Hello, bookworms!! How have you been doing?
The temperature dropped significantly where I live and we had the first snowfall of the year today!! It didn’t stick much, but I expect the roads to be icy and I’m debating whether to take a bus to work tomorrow.
Again, it’s a bit late to do a resolution post for the year 2018, but I want to share with you my 2018 resolutions as far as reading goes 🙂
Without further ado, let’s get down to business, shall we?
1. Read 100 books
For the year 2018, I set the goal for reading 100 books. I read 76 books from June to December in 2016 and read 104 books last year, far more than my original goal of 70 books. Given the track record that I have for the last couple of years, I think downing 100 books a year can be feasible UNLESS I fall into a reading slump, which I definitely don’t want to.
Resuming listening to audiobooks will definitely be a help and I hope that I get to surpass my goal this year as well!
2. Read books outside my comfort zone
I basically read whatever book that catches my interest. With that being said though, I tend to avoid reading Non-fiction because of my preconceived idea that non-fiction tend to be boring as dirt and I only read three Non-Fiction books last year.
I want to remedy this situation, in fact. I’ve recently been given three Cathy Glass books from my bookish friend and I take it as a nudge to get myself out of my comfort zone this year around.
In 2018, I want to grow and develop myself as a reader and reading from various genres should be a great help. If you have any good book recommendations, sent them my way – I am all up for the input! 😉
3. The Ultimate Reading Challenge
My dear friend, Nel@Reactionary Tales recently tagged me for this Ultimate Reading Challenge on Twitter. It’s a year-long reading challenge where you read a book with at least 150 pages that fits the description every month. You can take a look at the complete rules and sign up here.
Being a slow reader, it is hard for me to finish many books in a limited length of time, as in finishing 5 books in two weeks, but reading a book in a month is definitely attainable.
Tackling these challenges will also help me to read from many genres that I mentioned in #2 resolution, I’m literally killing two birds with one stone here, am I not? 😛
For January, I am going to read The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller.
To be honest, I don’t remember a thing about this book, I only remember that I did read this during my time in junior college. An American teacher loaned me this book a few months prior to my graduation but judging from the fact that I had forgotten the plot, I don’t think this book was my favorite, probably not.
Nonetheless, revisiting a book wouldn’t do me any harm, I assume!
There you have it; these are my bookish 2018 resolutions.
I might add more challenges and goals as I go along, but I think I’m settled with these at least for now 🙂
How about you? What are your bookish new year resolutions?
Comment below and let me know!
Thanks for dropping by as always, I wish you all a happy 2018!