Saturday, January 2, 2016

Airport Blue Goals for 2016

2016 is the year of Airport Blue! Which means it's going to be f*cking great. So let's kick it off with some good juju, some lucky stars, and possibly-attainable goals:

Reading Goals for 2016:
I have seven reading goals: four are ones I've been doing for a couple years now and want to continue; three are brand new. Many of these goals overlap with each other.

1) Read 1 book a week | 2015 was the first year I didn't even get close to accomplishing this goal, but I still love trying so ONWARD!

2) Read 5 of the oldest books on my TBR list | A book qualifies if I added it to GR between June 2012 and May 2013. Examples: A Child Called It, American Gods, A Stolen Life, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Flicker, These Broken Stars, The Westing Game, etc.

3) Read 5 books published in each of the past few years | This is the third year I'm participated in this challenge and I still don't know what to call it/how to efficiently describe it. I want to continue reading a certain number of books based on their publication dates. I find it helps my reading diversity and this way I'm not neglecting old books. The yearly categories I want to read 5 books in are 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010-2011, and before 2010.

4) Read 7 unread books I own | The first three on this list I have let sit for far too long. The last four I acquired in October and November 2015 and don't want to neglect!
  • I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer
  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  • All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher

5) #kindle0by17 - Half of my kindle is made of purchased ebooks and acquired ARCs, some of which have been severely neglected. I significantly improved my kindle habits last year by reading ebooks immediately after purchasing them, but there are a couple handfuls of unread ebooks that guilt trip me every time my mouse hovers over the 1-click button. I want to read these nine books so I can rid myself of the guilt and hopefully discover some oldies but goodies. The nine are:
  • Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf (Purchased)
  • Stalk Me (and rest of series) by Jillian Dodd (Purchased)
  • Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan (Purchased)
  • Anathema by K.A. Tucker (Purchased)
  • That Boy by Jillian Dodd (Purchased)
  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence (ARC)
  • Untraceable by S.R. Johannes (ARC)
  • Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery by Abby Sher (ARC)
  • You Are Mine by Janeal Falor (ARC)

6) Continue/Finish 5 Series | I really would like to have all these series under my belt by the end of 2016. They're starting to weigh down on me. I'd like to have to start 2017 on a new reading slate; however, nineteen books is a lot to catch up on, especially in addition to my last goal. If I get to half of these, I'll still consider myself successful. :)
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass - What's left: The Queen, The Favorite, The Crown
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - What's left: Lola, Isla
  • Jessica Darling by Megan McCafferty - What's left: Fourth Comings, Perfect Fifths
  • The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau - What's left: Independent Study and Graduation Day
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - What's left: Fairest and Winter
  • Newsoul by Jodi Meadows - What's Left: Asunder, Phoenix Overture, and Infinite
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - What's left: P.S. I Still Love You
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - What's left: Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - What's left: The Infinite Sea, The Last Star

7) Read 5 books discussed in my list unwatched book talks | This one isn't a big deal if I don't complete, but I have 10 of Christine Riccio's book talks tabbed to watch later (some of which I tabbed in 2013 and 2014) as well as some of my friend Trina's reviews so I want to read these books already so I can finally watch the videos! Some of these include: The Darkest Minds, We Should Hang Out Sometime, These Broken Stars, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, The Infinite Sea, Isla and the Happily Ever After, P.S. I Still Love You, The Martian, Illuminae, All the Bright Places, Me & Early & the Dying Girl

Life Goals for 2016:
1) Watch 1 new movie/documentary/TV show a week - Third year in a row!

2) Write my first complete draft - I don't care how many times this is on my list of goals. Each time it is I get a little further and that's all I really want. 

3) Express my passions - I say I like writing. That I like photography. That I like blogging. That I like knitting and crafting and music. That I express who I am through these activities. That I channel my thoughts and emotions into them. But I want more proof. I want to do more.

4) Rest in silence

5) Eradicate my fears - Find them and set fire with a blow torch. Don't let them stop me.

6) Compassion, kindness, and support - Do it. Be it.

7) Take more care of my mind and body

Thanks for reading!



  1. Good luck, Holly! Having goals in the first place is half the battle, even if you don't reach them completely. Don't worry about what you didn't complete last year, you still have a fabulous year!

    1. Thanks, Trina! Definitely not worried about 2015's goals; I just hope I can reach some of these ones because I actually care about reading the books that reach these goals!! :)