! ❀

    Ooooh, in regards to your classics goal, I would recommend picking up a Jane Austen book, particularly Pride & Prejudice! And ooooh, for your memoirs goal, I recommend trying graphic memoirs if you haven't before! I just read 2 great ones: El Deafo by Cece Bell and Marbles by Ellen Forney.

    And for your writing goals: YOU GOT THIS!!! I can't wait to hear about all that you'll write! 😊

    Yess, you can never eat too many fries! πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GOOD NEWS BC IM PLANNING ON LISTENING TO THE AUDIOBOOK FOR PRIDE AND PREJUDICE THIS MONTH! i tried reading it a couple years back and i had to refer to a dictionary so many times it became tiring lol

      i’ve never tried graphic memoirs but they SOUND RIGHT UP MY ALLEY THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS im adding them to my tbr right now

      thank you soooooo much ❀ ❀ there's never a time when fries arent a great idea πŸ˜‰

      Liked by 1 person

      1. YAYYYYY TO ALL THOSE THINGS!!! Aaaaaahh, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on all these books! πŸ˜„ ❀

        And aahhh, I totally relate on the dictionary thing; I always have to look up dozens of words when I read Austen.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. all the best for achieving these goals!! it’s a great list. i feel ya trying to expand your comfort zone and love that includes cookbooks πŸ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. let’s be failures together bc im so behind on blogging and reading and life omg where do i even start??

      THANK YOU SO MUCH LILY YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME ILY ❀

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Ahh I’ve been feeling “blogging slumpy” too 😒 I need to make some changes to my blog.

    Ohh girl, same about Sanderson. I’m planning to buddy read some book by him in January, since I’m on vacation. Let me know if you’re interested in joining me πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. i’ve been ignoring my blog sm omg im AWFUL
      yayyy good luck with the changes, it’s always so fun (and exhausting) to change things around

      ooooo that sounds awesome. have you read the mistborn series? i read the first 3 but i seriously need to continue it bc wow!!

      Like

  9. Find new favourite authors/series to obsess over –> this is such an important one? i feel like i need a new series that i can love as fiercely as the raven boys, adsom, six of crows. like?? I NEED SOMETHING. and good luck on eating more fries!! we stan a queen!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. imagine finding a series you can love as much as the raven boys omg i think my heart just skipped a beat

      thank YOU, QUEEN, we all need more fries in our lives, thats just a basic fact

      Liked by 1 person

  10. ahhh i love all of these goals!!!!!! I’LL BET YOUR WIP IS SO RIDICULOUSLY GOOD????? your reading tastes are superior and you’re blog writing is superior and over you’re a superior human c: c: c:

    i especially love the one classic every month goal, i haven’t read a classic novel is SO LONGG?? it’s become v sad, i still haven’t read Mansfield Park and there is so excuse for my poor decisions that have led me here lsdkjf

    also with fantasy I fail every time, i’m a failure forever and ever

    +++++++++DELICIOUS FRIES!!! i want to eat more pizza, my pizza intake has been so poor. In fact, my everything intake has been poor, I’ve been living on bananas and chicken flavored ramen noodles. No one feeds me properly!!!!!!!! MY IRL FRIENDS ARE SO LOW QUALITY.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. THANK YOU!!! oh hush, you. my WIP is as much of a mess as i am, which is to say, a lot. YOU’RE the superior human here, have you seen your blog??? basically blogging perfection. ❀ ❀

      seriously im just reading classics so i can pretend to be a fancy, well-read lady who sips tea with my pinky up (i could NEVER pull that off) but here's to hoping!!

      NO!!! THIS IS A TRAGEDY!! SOMEONE FIX THIS ASAP!! you need a PIZZA AND FRIES (extra greasy goodness and salt to make up for all the lost time) IMMEDIATELY!!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Ohh, classics, high fantasy books, and self-help books- your reading goals are so good! I haven’t read that many classics, but I read a few this year. Farenheit 451, Catcher in the Rye, Catch-22, and Emma. Emma was my favorite out of those and one of my favorites of the year. At the end it got SO GOOD. Besides Sanderson, are there any specific books in mind that you have for each category? My favorite high fantasy books are The Divine Cities (they’re by Robert Jackson Bennet, he also had a new book come out). THEY ARE SO GOOD. And I’m guessing you’ve heard of The Name of the Wind? Oh my goodness, horror and thriller books are about as far out of my comfort zone as I can get, and I think I’m want to keep it that way. Hahaha, more fries

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ahh thank youuuu! I read Farenheit 451 this year too and i surprisingly really enjoyed it though i think the audiobook format ruined it for me (slightly, but i am planning a reread for it)

      sanderson is the main books i want to conquer but YES GIVE ME THE RECS! i’m going to add those books to my tbr this instant, thank you so much!

