Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s almost 2015 -so crazy, right?- which means it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions! Which we all try so hard to uphold, but let’s be honest, after a few months it always goes downhill. But the point is that we try. And who knows, we might even succeed!
- Join at least one reading marathon or sprint.
I did the Booktube-a-thon in July of 2013 but in 2014 I was actually traveling at that time. The read-a-thons I’ve discovered tend to run at times that are really inconvenient for me like December, June, etc. But this year, I am determined to try and do at least 1.
- Have at least 3 posts up per week
I don’t think I will ever become a blogger who consistently posts every day. At least I won’t be as long as I am in university, it’s impossible for me. But I really want to post at least 3 times a week which seems realistic to me.
- Read at least half of every seasonal TBR
I am horrible with TBRs which is why you will never see me making a monthly one. But I’ve made two seasonal ones with Top Ten Tuesday and to be honest, I’d be surprised if I actually read more than 2 of each. I don’t know why I just can’t seem to stick with them! So I am determined to make a TBR every season and to have read at least half of the books by the end of it.
- Do a buddy-read
I really want to do a buddy-read! They seem like so much fun and you can really enjoy the book and discuss it with someone at the same time. If you want to do one as well, let me know in the comments below!
- Do a reading challenge
This one is a bit broad but I always like to challenge myself. I’m not including my GoodReads goal in this, because I do that every year. I was thinking of doing the Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge over at Falling For YA. Or maybe a series challenge? Like, finish a certain amount of series over the year. I haven’t decided yet! If you have a suggestion, I’d love to hear it.
- Read 1 book a month from a genre I neglect
I definitely have a few genres I tend to stick to -hello, fantasy- and I really want to broaden my reading horizons. I’m challenging myself to read at least 1 book a month from a different genre. For example, historical fiction, adult fiction, realistic fiction, etc.
- Read at least 2 classics
I know that this sounds like a bit of a silly goal. 2 classics isn’t a lot, right? But for me, this will truly be a challenge. I don’t live nor have I grown up in the US or UK so I was never required to read those classics in school. Which means that I am so far behind on them. I tried to start my classics journey with a book that seems to be universally loved: The Great Gatsby. And I hated it. SO MUCH. So now, I don’t have any motivation left to pick up a classic.
- Book of the month: Reader’s Choice
I was thinking of making a poll at the end of every month in which I let you guys/girls choose from a certain set of books. I’d read the book with the most votes during that month and make a review of it. This definitely won’t be happening in January, as that is my exam month and I probably wouldn’t be able to read it anyway. I hope this will still work even though I have a smaller number of readers/followers -yet surprisingly big seeing as I just started out, thank you!
So those are my resolutions for 2015. Do you have any or want to suggest something about mine? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to find out!