June TBR and Writing Goals

by - Saturday, June 01, 2019

It's a new month, which means new books to read and new writing goals! I'm pretty pumped--last month I read a TON, though I didn't write a whole lot...which means I've got some excellent goals coming my way this month!


I'm keeping my TBR short this month since I'm going to ALA in DC! I'm so excited...but also nervous? It's my first time to a book event like this AND my first time in Washington DC AND I'll be flying all by myself. Hopefully I make it!

Lovely War by Julie Berry is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. Julie Berry is an auto-buy author for me, and her book Passion of Dolssa is my favorite book of all time. I'm a little scared to read this--what if it doesn't live up to my expectations? But I'm sure it will. It's also YA and Wine's book club pick of June, which gives me even more incentive to read it quickly! Here's to hoping this is my new favorite book of all time!

I won The Romeo Catchers, the second book in this series in a giveaway, so I hopped over to ThriftBooks super quickly and got this lovely. New Orleans, vampires, and other creepy happenings? What's not to love? I'm super excited for this one!

Burning Glass has been on my list for a loooong time, ever since I realized that Kathryn Purdie lives in Utah. I love supporting local authors, so I'm pretty excited! It's a fantasy that centers on a girl with empath powers, which really intrigues me.

My husband has been nagging me to read Wuthering Heights ever since I picked it up at our local thrift store. It's one of his favorites. I'm finally giving in! It's not that I don't want to read this book, I just have a hard time pushing aside books I want to read for books I should read (though this goes for ARCS too. Hm....)

I requested My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant on NetGalley and I was so pleased to receive it! It sounds so fun, with some awesome themes about body image. Can't wait to dig into this one!

Writing Goals

I had a tough writing month in May, so I'm hoping to shape up this month. One thing I've realized about myself is I give myself a hard time when I don't reach a goal, even when I make a huge effort to do so. So I'm going to measure my effort this month instead of my word count/chapter count.

1. Make a good effort to write five times a week. I already know I won't be able to make this goal every week of June since I'm going to ALA, and there's no way I'm bringing my laptop with me (it's a monster!) But I will do what I can :)

2. Write for my blog for one hour a day. This one might be harder...but it would also save me a ton of time on the weekends if I do it!

3. Participate in #JuneLitWrit19. It has been FOREVER since I've done a photo challenge on Instagram. It might all fall to crap if I get a job...but I'm willing to try!

What on your TBR? What are your writing goals for June?

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  1. Have fun at ALA! I left my job on the 31st so now I work at home full time! Part of my work-at-home goals is to write something every day on my fiction, work on my blog for an hour a day, and read every day. Looking forward to having more time to do this every day!

    1. Yay!!! That sounds amazing! Building those habits can be SO good!