Best Bookish Discoveries of 2019
Top Ten Tuesdays were started by The Broke and the Bookish and are now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This week’s topic is so fun! We’re looking at the best bookish discoveries we made in 2019. I’m going to broaden this a little beyond just discoveries, but bookish or reading-related THINGS I started doing, found, or changed from 2019.
Reading Bullet Journal
I enjoyed working on my bullet journal for the vast majority of 2019. I think I got burnt out and uninspired after a while, but I still fully completed it for the year! I hope that the new year has increased my interest in it, but it’s still a fun and creative way to mark progress on books.
I obviously didn’t DISCOVER booktube in 2019 but I did find a lot of new favorites and spend a LOT of time watching it! I was recommended some great channels and found a few more on my own, plus loved watching “old favorites” that I would watch even before this year’s new obsession.
My cart is a little less TBR-oriented right now because of how I have it arranged and where it’s located. I use it to store planner supplies and my bullet journal, my iPad, Kindle, current reads, and yes, on the bottom, my upcoming TBR. I want to organize it better this year and that’ll be a nice goal for this month!
After reading/watching Kristin and Cristina talk about this, I really hopped on the bandwagon and revamped my Goodreads. I still need to officially delete my huge consideration shelf but I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress with marking books properly when I genuinely want to prioritize reading them.
I made a database for review copies a year or so ago and it was so helpful to get those organized. I’m able to see when things are do, prioritize which are next, and mark everything accordingly. I also developed a reading calendar spreadsheet for when I need to really plot out my reading across a month.