May 2020 TBR + Goals

May is here and here I am, still making TBRs and goals despite not ever really following through with them. But I’m persistent and stubborn and I want to make them anyways because at least I’m making goals for myself. Even if I never achieve them!

I haven’t blogged in a while because of not only the COVID-19 pandemic and me having to work different hours and being stressed about that, but also because of lack of inspiration and energy for blogging and reading. My mental health over the years has been going through major ups and down, particularity these couple of months of 2020 have been huge down months where I was tired and unmotivated. I have had some terrible days. My struggle with my depression and anxiety is still a work in progress much like this blog and my love for reading. So I just didn’t do anything which made me feel worse but at the same time, I probably needed the break.

But now I’m hoping to get back into this and even If I’m not the best I’m going to do the best I can.

Now let’s transition to the blog stuff, I want to blog hop and comment more. Which is a goal I will always have set for myself. I also want to be productive by writing blog posts ahead of time that way I don’t have to struggle.

I also want to revive my bookish Instagram account. The one I’m barely active on and have only posted 3 things since making it. If anyone wants to give me some ideas on what I could post or some helpful tips let know. Link some blog posts or whatever! I’ll be glad to read anyone’s tips on IG.


TBR

I’m splitting TBR into groups. What I need to read (as in ARCs or books I’ve been given to from giveaways and publishers) and What I want to read (which obviously doesn’t need an explanation) I have plenty of older ARCs I still need to read as well as ARCs that I need to since they are coming out soon and some I’m a part of blog tours. I want to read ARCs so I can actually advocate for future releases and help promote them. Also I just really want to get my NetGalley ratio up so I can request more to read/never read.

Then for the books I want to read, since its Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month I want to read books from Asian & Pacific Islander authors. Then I have Spinning Silver which is a book I started in April, which HI want to finish and then start on Uprooted, because I really enjoy this writer’s work. I also have These Witches Don’t Burn on here because the sequel comes out this month and I want to be on board before I read that. Granted my TBR could change and this isn’t definite.

ARCS TO READ

PHYSICAL/DIGITAL BOOKS I OWN TO READ


Thanks for reading 🙂

May 2019 – Reading + Blogging Goals

Hey everyone! It’s finally May which means May flowers are here but also since I live in Florida it’s lovebug season and it’s only going to get miserably hotter. Which means I’ll be inside, reading and blogging with the A.C. on.


READING GOALS

This month there’s so many things going on. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It’s also Mental Health Awareness Month. So I want my TBR to be mainly focused on these two things. I also want to finish some books I started in April. So my TBR might be big but I’m going to try not to force myself to read books I’m into.

But there’s also ARCs I need to read and review. I don’t think I’ll read all of them but I obviously want to read overdue ARCs and ones that are being published in May/June.

I also want to bring something back this month that I tried once and never went further with: Manga Monday. I’ve been collecting several manga series for a while but I actually haven’t made time to sit down and read most of them. I’m really hoping this month will help me stick with it.

BLOGGING GOALS

I’ve been tagged in quite a few tags/challenges and I’ve fallen behind on actually doing them, so I’m making it a priority that I get them done this month.

Also since I’ll reading ARCs, there should be some more reviews. I’m currently working on one right now, but there’ll be plenty more.


Here is basically the tl;dr version of what I’m doing this month.

Thanks for reading and let me know what your reading/blogging goals are for May.