It doesn’t feel like an entire month has gone since I posted my September TBR… but it has.
September was a bad month, like a really bad month for reading. I managed to read two books.
And one doesn’t even count because I had already read two-thirds of This Mortal Coil in August. The only book I actually did read was an ARC of House on Fire by Bonnie Kistler that was provided by NetGalley.
For a book blogger, it’s pretty pitiful.
I seriously underestimated how busy I was going to be now that I’ve started college. I have nine subjects to study for, with my first two exams at the end of October. I have several presentations to prep for. On top of all of that, I still work part-time, doing two full days in the office, and now I’ve just applied to volunteer with a mental health charity. So where I’m going to find the time to read and blog is beyond me. To hell with it, I can sleep when I’m dead!
Actually, I’ve had to create a schedule. Yes, it’s come to that, I have to schedule time for reading and blogging – oh, and for eating and sleeping as well. Don’t worry I have my priorities sorted with reading and blogging high up there.
I’m hoping October is going to be better for, well, just about everything. Considering how much I have to do this month, especially this month with exams coming up in four weeks, I’m not holding out hope that I’m going to achieve any of what I want to do in October but it’s always good to make goals.
BOOKS TO READ
I’m going to keep my TBR the same as September with these books.
I HAVE TO FINISH THIS BOOK! I kept promising myself that I was going to in September and I didn’t. THIS MONTH IS MINE!
I’m also trying to build a portfolio on NetGalley so I’m trying to read as many ARCs as I can to build up my feedback ratio. Currently, I’m reading And Then You Were Gone by R. J. Jacobs, which is giving me some serious Final Girls vibes.
OTHER OCTOBER GOALS
Some of my other October goals are:
- To publish a post at least twice a week
- To read at least one book a week
- To pass both exams with distinctions (this one is admittedly the hardest of all my goals)
- To have written my personal statement for my university application
- And to start posting on Instagram again
So these are my October goals. How much of them I’m going to achieve is another thing, but I’m coming into this month with optimism and hope, with a determination and fire inside me. I know what I want and I know what I need to get it and I’m not going to stop until I do get it.
How was your September? Did you accomplish all that you wanted to? Or were you like me and didn’t do as much as you wanted? And while you’re telling me about those, why don’t you let me know your October goals.