I have made TBRs before but I have a love/hate relationship with them. As a person that rides the waves of emotion in picking what I read I’ve always felt a little strange picking exact books I’m going to read for a month. I do okay with sticking to a TBR but I always feel bad when I don’t feel in the mood to read a book that I said I was going to and if I force myself to read it I end up not enjoying it and that equals a lower rating. So I came up with something that is a little different for July that will work for me better.
Instead of assigning specific books I’m going to read for July, I’m going to make a July Reading Goals list. First, I’m going to divide these into three categories; reading goals, blogging goals, and both. I need to step up my game because I love blogging but I am a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of blogger and I feel like this has hindered me greatly in the goals I do have long term for my blog.
Read three books for review
I have accumulated a lot of books for review and A LOT of them come out in the next few months and I want to keep on track with them.
Read 2 Debut Authors
I want to support debut authors and what better way of doing that then reading their books and promoting them? I met some really cool ones at my trip to ALA and I’m so jazzed at being able to read them.
Read 2 Library Books
I have a library addiction and even though I’ve recently moved to a town that is less stocked with books than my last town that hasn’t seemed to stop me from checking out books. So I need to do something about that.
Write down the books that I finish
This goes here because when the end of the month comes around even though I say I’m going to read certain books I end up reading more and I forget them. I know, I know, how? I don’t know but I do and can never actually recap the month because of it.
Post Every Other Day or just more regularly
have a sporadic schedule and I have just learned the fine art of scheduling posts so this might be a little bit easier. But combined with a few of the other topics here I still have the small issue of content to post. But, I am not giving up and I have a few cool ideas coming up to help with this problems.
Just become more fucking organized
This is self explanatory and probably will be on my goals list for each month. I am absolutely horrible at this and is one of my biggest problems.
Participate in the Cram-a-thon from July 9th to the 12th
I love participating in read-a-thons, but I’m not good at following them. I blame having kids for this one. But read-a-thons are such a good way of interacting with other book lovers that I just can’t help wanting and trying to participate.
Complete 3 boxes for the Summer Bingo Card created by Pretty Deadly Reviews
Just like with read-a-thons I have a horrible time keeping track of what books I read for what challenge. I love bingo and this challenge created by Pretty Deadly Reviews is the perfect combination! So hopefully I can get 3 of the books that I am reading to fill in the spaces and by the time summer is over have a full black out bingo!