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01 January 2019

Things I Want To Work Towards in 2019

I'm not making resolutions as such, but I am setting out some things I'd like to work towards in the coming year.

Things I Want To Work Towards in 2019

Things I Want To Work Towards in 2019

Go More Places

I'd love to go more places and do more exploring and adventuring. I love the magic of going somewhere new and falling in love with a new place. I'm going to take full advantage of my National Trust membership as well and I'm aiming for one place a month. There aren't many properties I can get to, but it'll be nice to see them change through the seasons and find some new favourite haunts. Also: picnics. I love picnics at all times of year, you just need an extra flask and more layers when it's cold.

Read More Romance

I love reading romance, but I don't actually read it all that often, which I think is a shame. I'm going to try and read more Mills & Boon, because I love passion as love and all those tender feelings. And the lust. I'm going to try and read at least one romance novel every month for the warm fuzzies.

Read My Backlist

I really want to tackle the books I already own - because it's ridiculous. I have over 300 books on my shelves and over 200 of those are unread. It definitely has to change. I need to take control of my TBR.

Fight My Fears

I have a terrible fear of needles, it used to be a phobia to the point where I'd avoid going to the doctors just in case they suggested a blood test. Exposure to quarterly blood tests is helping - and I don't scream, cry, and plead anymore - but I'd love to get to the point where I don't almost pass out and I can go to the hospital on my own.

Read the Discworld Books

I can't remember the last time I picked up a Discworld book, so I'm setting a target of reading one per week for the year. I love most of the Discworld books anyway, it's just been a long while since I read one, and I'm going in with the City Watch arc and then I'll probably move on to the Industrial Revolution books, as I can't bring myself to even think about Rincewind.

What are you going to work towards in 2019?

Things I Want To Work Towards in 2019: goals and resolutions for 2019


  1. These are fab ideas! I'm going to work towards clearing some of my book backlog, including my virtual one, my netgalley stats are beyond tragic. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. I'm going to try and finish my physical TBR, read more LGBT+ books, read more manga/comics/graphic novels and finish some book series that I've already started!😊

    Shirley |

  3. Ah, yes to reading the unread books we own. I have the same "problem" and I also set myself a challenge to tackle that. :)

    I hope you'll have a good reading year. Happy 2019!

  4. Wonderful goals!! Have a wonderful 2019!!

  5. Good luck acheiving all of your goals! I have a huge phobia of needles too that I'd love to get over, I want to be able to give blood but I go into a huge panic whenever I even think about it. I know it's important that I get over it though x

    Alice //

  6. I definitely want to read more of my backlist too!

  7. Good luck with achieving all of these. 💜
    Amy x

  8. My goal is to comment on your blog more often :D
    You remind me of my dad with the backlist; he's got about 200 books on there and every time he finishes one, my mom brings two new books home XD

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

  9. Great goals! I never really read romance books either, I tend to go for thrillers but I'm trying to read a bigger variety of books this year! Good luck with all your goals - can't wait to see where you visit with your National Trust membership!
    Hels xx

  10. These sound like great goals Cora! All year round picnics sound so cute and cosy! Good luck with your reading goals too, wow 200 books, you are gonna be very busy this year, he he! I hope you have a wonderful 2019 and achieve everything you want to! <3 xx

    Bexa |

  11. Love these! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Reading more romance is definitely something I want to work towards to Cora. Tbh up until the past few months I was kinda of ashamed to read romance and enjoy it cause people tend to role their eyes about it but since getting into Nora Roberts novel I have grown to love them so much more. I'm currently focusing on her In Death series though because I love that. Good Luck with all your goals for this year! x

  13. These are fantastic, achievable goals! I can't believe you have 200 unread books, haha, how do you resist starting them all?! I'm always reading like 5+ books at once because I have no patience. I also love the sound of your National Trust trips and picnics! I'm gonna come join you for one, one day!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  14. All the best with your goals, Cora! Particularly the picnics. I live for a good picnic.

    In regard to the Pratchett goal, I love the City Watch books so much-particularly Night Watch. That's one of my favourite books of all times. I'm the same as you about the Rincewind books though! They don't particularly interest me :/

  15. I’d also like to go to more places this year, and I have the same issue with my own/read book ratio being off ha ha. Good luck with your list!

  16. Happy New Year! Sending you all of the luck in 2019 for your goals, 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  17. These are great goals. Good luck with them! :) I'm also hoping I can decrease my Backlist. I still can't believe I allowed my list of unread books to grow so much. =P

    Happy New Year!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  18. These are awesome things to work towards. I had "have more advebtures" last year which was more visiting new places than anything else and it was great. I love that you're also trying to tackle your backlist.

  19. These are some great goals! Having adventures is so much fun! Tackling my backlist is one of my unofficial goals. To help me not spend as much money and do that, I've instituted a "read 3, buy 1" rule. Of course, that doesn't mean I have to buy a book.

  20. Great goals! I also want to visit more places and get through my backlist. I have a fear of needles too, and I'm afraid of the day that the doctor will suggest a blood test. It's great to see that you are tackling your fear and it gives me hope that I can as well!

    1. And my reply decided to not include my name...hopefully this one does...


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