It’s a tradition to think up some resolutions for every new year. Well, I changed mine up a bit. I have thought of 10 New Year’s resolutions related to books. I’ve seen that this is quite a popular thing for readers to think up some challenges like this, so I figured I’d give it a go too!
Here are my 10 bookish resolutions for 2016!
1. Read more historical fiction
I’ve been eyeing up a lot of historical fiction books lately, so I’m making it a mission to actually read some of them, since I never seem to get round to it. The Book Thief is one of my all time favourite books so I know I’d enjoy them. If you have any recommendations, leave a comment! I’ve currently got my eye on one called Prisoner of Night and Fog, so I’m hoping I can get it soon.
2. Collect more graphic novels and comics
I discovered graphic novels in 2015 and would love to build up my collection. I’m always more hesitant to buy them because they’re a lot more expensive compared to normal books, but I’m going to try and push this thought aside and try out more through 2016.
3. Read more classics
I don’t know how well this one will go. I have a very rocky relationship with classics, there’s only been a couple that I ended up liking. But I do own a bunch so I want to get round to reading them, and maybe collecting more.
4. Complete my Goodreads reading challenge
Since I read 66 books in 2016, I’m setting my Goodreads challenge to 50 books. I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself to complete the challenge, plus I’m planning on reading some pretty huge books I 2016 (I mean, I’m starting the Outlander series so…). Plus 50 books works out to just over one book a week for the entire year, so this seems reasonable. It may still be a challenge because I’m hoping to get a job this year so I will have less time, but hopefully I’ll still complete it!
5. Try to get another signed book
I only own one book that is signed, and that’s my edition of A Court of Thorns and Roses, which I bought already signed. Whether it’s thorugh going to an author meetup, or buying it already signed, I’d loved if I could complete this little challenge.
6. Keep buying books!
A goal to spend more money? YES. I want my book collection to grow! One of my life goals is to have at least one wall of books when I have my own house in the future, so for that I need a LOT of books. Better keep buying!
7. Read Anne Frank: Diary of a young girl
I’ve owned this book for a while now and every so often I feel the need to read it, but never actually get around t it. I don’t read non-fiction books, but I’ll make an exception for this one. Plus this kind of links to the historical fiction resolution at the beginning, apart from it won’t be fiction.
I just really like history, OK?
8. Keep up with blogging
This one should be easy since I love blogging! Plus I now have a laptop so it should be SO much easier to keep up with posts than it was before! I hope to post at least twice a week, but maybe more.
9. Get to 500 followers on my blog
This is the one that I can’t control. Of course – my blog isn’t about the number of followers I have, it’s about all things books! BUT it would be INCREDIBLE if I could reach 500 followers on here and build up my little bookworm community! I’ve only been here blogging for a couple of months and I’m already nearing 200 followers (thank you!!) so I hope I can continue growing!
10. Continue being my enthusiastic self
I want to stay happy and bubbly and enthusiastic about books! I mean, who would want to read a blog written by somebody who isn’t enthusiastic about the topic? I wouldn’t. So I hope to stay as I am and not let anything put me off course!
And since Geek Apprentice tagged me in the 2016 resolutions book tag, here are a few extras! I didn’t want to create an entire new post when I’ve written this one already, so I’ll think up more for the sections of the tag I have done instead.
Hopefully I’ll get a part time job to go along with my studies so I can earn some money.
Stay calm. I panic and worry too often so I just need to calm down and know that everything will be OK in the end 🙂
So those are my bookish resolutions of 2016!
Are any of these the same or similar to yours? Let me know in the comments!
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