Reading Goals For 2019

It seems strange to be thinking about goals for 2019. I mean, didn't 2018 just start? Yet, here we are on the verge on a new year. I spent a lot of time last week thinking about my reading goals for this past year and whether or not I felt like I accomplished them. Then I started thinking about the new year and the bookish things I wanted to accomplish. The one thing that kept coming to mind is all the times I looked over at my bookshelf longingly and wished I had more time to read some of the books already there. Not to mention all the books on my Kindle.

All these thoughts led to me to my 2019 reading goal: To read my own books. I've put myself on a book buying ban. No new books. I've unsubscribed from all (hopefully) emails that I get on a daily basis that tell me which books are on sale to avoid temptation. I've unfollowed bookish accounts that do the same. The only thing I didn't unsubscribe from is my Audible membership. I've decided to keep it.

Although these are not my bookshelves, it's an accurate representation. 

I hope this challenge accomplishes many things for me, but one of the benefits will be to cull my personal library. My bookshelves are overflowing onto stacks on the floor. I plan to keep the ones I LOVE and get rid of the rest. To keep on track, I'm going to post every month a stack of books I'll be going through and whether or not I plan to read them or pass them on to somebody else.

Book blogging is fun, but it's also a lot of work. I found myself suffering from reading slumps more this year than any other. I really want to get back to the basics and make more time for bookish things that I love. It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with trends and all the debuts, but maybe by doing this, I'll find my zen once again in reading.

What are your 2019 reading goals?