I’m pretty excited about the new year and what lies ahead, especially in the area of reading! I’ve been feeling pretty psyched since I wound up 2017 with more books read than expected, and I’m off to a good start already. I’ve already finished one book, I have another half read, and another one awaits me at the library after coming in on the interlibrary loan system.
This year my reading resolution is simple: read 24 books (2 books per month). I’m pretty sure I can accomplish that one. To some that may not seem very ambitious but it is a challenging, yet doable number for me. Especially considering I have some other major projects in the works this year.
I have made up my usual reading list for this year, and can’t wait to start on it. I wrote in a post a long time ago how I do this the week after Christmas. However, I’m also trying something a little different. I joined a reading challenge group on goodreads! I’ve been mulling over joining one for a while and perused several before making up my mind to join The Seasonal Reading Challenge. This group appealed to me for several reasons. For one, I liked the idea that it is seasonal and goes by themes. There many different tasks of varying difficulties and allows for a broad range of reading. So, I made up a second reading list (did I say I love lists?) planning out titles to read that qualify under the challenges required, only it basically incorporates most of the books from my first list that I’d been planning on reading anyway. I’m not sure how I will like this change. You may laugh, but I’m very serious about my lists and what order I read books in. I love rules, but only the ones I make up for myself. Ha! So we’ll see how I do with a reading group.
I will strive to get my reviews ‘caught up’ this year. This is actually a little relative in my definition of being caught up. Ever since the start of this blog I have posted reviews at least a year after having read the book and this is because the margin gives me a feeling of distance and control. It also gives me the ability to change certain comments I make so that I don’t end up writing something I will regret later. Of course, I sometimes still do regret things I’ve written. But time to go back much later with hindsight is better for me. So my goal is to ‘get caught up’ to within a year’s past reviews, if that makes any sense.
I would like to start up my ‘Character Reflections Series’ again; I miss writing them! Also, I have had an idea for years that I would like to start adding music somehow to my blog, but have not quite figured out how to do it in a way that is not annoying. I’ve been looking into it and playing around, so don’t be surprised if you find that appearing on booklearned!
Do you have any different reading goals this year? Share below!