My “End of the Year” Goals | And how to (try) not feel overwhelmed!

My ultimate goal was to get all Christmas preparation in place and going as early as possible. I tried to dedicate multiple weekends in November to sort the present ideas, purchase some, order others, but as usual, life gets in the way, and most of my November weekends were hectic, busy and kind of nerve-racking. I still managed to read a lot in November and have been very productive at work, trying to get everything done before the Office closes for the holidays at the end of December, but I’m starting to feel the pressure of the holiday season. 

In order to avoid unnecessary stress, I’m going to make my Ultimate End of the Year To-Do list, and stay productive to complete everything on it before Christmas!


1 – Finish all 2019 ARCs, and make some progress on 2020 ARCs. 

I’m very behind on my 2019 ARCs, and I already have a bunch of 2020 ARCs to get to as well. The books I absolutely, 100%, need to finish in December are:

2 – Check 2020 releases and request MORE ARCs! 

Do I even need to explain myself? I mean… We all love ARCs, right? 😀 

3 – Finish all my reading goals before the 20th of December 2019. 

The sudden Winter Magical Readathon did “ruin” my plans a little, but if I finish all the ARCs in the next three week, I’ll be the happiest person ever. 

4 – Re-read HP books during the last two weeks of the year. 

As a present to myself, I’m planning to re-read Harry Potter, books 1 and 2! It’s going to be a magical Christmas! 

5 – Participate in the Winter Magical Readathon 2019

I’ll be updating my Winter Magical Readathon post every week with reading progress and new chapters!

Besides all the reading, gift buying and cooking that I will need to do in December. I also want to try and organize my books, that will include:

  • Organize my bookshelves. 
  • Scan all my physical TBR and add it to Goodreads. 
  • Organize my Goodreads shelves by creating different categories & genres. 
  • Post all pending reviews on NetGalley and GoodReads.

What do you still need to do this year? How long is your To-Do list?
Let me know in the comments below!

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22 thoughts on “My “End of the Year” Goals | And how to (try) not feel overwhelmed!

  1. Good luck on all of your goals. I’m sure you can do it! 😁 Reserving the days around christmas for Harry Potter re-reads sounds great ❤

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    1. Thank you! I’m already a little behind, but nothing that a few reading sprints cannot fix 😀 My first book for the Magical Readathon was too big (and too boring) and took me a week to get through. Hopefully, my next pick will be better. I hope your December is going great! ❤

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    1. Yeah… I often feel that as well 😀 But then I realize that it’s not humanly possible to get ALL the things I want for my blog, and I kind of let it go and focus on a week at the time. Changing my blogging schedule and writing one week in advance really helped me to get my blog organized (more or less 😀 ). I hope that you’re getting the hang of things, and will prepare everything you want until the end of this year ❤

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    1. Thank you! I’m kinda scared to start it tbh, as the hype around it has been so big. No, I haven’t… but then I think I can still read it and understand what’s going on? In any case, if I wait to read the previous trilogy, I might never get to this book 😀


    1. Thank you!!! I haven’t started on them yet… ahaha. My first book of the magical readathon took me all last week to finish 😀 But I’ll use my next prompt(s) to read some of the ARCs. *fingers crossed*


    1. That’s true! 😀 I already set aside the first two HP books (my originals ones) and the illustrated editions. I think I will re-read the originals but would love to flip through the illustrated editions as well. Thank you so much ❤

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    1. Thank you, hun 🙂 The magical readathon is amazing! I’m taking the time to reply to all the comments now as we’re waiting for the 2nd Chapter to open and reveal the prompts for next week. I rather like that there is no preparation for this one, and I can just pick whatever the prompt is for the next week. Although, I do need to finish those ARCs … 😀
      I hope your Christmas movies marathon is going well! I haven’t been able to check Twitter as often as I’d like to this week (it’s been a crazy busy one!)

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      1. You’re welcome!
        It sounds really relaxing for a readathon! I was looking at the twitter feed the creators started, man it looks so thought out! ☺️☺️
        So far so good! Haha, I haven’t watched one today yet, hopefully when I get home I plan to put one on! 🤞🏻🎄

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  2. You can do it!! 😀
    I honestly have NO idea what needs to be done until the end of the year, blogging-wise. I’m currently catching up on three weeks worth of posts around the blogosphere, and after I’ll see what I need to post on my own blog. Regarding reading, I only know that I wanna finish Little Women. I obviously need to study as well (I know I won’t study much when I go home, so might as well do it this weekend, while I’m alone here). But I should probably write a list of what I wanna do!!

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    1. Ahaha, thank you 😀 I still have tons of ARCs left to read, I’m trying not to stress too much about it though 😀
      And I’m also catching up on some blog posts from this week that I’ve missed. Blog hopping is so much fun, but it also takes a lot of time!
      I’m crossing my fingers for you to finish Little Women! I think the movie is coming out this Thursday?

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