This past summer, I bought a planner from INK + VOLT and I love it. Love. It. It's really helping me break down goals, always important in writing and even more so when I'm balancing family, writing, librarian-ing, and skating. Another thing I love about it is that I have the version that starts in the summer. Starting a shiny new planner in summer was like New Year's in July. Because of that, I've been having a pretty productive year, and now the new year is adding an extra kick of motivation. The only place where this planner isn't really working for me is for reading. Reading isn't something I need to pencil into my schedule - my schedule is all the times when I have to put a book DOWN to do other things. So I wouldn't say it's a fault design of the planner, but I do like to set reading goals.
I'll be doing the Reading Challenge on Goodreads this year, but I'm looking for something more than a number. Several friends are doing Book Riot's Read Harder challenge, and honestly I'll probably end up doing it along with them just because we talk about what we're reading and I know I'll be getting lots of recommendations from them about books they picked up to fulfill the challenge list. Therefore, I'm thinking that for my own personal challenge, I'm going to try to read enough books from my Goodreads Want to Read list to get it down to under 200 books. Since my local library cooperative has increased patron hold limits, I'm usually able to just put books that sound interesting on hold. Thus, books on my Want to Read list have fallen aside, since I've stayed busy with a steady stream of holds. Time to rectify that.
Wishing you all a wonderful new year filled with reading!