"What do you want to be?" "Happy," she says with a smile. - Colleen Hoover

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Bookish Goals

My Bookish Goals for 2016 Were:
-Revamp My Blog
-Read 30 Books
-Interview 5-10 people
-Continue posting 2 times a week
-Reach 60,000 pageviews
-Re-Read 3 Books
-Read at least 1 autobiography/non-fiction

I redesigned my blog first thing in 2016 and I'm so happy I did. I've never been so proud of it and I still think it's really beautiful.
I did not by any means read 30 books and a couple of months ago that really bothered me. Two or three years ago I read about 100 and this year I read 17. It bugged me because I couldn't believe that's all that I read but I'm okay with it now. I have a son as most of you know so the only time I have to read is when he is sleeping and I usually am pretty tired by the time he's ready for bed. I'm not going to get down on myself in 2017 if I don't reach my book goal but I am still going to set a goal of 20 books because I love to read. A big issue was also the book slump of epic proportions that I was in. Let us all hope that doesn't happen again.
I was successful with my next goal which was to interview 5-10 people, I interviewed 5.
Big thank yous to:
Alita Joy
Ella Maise
Taryn Bashford
Leslie Welch
Abbi Glines
I am so grateful to each of you for taking the time to answer my questions and i'm thankful to all of you who took the time to read the interviews. I have been a huge fan of Abbi Glines for years now so to finally be able to interview her was a dream come true. I have now interviewed 3 of my favorite authors and I'm hoping to be able to interview another favorite in 2017.
As most of you know I did not do a good job of posting 2 times a week and I'm hoping to get back into it this year.
I surpassed my goal of 60,000 pageviews, we reached 89,216!! Thank you guys for making that happen!!
I did not reread any books this year so I totally failed that goal but that's okay, it happens.
I am very happy to be able to say that I read two non-fiction books this year!! In Real Life: My Journey To a Pixelated World by Joey Graceffa, and IRL by Nev Schulman. Both of which were awesome.

One of my favorite things that I did on my blog this year was my I'm A DUFF series. Each person who shared their story deserves the biggest high five because they are rockstars. I'm so thankful to each and every one of them for making this series so meaningful.

My Bookish Goals For 2017 Are:
-Read 20 Books
-Interview 5 people
-Post 2 times a week again
-Reach 100,000 pageviews
-Participate in at least 3 blog tours
-Review 10 Books
-Post 6 more DUFF stories


  1. Good luck with 2017. If I ever figure out a Duff story I'll send it your way, but every time I try, I blank out. _-_

    1. Thank you!! And that's okay, one might come to you some time :)