TMST: Goal Check for 2017


Happy New Year! Did everyone survive the Holidays and New Year, ok? I’ve still got family in town, but we made it into the New Year. Only downside is my hubby and son rang in the New Year with colds. Yep!!! Bummer for them.

Today we are looking back at our 2017 new year resolutions/goals. My goals/resolutions where very simple for 2017.

What’s my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions:

  1. To continue to limiting reviews and requests on NetGalley.
  2. To pick up books from the library. The library love challenge should help me with this one.
  3. To start and try to finish a new series; either Jane Yellowrock, Shadow Reader, or Elemental Assassin. 


So, How did I do?

  1. I did ok with limiting my reviews. At the end of Dec. I had several authors I review for have books coming out, so I’ve got 6 review books to get too ASAP. As for NetGalley I’ve been staying off the site, only go their when their is a book I really really want to request, which they are rare. I’ve been waiting for books to come out, so I can get them at my library instead.
  2. I did wonderful with picking up books from the library. I picked up 67 books/audiobooks for myself from the library in 2017 setting my library card on fire.
  3. I started the Jane Yellowrock series. I haven’t finished the series and I’m on book 8. Still a ways to go, but I did start a new series.


I feel good about my 2017 goals/resolutions.
How did you do with your goals from last year?


Next week will be all about goals for 2018: What are your goals for 2018? 


I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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The Love for the Library sounds like a cool thing, I might look into this 😀 Seems like you did a pretty good job last year and am happy for you! I do think that requesting less and less ARCs on Netgalley can be really difficult haha but you’re going good so a big round of applause <3 I've taken up that challenge too and definitely agree that not browsing for titles all too often can help limit the number of books I end up requesting. Good luck for 2018 and loved this post!

Jessie H.

I love your goals for 2017! And you did so well with them! I too tried to check more books out from the library and it saved me so much money last year! I also love your goal to start a specific new series! I might have to adopt that one this year. I have so many series I’ve collected but haven’t started.

-Jessie H./Rose Red

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Seems like you did fantastic at your 2017 goals. I need to be better about tracking goals this year.


Great job on your 2017 goals! I really need to finish some series – and read some others. I did okay last year though. I read all of The Raven Cycle. I realize it’s only three books, but that’s good for me, since I’m AWFUL with series. hah



Congrats Angela!!! My new years resolution was to get stronger and lose weight ,and I did lose some weight. I also committed to sharing more reviews on the books I’d read,and did pretty good! Happy new year!! Shared on all my socials!!


Good for you getting those older books read and limiting your requests. I am finally getting the hang of limiting my requests too and going back and reading all those that I didn’t read. I got so many books from my library last year. I don’t know what I would do without it. Have a wonderful New Year, Angela.

Mary D
Mary D

I actually don’t set any goals for any year. I’m always trying to educate people and make them aware of the butchering of cats and dog for meat and their fur for toys sold here like the small mice or the fur pom poms or dog chews that are really dog skins from China. Many humans have no idea this is done and in full frontal view of the public and children. Other times, I’m either reading or working.

Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

Way to go with your resolutions! I haven’t gone back to read just what mine were, but from the looks of my planner, I haven’t been doing well with the ones I set throughout the year. I planned on expanding my blog reading circle, and I haven’t really done that. Sorry to hear about the colds. Not the way to bring in the New Year!

Rosie Amber

I like the sound of the library love challenge, a really good way to support your local library. I must go and check out my local one again.

Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons

Sounds like pretty good goals and like you did pretty well with them. Congrats

Sophia Rose

I had a great New Year’s Eve/Day. I spent it home quietly and then the next day we visited with friends from out of town.

Yay for doing great with your goals. I stay off NG most of the time for the same reason. You did great with your library reads. I need to do better about that.


Thanks for sharing your goals Angela. Happy 2018

Lover Of Romance

Great goals to have for sure. And I lovee going to the library.It is hard to limit ourselves to only so many books in ARC, since there are great options.

Megan @reading away the days

Congrats on achieving your goals. I never set any goals apart from my Goodreads goal as I never stick to them but this year I have a few I want to try like keep a bookish journal.