A Month of Faves 2019 | Challenges and Goals #amonthoffaves #orangecountyreads

We are wrapping up the month with Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for the annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. Get all the details here!

This will be my second year participating! (Click here to see last year’s posts!)


THU. | Dec. 26 – #AMonthofFaves Challenges and Goals –  Reading challenges, personal goals, resolutions – how did you do? Which was your favorite book read (and/or least favorite) for each challenge – or from all of them? Did you make New Years Resolutions? Did you get to all of them? Are you making any for next year … next month … next season?


challenge2019 was fantastic in terms of the books I read, the new authors I discovered and the authors I met on tour. I began working closely with several publishers and book publicists and the book-mail that followed surpassed my wildest expectations!

Here’s what I read in 2019:

10 Nonfiction Books

8 Romance Books

93 Female Authors

13 Male Authors

9 One-Word Titles (Sadie, Inheritance, etc)

44 Titles began with “The”

12 Titles had a name (Eleanor Oliphant, Nina Hill, Amy Bylar, etc.)

5 Titles had a family member (wife, daughter, etc.)

Goodreads Stats




2020 Goals


100 books

12 nonfiction (1 per month)

24 backlist (2018 or before)

Book Series: CJ Box, Karin Slaughter, Jenny Han


600 followers on the blog

5000 followers on Instagram

12 new author interviews

4 new guest posts

40 new book reviews


Goodreads Giveaways

Update #ReadersofSoCal Calendar of Events

Top Ten Tuesday

Schedule week of tweets on Hootsuite

Are you setting reading or blogging goals? What challenges are you participating in?

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  1. Excellent year in reading, great look at what’s ahead.

    I need to break down my goals so that they’re more specific (which will take more journaling than this prompt gave me time for). Also, I keep getting ideas/reminders from everyone else’s posts!


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