Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2019 #BookishResolutions Sign Up! Gets get those resolutions done together!!!

If you joined Bookish Resolutions this year you would have noticed that it completely disappeared.
No updates. No tweets. Nothing. During the event sometime in the beginning of the year my co-host became a popular author, leaving her little time for blogging. I am super proud of her, but since I also dropped the ball, the challenge just didn’t really make it this year. Thankfully my Co-Blogger and Co-host to all my other challenge decided to join in with this one for 2019. And we have some excited things to add. I do hope you will join us this year!
It’s time for the brand NEW challenge for the New Year: 2019 Bookish Resolutions Challenge
We are going back to basics! Bookish Resolutions Challenge is about setting New Year’s Resolutions for Reading, book blogging or Writing…You can sign up via blog post, Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads!

Sign Up is between December 11th to February 28th, the challenge starts January 1st and ends December 31st 2019

  1. Create between 3 or more resolutions related to books/book blogging/writing (there are examples below but you can make up your own)(you can have as many resolutions are you would like there is no limit) 
  2. Create a signup post and add it to the Linky on this post (sign up before Feb 28th)
  3. Since this is a year long challenge we ask that you pick goals with some longevity. Pick a goal that will take you no less than 4 months to complete.
  4. Twice a year we will have an update to see how you are doing. May 1st and September 1st. The last update will be the end post in December for you to link up.
  5. For each goal you complete you get one entry into the giveaway that will be in our wrap up post on December 31, 2019

We’ll be giving away two $5 Amazon gift cards at the end of December 2018.

As this is a personal challenge everyone is likely to set different goals! But to make things easier, we’ve come up with some blogging and reading examples!

Blogging/Reading/Writing Goals
  • Get my Netgalley percentage up to XX % (percent is up to you!)
  • Read XX number of Netgalley books this year/per month (remember that this needs to be a year long goal!)
  • Read XX number of books by debut authors/authors that are new to me this year/each month
  • Complete X number of challenges this year
  • (This challenge does not count towards the total. Mini-challenges within a bigger challenge do not count separately)
  • Read XX number of crime (or any other genre) books this year/each month
  • Only spend £XX/$XX on books this year/per month
  • Listen to X number of audio books this year/per month
  • Read X number of paperbacks this year/per month
  • Read X number of classics this year
  • Read all blog tour books a week/month/two days before post date
  • Participate in X number of read-a-thons (read-a-thons as a part of larger challenges count separately)
  • Only one-click on amazon X times per month/week
  • Read X number of books per week/month that were books you’ve bought, which can be free.
  • Read X number of sequels this year/per month
  • Read X number of books with ‘salmon’ in the title (word is changeable. If you’re interested there are actually 862 results for salmon in the Kindle Store)
  • Read X number of books that I already own
  • Read X number of non-fiction books
  • Finish WIP “title”
  • Finish XX writing projects
  • Publish “title”
  • Write XXXX words per day/week/month/year
  • Design/commission a cover for “title”
  • Join in NaNoWrMo
  • Enter a writing competition
  • Complete a writing course (online or in person)
  • Contribute to an anthology
  • Write something in an unfamiliar genre
  • Plot out the next book in the series
  • Write every day
  • Develop author online presence

Tweet your progress to #BookishResolutions or Join the Facebook Group!

To help you - and us - be successful with our resolutions, we’ll be hosting a Bookish Bootcamp, as well as weekly Task it Tuesdays. Both will be great ways to stay on track with those goals!

*Bookish Bootcamp ~~~~~~~~~~

During the year we are planning to have two events that help get some of these goals or any type of goal accomplished whether it’s to do some maintenance on your blog, finish those posts you wanted to do or even write 10k with no distraction. We will have two Bootcamps in the year. Make sure to follow the hashtag, join the group or subscribe to emails to get notipficated for when the Bootcamp Events will be.

*Task It Tuesday ~~~~~~~~~~

created by the fabulous Geeky Blogger and adopted first by Because Reading and now by Because Challenges.

What is Task it Tuesday? Task it Tuesday is a weekly meme dedicated to the list makers of the blogging/writing world. It’s all about being productive and organized – on your blog and in real life (if you so chose). By sharing our lists we get instant accountability partners and also get ideas of things to add to our lists (or sometimes ways to tackle tasks more efficiently). We hope you’ll join us!

Check out BecauseChallenge.com each week to sign up to Task It Tuesday and let's get organized and be productive together. Task it Tuesday with start the first Tuesday in Jan 2019.

What are some of your top goals for 2019? Tell us in the comments below and don’t forget to link up!


  1. I love your challenge and added my reading challenges page. Great idea!

  2. I love the idea of this Challenge for it makes me accountable, and not simply letting these "plans" lie dormant in the back of my mind. My list is about actions this year, and thank you for offering this Challenge again.

    1. Yay! Glad it helps :) Be sure to come by starting next Tuesday for Task it Tuesdays for added accountability.

  3. Love that this lets me make some flexible bookish goals for myself! I created 5 resolutions. Wish me luck!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. Love the whole premise of this challenge! What a great way to accomplish my reading goals!

  5. Was/ is there a
    May 1
    update/ check-in?


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