Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” I was really happy to see that this week’s topic is about bookish resolutions because I did not have time to post mine at the beginning of January. It was surprisingly difficult to come up with ten bookish goals! I really do hope to stick to these this year.
Read big books
I am often intimidated by big books so I avoid them. I also get caught up in the number of books that I have read so I won’t pick up books over 500 pages. In 2018, I hope to focus on the number of pages that I read instead of the number of books.
Review every book that I read
Reviews can be difficult and time consuming to write, so I found that I fell behind a lot in 2017. I now try to sit down and write down my thoughts as soon as I finish a book. I then structure and expand on what I have written when I have the time.
Read outside of my comfort zone
I read a few books outside of my comfort zone in 2017, and I fell in love with a lot of them. For example, I never read SciFi but I loved Sleeping Giants which led to me reading books like Illuminae and The Martian- both of which I really liked! I want to do even more of that this year! Maybe I will try to read more high fantasy or even horror!
Join a readathon
I always have great intentions to join readathons but then I never do. They just seem to sneak up on me and I am never prepared for them! I would love to make the time to participate in one. Does anyone have any readathons that they love? Any advice would be helpful!
I adore bookstagram and I look through it all of the time! I want to post more often but it takes a lot of work and I never seem to be inspired. Maybe I should try one of those monthly challenges? I also want to post on my bookstagram story more often, since I love watching them.
More time reading/less time on phone
I am sure many of you can relate to this but I am constantly distracted by my phone! I will be reading a book and think to myself “I wonder what is happening on twitter?” or “Who posted on Instagram?” I have committed myself to turning off my phone more often and putting more of my attention in to reading.
Read more non-fiction
I used to read a lot of non fiction, but I read less than five of them last year, and most of those were celebrity memoirs. I want to read more non fiction that focuses on important/interesting topics that teach me something. If you have any favourites I would love recommendations!
Do not fall in the to hype
I have come to realize that if a book is really hyped, I am often let down by it. I am going to be more picky about what I read this year! If I have a feeling that I will not enjoy a book, even if everyone is raving about it, I will not pick it up. I am trusting my gut in 2018!
Read the books that have been on my shelves for years
There have been a few novels that have been sitting on my shelves for a number of years. They are books that I want to read but have always been put on the back burner. I will be making them a priority in 2018!
Read more debut novels
I love supporting debut authors, and I read many fantastic debuts in 2017! I am hoping that trend continues this year! Does anyone have any debut novels that they are looking forward to this year?
I have never been great at sticking to my resolutions, but I have a good feeling about these ones! What are your bookish resolutions/goals?