April 2019 Goals | ARCs, Reviews and Read-a-Thons!

Whenever I write these posts, I try to answer several questions: What do I want to achieve next month? What do I need to work on? What steps will bring me closer to my goal?

Usually, the answers would be to STAY PRODUCTIVE! MOVE FORWARD! and everything with a similar vibe. But April will be slightly different. Of course, there are still books to read and blog posts to write; but my intention is to take is easy.


  1. Schedule rest days. March was a crazy month, I was able to do more than I’ve ever done, and now I’m feeling like a drained lemon. Obviously, I can’t take time off work or studying, and I love my blog and reading, so it’s difficult to stop and rest. But I need to have some days when I’m not reading the next ARC, or planning future blog posts, or writing reviews. Otherwise, a blogging or reading slump might turn up my door unannounced, and that’s not something I want!
  2. Leave fewer things for the weekend. This one will be DIFFICULT. Especially because I’ve tried this in March and failed. But I’m putting it here anyway because I need to free up my weekends a little bit if I’m going to accomplish the previous goal! 4 out of 5 working days I only come home around 9-10 p.m., so of course, I have no desire or energy to write anything, but it needs to be done.
  3. Write those reviews! It is going to happen! I will write all of the reviews I meant to write for so long, and clear my pending list.
  4. Keep up with Blog and Reading goals. At the moment I’m very pleased with how the past month went. I worked on my blog every weekend. Even though I would love to post more often, I don’t think it will be possible. So for now, I’m glad to stick to 3 consistent weekly posts!
  5. Read 10 books! I have to try this again. Maybe I will read even more! I know that my Goodreads Goal says 50 (but in my head, it’s always been 100!). And of course, I had to choose the busiest year to try to accomplish that.
  6. Participate in OWLs Read-a-Thon. This year I’ve decided to join in the fun of Harry Potter inspired year-long read-a-thon. If you haven’t already heard about it, make sure to check my OWLs TBR post!
  7. Read ARCs. I saw somewhere that April is also the month for ARC read-a-thon. I won’t be joining, but I definitely need to read some ARCs a.s.a.p. (so I can request more ARCs, of course!)

Let’s do this! What are you hoping to achieve in April? Share your goals in the comments below!

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3 thoughts on “April 2019 Goals | ARCs, Reviews and Read-a-Thons!

  1. I think it’s great to have goals set out like this — I would like to start doing that.

    I feel you on the NOT leaving things for the weekend. I don’t mind doing a few things, since that’s part of my fun routine, but I want to leave room for other things and not feel overwhelmed.

    I also want to start NOT accepting ARC’s again … it’s kind of gotten out of hand, so I think I’m going to just have to learn to say no … I want to read my own books!

    Great post 🙂

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    1. It’s also good to follow them 😀 (that I’m still working on) ahah

      I think I’m going to free my weekends, just to read all the ARCs I received recently…
      Do we really need to sleep? I could do so much more with extra 8 hours/day!

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