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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 -Bookish- Resolutions

Hello Lovelies,

Well, I know I am a little behind when it comes to sharing my 2016 goals- this is mostly because I have been thinking and pondering about them and wanting to make sure that I am setting realistic goals/resolutions. So I have been thinking and planning (my new favourite thing).

I don't have a lot of crazy bookish resolutions. They are simple, but at the same time, I think they will also challenge me. So, here goes.

2016 Reading Challenge

This year I have been a little ambitious with my reading goal- I have aimed high and set a goal of 90 books for 2016. 2015 I only read 72 books (and let's be honest, a good chunk of those books were audiobooks). Really, I got a little lazy in 2015--more, I was focused on other things and reading was put on the back burner. Which is totally okay, but I certainly felt like something was missing and I wasn't as relaxed. So, 90 books this year.

Finish at Least ONE (1) Book a Week

I actually mean read read. Audiobooks were my thing in 2015 and I am sure they will continue to be my thing in 2016, but I find sitting down and reading a physical book extremely comforting and truly relaxing. So that is my plan- one book a week. Ideally I would finish one book Monday-Friday and another on the weekend, but come on, I also am hoping to maintain what little of social life I have.

Read One Book a Month From my List of Twelve (12)

In the past, I have tried to do monthly TBRs- Those didn't really work out for me. I am a mood reader and can't be contained to a specific set of books each month. However, there are a number of books I have said I wanted/needed to read. I would like to tackle this list. While I don't have the list completed yet, here is a sample:

Pride and Prejudice (Can you believe I haven't read this book yet? terrible).
Jane Eyre
The Little Prince
An Abundance of Katherines (This is the only John Green novel I haven't read).
Ready Player One
The Shadow of the Wind

The idea behind this is to broaden my horizons. I tend to read a lot of contemporary/romance-y type novels. Which I am totally okay with. However, in the last few years I have tried to move away from my usual and try fantasy a bit and discovered some really amazing novels and authors. Again, I am wanting to stray from my comfort zone a bit. One book at a time.

Read One YA Debut Author a Month

I am not officially participating in the 2016 YA Debut Author challenge (I have in the past and it was a really wonderful experience for me) and I really love the concept of it. There are so many new authors releasing their books this year and I want to read them. I have explored the list on Goodreads a bit and was excited with what I saw. If you have any recommendations on what I should read- let me know.

Tidy up my Goodreads bookshelves. 

They are a mess and I need to clean house.

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  1. 2015 was all about the audiobooks for me as well, as I really didn't feel like I had time for much else. And of course I love my experience with audiobooks and I will for sure continue to listen to them in 2016... but I've also very much missed my "me time" with reading physical books. I totally get you.

  2. Good luck, Sara! I have a few resolutions as well, but I want to concentrate on cleaning out my books in the basement. Lol. :D

  3. Oh man, those Goodreads shelves can get insane. I spent about 2 days slowly going through mine and eliminating books which had an overall rating lower than 3.5.

    I think reading a debut a month is a great idea. I'm participating in the Debut Author Challenge again this year because I love reading books from new authors. You never know who's going to become your favourite author!


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