This month’s TBR and goals are more of a struggle to set than usual. Of course, with the library being closed for 6 weeks, I quickly went through all my checked out materials. Next, since I planned to cut back on the number of book review requests I accept in order to prepare for starting grad school this year, I am entirely caught up there. Also, I have made large strides in reading books that I own but had not yet read, especially those on my 2020 Read or Donate shelf (which you can read an introduction to here). So, where do I turn from here?
Books I Hope to Read This Month:
- Never Say Goodbye by Sarah Grace Grzy – Christian Contemporary Fiction, Clean Romance
- Never Say Goodbye is the first book I have ever pre-ordered, and it released May 2!
- The Rules of Love and Grammar by Mary Simses – Contemporary Fiction
- This book won a poll I had on Instagram last month, so it’s my current read.
- Out of the Blue: New Short Fiction from Iceland by various authors, edited by Helen Mitsios – Short Story Collection
- I don’t remember exactly where I heard about this book, but I suggested it to my library ages ago and I’m told that it has arrived, so hopefully it will be processed soon and I will be able to read it and mark Iceland off my reading map!
- Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities #2) and Everblaze (Keeper #3) by Shannon Messenger – Middle Grade Fantasy via audio book
- Two audiobooks in one month may not be a reasonable goal for me, but I can’t know for sure until I try.
- A Christmas story
- A book set in South America, if I can find one
- After reading through the New Testament in April, I need to find a theology book or devotional to read in the mornings, but I don’t have anything specific in mind at the moment.
Things I Hope to Accomplish This Month:
🌼 Keep up with regular blogging schedule (at least 2 book reviews, 2 gardening check-ins, 2 Tackling the TBR posts, 4 linkups, and other posts to make about 15 posts total)
🌼 Look into the possibility of selling some of my knitting projects – coasters, mug cozies, bookmarks, etc. Set prices and determine what I am realistically capable of making.
🌼 Acclimate to the new way the library will work
🌼 Wash and wax my car
🌼 Settle into a schedule that comfortably includes time for reading, blogging, crafting, gardening, and reflecting.
Are you setting any goals this month, or are you just going to see how things go? It promises to be an interesting month. Hopefully it will be a universally happier month than April.
May the fourth be with you, Readers 😉
Until the next chapter,