My Reading Goals for 2020

I can’t believe 2019 is over. A lot happened this year that made it one of the best years yet. I graduated college a few weeks ago with an English Education degree, I moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend, my mental health is at an all-time high, and I read the most books I’ve ever read in a year (56!). With the wonderful year I had, I don’t have a lot of “resolutions” for the new year, but I do have some goals I’d like to reach.

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Top 10 Favorite Books of 2019

2019 has been my best reading year ever. I am currently at 53 books, passing my Goodreads goal of 50, and beating my record for books read in a year. The most I’ve ever read in a year before has been 27, so I’ve almost doubled the books. I know the reasoning is that my last two semesters of college allowed me more time to get my reading done and also, my mental health is way better than it has been in past years. Since I read a decent amount of books this year, I decided to finally do my Top 10 Favorite Books of the Year.

Not only did I read more books this year, but I’ve also expanded the types of books I read! I typically stick to contemporary or mystery, but this year I was able to read a few fantasy books. I started to love the genre and I hope I’m able to read even more next year!

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The Subjects by Sarah Hopkins – Book Review

Special thanks to Netgalley and Text Publishing Company for sending me the digital advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

Daniel is a sixteen-year-old drug dealer and he’s going to jail. Then, suddenly, he’s not.

A courtroom intervention. A long car ride to a big country house. Other ‘gifted delinquents’: the elusive, devastating Rachel, and Alex, so tightly wound he seems about to shatter.

So where are they? It’s not a school, despite the ‘lessons’ with the headsets and changing images. It’s not a psych unit—not if the absence of medication means anything. It’s not a jail, because Daniel’s free to leave. Or that’s what they tell him. He knows he and the others are part of an experiment. But he doesn’t know who’s running it or what they’re trying to prove. And he has no idea what they’re doing to him.

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19 Books I’d Like to Read Before 2019 Is Over

Note: This post was inspired by the lovely WhatVickyRead so definitely check out her post to see what she’d also like to read before 2019 ends!

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I can’t believe that we’re already to the halfway point of 2019. I feel like this year has been going by so quickly and now I’m only 6 months away from graduating college!

While I’ve caught up on a lot of reading this summer, I always tend to read less during the school year since I have a lot going on. BUT, since I’m student teaching this fall (I’m so nervous, omg), I’ll have most of my evenings free so I hope I’ll be able to read a lot more during my final semester of college.

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Bookish Opinions I’ve Changed My Mind About

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This topic was a prompt for one of the Top 5 Wednesday‘s in May 2019. I wasn’t back into blogging at that time, but I loved the idea so much I had to do a post on it.

I have loved reading since I was 8 years old. As a 22-year-old now, I obviously have changed my reading habits in the last 14 years of my life. But, these are the things that stand out to me most when I think about bookish concepts that I changed my opinions about.

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(Mid)Summer Bucketlist 2017

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Summer has been here for a month now (am I a little late on this? yes.) For the time being, I am done stressing over college for a while and get to relax in the sun as much as I want (just kidding, I’m working 40 hour weeks and it’s been cloudy and windy for weeks; thanks North Dakota)! I still have a little over a month left of summer and still have tons of things I’d like to do before my Junior year of college begins. Here are some things I’d like to do: Continue reading

Books I Want to Read This Spring

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The end of the school semester is closing in and with that, I’d love to increase the amount of non-school related books I read. I’m trying to cut out a lot of social media use as well as Netflix/Hulu binge watching and to replace those things, I’m instead going to start reading. My goal is 30-40 minutes of free reading a day, after I do my homework for the day. I’m trying to be a lot more productive with my life as well as read some of the books on my endless TBR, and with that, here are the books I’d like to read this spring before mid June.

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2017 Fitness Goals

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2017 is going to be my year. It’s what every one says every single time the new year comes around, but this year I’m determined to make it my year of fitness. I’ve already started transitioning into working out more and eating healthier, and while it’s only the second week of January, it’s been very difficult to change my terrible habits. But, like I said, 2017 is going to be my year, and these are my fitness goals for the year:

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