2018 GOALS : Reading and Blogging


The first week of 2018 is coming to an end already! Time flies so fast. I thought that I’d share my goals for this year with you guys. Though I don’t have any big goals at all but I am taking the Popsugar reading challenge this year too, as I did last year. I’ll put my challenge list at the bottom of this post as well as it’s own page if you’re interested of my choices. But without further ado, let’s get to the goals!


♠ I’ve thought that I try to post regularly every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
♠ For every Tuesday I’ll be taking part for Top 10 Tuesdays, every Wednesday for WWW Wednesday so you can see what I’m reading since I don’t do TBRs and for Saturdays I’ll post some tags, awards etc
♠ As for reviews I want to try and post a review of every book I manage to read. Though I know already that there will be some book that get DNFd and for those I won’t be writing any reviews.
♠ For DNF books I have been thinking that maybe I write mini reviews sometimes when I have 3-4 books that I didn’t finish. I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with this one but we’ll see.

In general I want to keep this blog a bit more active than it was last year. If not with reviews popping up every week, then there will be at least some posts coming up. When I started this blog at the start of 2017 at Blogger, I didn’t know anything about any Top 5 Tuesdays or WWW Wednesdays. But when I moved this here, to WordPress, I started to discover all these weekly memes etc and also so many new blogs to follow! I have also gathered bunch of new followers after the change of platform. And I guess the most important part that affected this move was the fact that WordPress is – at least for me – so much easier to use!



2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Hanna has
read 0 books toward
her goal of
20 books.


For Goodreads goal I set only 20 books for this year. I believe I had the same goal last year too but I read the total of 39 books. I keep this goal pretty low just because I know that if it’s bigger than that, I’ll be pushing myself to just read, read, read. And if I do that to myself, I wouldn’t enjoy anything that I read. It would be just mechanical reading just to keep my GR goal up to date.

At the end of last year I let my Netgalley ratio drop down to 50%. How could I do that?! Well I had requested couple of books before I fell for the slump that happened before our baby was born and well yeah.. One of the books was taken away from Netgalley during that time so I couldn’t even read and review it anymore and one of those I’m currently reading so that I can get the review out. I feel a bit ashamed of that ratio.. Even though I have only requested a total of 4 books from there and 2 of them I have reviewed. But still I caught me kicking myself for that ratio. But all I can do to that is to try and get that ratio back up and that’s exactly what I will be doing this year! So let’s hope I can get this book read and reviewed before it gets out from Netgalley.

Last year I read pretty much everything: YA, new adult, adult, middle grade, fiction, non-fiction etc. And as for this year I want to keep doing that! Even though YA is the genre for me and I enjoy those books the most, I still want to keep my reading as diverse as it was, maybe even make it more diverse. Yeah, that’s probably not going to happen and I’ll be reading mostly YA, but one can at least try!

For my last reading goal there is the Popsugar’s Reading Challenge! This is probably the biggest influence for my diverse reading because I try to find books that fit for every prompt from other people who is taking this challenge too. And that makes me pick books that I might not pick otherwise while scrolling through BD to decide what to buy. But without further ado, here are my book choices for the prompts!

♠ A book made into a movie you’ve already seen
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

♠ True crime
Everything She Ever Wanted by Ann Rule

♠ The next book in series you started

♠ A book involving a heist
Artemis by Andy Weir

♠ Nordic noir
The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

♠ A novel based on a real person
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

♠ A book set in a country that fascinates you
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

♠ A book with a time of day in the title
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

♠ A book about a villain or antihero
Heartless by Marissa Meyer

♠ A book about death or grief
Scythe by Neal Shusterman

♠ A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton

♠ A book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

♠ A book that is also a stage play or musical

♠ A book by an author of a different ethnicity than you
Warcross by Marie Lu

♠ A book about feminism
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

♠ A book about mental health
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

♠ A book you borrowed or that was given to you as a gift
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (Christmas gift)

♠ A book by two authors
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

♠ A book about or involving a sport
Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

♠ A book by a local author

♠ A book with your favorite color in the title
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

♠ A book with alliteration in the title
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

♠ A book about time travel
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

♠ A book with a weather element in the title
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

♠ A book set at sea
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

♠ A book with an animal in the title
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

♠ A book set on a different planet
Saga vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

♠ A book with song lyrics in the title
Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell

♠ A book about or set on Halloween

♠ A book with characters who are twins
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

♠ A book mentioned in another book
Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

♠ A book from a celebrity book club
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Reese Witherspoon)

♠ A childhood classic you’ve never read
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

♠ A book that’s published in 2018
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

♠ A past Goodreads Choice Awards winner
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

♠ A book set in the decade you were born
The Giver by Lois Lowry

♠ A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

♠ A book with an ugly cover
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

♠ A book that involves a bookstore or library
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

♠ Your favorite prompt from the 2015, 2016 or 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (A book about food)

Advanced List

♠ A bestseller from the year you graduated high school
Soulless by Gail Carriger

♠ A cyberpunk book
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

♠ A book that was being read by a stranger in a public place
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

♠ A book tied to your ancestry

♠ A book with a fruit or vegetable in the title
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

♠ An allegory
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

♠ A book by an author with the same first or last name as you
We Sinners by Hanna Pylväinen

♠ A microhistory
The Great Pearl Heist by Molly Caldwell Crosby

♠ A book about a problem facing society today
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

♠ A book recommended by someone else taking the Popsugar Reading Challenge
A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman


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