      hahaha, for sure! horror seriously freaks me out so i tend to stay away from them, but maybe we’ll be adventerous next year πŸ˜‚
      there’s never enough fries. thank you so much for your comment ❀

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Oh no, what was wrong with the audiobook format? I enjoyed it more than I thought I would too. I think it was because I wrote random notes in it for myself, which helped me notice things I would never have otherwise.
        AHH YAY I HOPE YOU LOVE THEM. You’re welcome! Haha, I honestly think I get the better end of the deal- recommending books you love is definitely as good as receiving recommendations.
        Haha, I hope the adventure ends very well!
        I agree about the fries. :)) You’re welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. i’m not sure if it was the copy my library had but it was so unclear and the narrator ate up a lot of words, i had to replay certain parts over just to understand rip. but i definitely want to give it a try in physical bc i think it’ll click with me better
          thank youuuu! i hope your 2019 is fantastic ❀

          Liked by 1 person

    1. thank youuuu!! i agreeee, sanderson books are so intimidating but so satisfying to finish. good luck with your goals, youre going to do amazing!

      Like

  12. Wow, eating more fries as a goal is something I completely and wholeheartedly agree with. That should a goal on everyone’s list. It’s probably the only goal on my list that I’ll actually accomplish but haha let’s not get to that.
    I don’t have many concrete goals when it comes to reading because my thinking usually goes like -> “hmmm this sounds good, should I abandon all responsibilities and chores to read this in one sitting and regret my existence later? Why, absolutely.” It’s pretty great.
    I do, however, want to start reading comics this year. Maybe the og Marvel/DC stuff because I need myself to get even more nerdy, ofc lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. eating fries is the most important goal of 2019 and i will support you on this wholeheartedly
      sis, youre living the real life, none of us actually followed structured tbrs or our ‘goals for the year!!!” it’s just a ploy to feel like we’re being responsible adults (we’re not)
      I LOVE THAT IDEA!! and i demand that you keep us updated on your comic journey so i can get recs from you hehe

      Liked by 1 person

  13. I love the High Fantasy goal, you’re going to love Sanderson, his books are epic. I also love your reading out of your comfort zone goal – that’s something that I really struggle with so I might have to pick up a cookbook in 2019 too πŸ˜‚ I hope you fulfill all of your goals – can’t wait to see how 2019 treats you with these! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yesss!! i read the first 3 mistborn books and they slayyyed me so im so excited to see what else he has in store.
      hahahha yes, let’s get those cookbooks read. thank you so much, i hope your 2019 is amazing

      Like

  14. Ahhh this is such a good list! You’re so much more motivated than me… (R.I.P. my reading life in 2019)

    I think it’s awesome that you’re planning on reading more classics and high fantasy! If you haven’t read it, might I recommend A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?

    Anyway, I hope you achieve all of your 2019 goals! It sounds like you’re going to have a great year! (:

    Liked by 1 person

    1. thank youuuu ❀ hey listen 2019 is terrifying with all those new releases coming out back to back, idk how we're gonna manage this

      I HAVEN'T read that one so THANK YOU, im adding it to my tbr right now!! thank you so much, youre so kind, i hope you have an amazing year as well ❀

      Liked by 1 person

  15. I HIGHLY approve of the fries one omg. I also want to read 150 books, I’m sooo cloose this year but idk if I’ll make it because uni took up so much of my time. anyway challenges are fun. I don’t know if I can read a proper novel in Hindi but I’d like to do more reading/speaking. I love your goals, and GOOD LUCK!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. FRIESSSS πŸ’žπŸ’ž
      I FEEL YOU, honestly I’m trying to finish my last fantasy book before the year and im considering if i should just swap it out with a graphic novel πŸ˜‚
      Good luck!!! Reading in langauges that arent English sounds so intimidating to me idk why πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but thank youuuu! I hope your 2019 is amazing ❀

      Like

  16. I’ve been sooo bad at commenting and interacting with people for more than a month now and I feel so sad, I want this blogging slump to be over, but with my exams coming in January/February, it’s probably going to take a while.
    Anywaaaaaaaay, your goals are great! ❀ You're so brave for trying to read 10 high fantasy books, I'm always so intimidated by them, including Sanderson's books. I can't help it if they are so huge and I have little to no time 😦
    I hope you manage to read a book in Arabic, I'm crossing my fingers for you!!! ❀
    Probably reading something out of my comfort zone is going to be a goal for me as well!
    Great post! ❀

    Like

    1. Awww that sucks 😭😭 i hope your exams go amazing and you pass them all with flying colours. But dont you worry we’ll be here waiting for you when you get back and life settles down ❀
      Thank youuuu, youre too kind. I hope 2019 is lovely and fantastic πŸ’ž

      Like

    1. Ahh thank youuu!
      Fries need more love and my awful eating habits need them so much more lol
      πŸ˜‚i know goodbye social life
      Youre too kind ❀❀ i hope your 2019 is as amazing as you are

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s