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Hello Hello! How are you?

Last time I posted on my blog, I had already been AWOL for over a month and thought I’d be back to blogging regularly, but life and adulting got in the way, as well as health and family issues.

It’s taken me a long time, but I’m finally back. I won’t go into detail about the reasons I was away from my blog and social media for the past 7-8 months, but in. a few months we will be welcoming our first baby to the family, so things have been very hectic lately!

I’ve missed blogging so much as it’s a lovely distraction for me from work/adulting and I’m glad to finally be able to spend some more time on here, even if it’s going to be slow getting back into the swing of things. I hope to post about once a week, but do bear with me if that changes in the next months! All that said though, I’m really looking forward to posting on my blog again and chatting with you all!

Now without further ado, I wanted to discuss a few reading goals I’ve set out for this year, so keep on reading to find out what they are!


Now, if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I usually post TBR posts for every month, and that I have a LOT of reading goals for the whole year. However, with life changing quite drastically lately and a new family member arriving, I’ve decided to just go with the flow of things and not bother so much. That being said, here are a few things I want to accomplish this year for my reading:

  • Mood reading: Yes, in my heart I am a mood reader and if months and months of planned TBRs and readathons have taught me anything, it’s that I hardly ever manage to read the whole list, and it quite often puts me in a reading slump! So, from this year, I’m just going to be reading whatever takes my fancy. I still read multiple books at the same time because that’s just how I roll, but I won’t be posting anymore monthly TBRs for a while. However, I might feel like some moods come back regularly, so keep your eyes peeled for a “mood reading” post!
  • Goodread’s Reading Goal: Every year, I usually set a Goodread’s reading goal of 100 books or more, which I somehow manage even with work, studies and my chronic illnesses, but not without some level of pressure (read a lot!). And since I don’t really want to feel pressured so much now my studies are finally completed, this year I’ve only set a goal of reading 50 books. I’m pretty confident I’ll make it to 50 books read in 2024, but if I don’t, that’s fine. I’ve come to the conclusion that enjoyment and quality are more important than quantity!
  • Series backlog: I feel like this goal has followed me for years, but I’ve also failed at completing many series that I started years and years ago! I have so many series on the go it’s not even funny, and I always jump into new series, but I somehow never manage to finish one, or at least not in the same year I started it. I’ve put together a list of series that I started a long time ago and that I really want to finish this year, and I’m hoping to post about that sometime soon! But for a sneak peek, I definitely want to finish the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs, the Folk of the Air series by Holly Black and the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness!

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed my post, and once again, I’m really looking forward to being back on my blog after months of absence. Let me know in the comments what goals you’ve set for 2024!

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


  1. Hi, it’s so good to see you back and no worries about not posting often, you should take it easy especially if life has been a bit rough. Congratulations on new baby coming ☺️. I hope you’ll enjoy blogging and reading again. ❤️

  2. When life gets busy, it’s good to remember WHY you blog, and to focus on the books that support that. Being able to schedule posts helps a lot, too. Since my children are full fledged adults, my goal is to read 1,000 mostly middle grade books this year! It’s important to my job as a middle school librarian, which helps move me along. Good luck with finding the right balance for your life.

    1. Definitely agree with this, thank you for your support! And good luck on your goal for this year, please let me know of any books you really enjoy!

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