How do I talk about this year without trying to tear my hair out?
If there is anything I could hate then it’s not having control and organisation in my life. As much as I claim to love chaos, sticky notes and action plans set my heart racing. So, when I say that Shut Up, Shealea’s #goodreadance challenge is a godsend, I mean it. I legit need some semblance of having the Amy Santiago spirit for this season.
THE GOODREADS SPRING CLEANING CHALLENGE
Because what good is a game plan without spreadsheets? As of now, I am putting a spreadsheet for my projects, my intentions and breaking them down by weeks. Once I have properly outline what I need to be done, I’ll break down the projects into bite-sized tasks.
I already have a spreadsheet for the books I own and my ARCs but what I need now is, firstly, a process to ensure that I constantly update the database, and secondly, reduce the amount of unread books on my stack. Besides what’s on my Kindle, I know that the physical books I own are all ones I want to read, so I won’t be unhauling any unread books but rather coming up with a system and a set of rules to read more of what I own rather than borrowing or requesting more ARCs. Another challenge I want to set myself is to curate a TBR stack for each month, so that I don’t rely on my moods choosing books.
Clearing out my Goodreads Shelves
Currently, I don’t have too many physical books that I’d need to unhaul, though I might just create a list of books that I plan to sell, donate, or giveaway, and their conditions.
For the unhauling, my Goodreads shelves will take precedence as I’ll need to not only clean out my Want to Read shelf but also review the books that I haven’t. This will require me setting aside a day dedicated to only reviewing the books on my Goodreads Read shelf.
Below are the steps I have set out to clearing out my Kindle and my Goodreads shelves
Unhaul Kindle Books
✅ Make a spreadsheet for books on my Kindle
✅ Note down the dates I got them
✅ Books that have been on my Kindle TBR for more than two years are removed.
✅ Remove the books I no longer want to read
✅Add Trigger Warnings to my 2020 reviews
✅ Review the books that haven’t been reviewed
Review my Rating System
I haven’t thought this one out just yet but I’ve been meaning to do it since the start of the year. I want to upgrade my rating to reflect the theme of my blog, and also set up a strong foundation for why I give a certain rating.
🌸 Are you participating in the #goodreadance2020?
🌸 What book-related goals do you have the year?