Well it’s a new year. You know what that means? Resolutions. It’s the time of year where we make a whole lot of plans with hopeful intentions only to forget about them until the end of year. Then you freak out as guilt ensues because you have 2 months to complete all these overly ambitious challenges.
But as some of you know I am a planner. In fact I got a brand new one just for my blog and bookstagram. I’m all for making lists and crossing each item off. So I thought I would share a few of my bookish resolutions/goals. I can’t promise I’ll be successful with every one. And that’s ok. Now “Let’s get down to business…”
Here are my bookish resolutions.
Blog 4-5 times a week. I have the time, so why not?
I happen to have a lot more free time compared to the average Joe. I think 4-5 posts is reasonable. Especially since I’ve started planning everything. A notebook/planner is your lifesaver.
Reply to all comments
I’m not terrible about this but I just wanted to put it out there so that y’all can help hold me accountible. I mean if you want bookish friends you have to reply to their messages.
Find an Instagram challenge to complete every month
I’ve gotten really involved with the bookstagram community since starting this blog. At first it was so I’d be on multiple platforms. But I’m actually enjoying it a lot. So I want to try and complete one challenge per month. I might do two on some months. But at least one.
Make friends through my blog/Instagram
Kind of self explanatory. But I just want to make a few friends who are more than just commenters. I want people to chat with regularly.
Read 25% of my unread/TBR novels on my bookshelf.
- Here is where the intensity level is turned up. I recounted my physical books with my christmas hash. NOT including manga, graphic novels, nonfiction, or anything on my ipad I have 303 books. Of which, 186 of them are unread. (If I include my ipad stuff there are 534 books with 362 unread…. yeah that’s why I didn’t include them.) Now let’s do some math. Alright I’LL do the math. Because apparently only weirdos like me ENJOY it. Anyway, 25% of 187 is 47 books. Considering this last year I read 151+ books I’m thinking I can pull off reading 47 from my own shelves. I’m participating in the Rock My TBR challenge which will help immensely in encouraging me to read my own books.
Read Graphic Novels and Manga monthly.
- Right now I have 9 unread mangas. So one a month shouldn’t be bad. And I get graphics from the library pretty regularly. They get me out of reading slumps.
Read 6 of my Christian nonfiction novels
That’s one for every 2 months and should be very doable. However this is the one I’m least likely to succeed in. I get bored with certain nonfiction. I know… awful. But these are books I picked up with a purpose so I shall do my best to read them.
Do 1 Readathon
I’ve always been intimidated by readathons. I can’t read 7 books in a week. I might could do 2 or 3. But yeah I’m not a speed reader. In fact if my mood is messed up then I can’t read much at all. But I want to try and do at least one readathon in 2017. So let me know if you know about any readathons where it’s not about the amount of books read but the content or something. Or if it is about the amount read, then it is a low amount.
Read one book club book a month
Let me eh-splain. I’m part of 2 book clubs. One in my town where I physically show up called “Young at Heart: YA for adults.” And recently I joined an online book club called “The Once Upon A Read Along” book club. So read one book for each, plus the rest of my challenges seemed to be pushing it. But if I can get myself to do at least one then I’ll be happy. I love discussing books and meeting up with friends. I love the friendship that blooms from these conversations.
Read unfinished series
I have a list of my unfinished series in the link below. My goal is to finish as many as possible. A lot of them are on my shelf. So it won’t be breaking my Rock My TBR challenege. WHEW
The Top Books I Wish I’d Made Time for This Year
Read Diversely Where Possible
I’ve seen the 2017 Diversity Bingo. (Pictured Below) I want to do it but at the same time I’m afraid I’ll end up putting too much pressure on myself. But with every book I read I’ll take diversity into consideration. And who knows I may end up doing Bingo. I read a lot of these topics without having to seek out specific books. But this year, 2017, I want to talk about diversity in my reviews more and stand up for my friends who are considered “different.”
Well these are my bookish goals for 2017. I have other personal goals. If y’all are interested in those let me know and I’ll make a post about them. Comment down below and let me know a few of YOUR bookish goals. I hope y’all are doing well. TTFN