Doing a Reading Resolution post is one of my favourite things at the beginning of the year. I love to read but I think doing this post helps keep things interesting and also to try new things and to get out of my comfort zone. I don’t think I have that many this year but hopefully I can be motivated to get things done!
1. Read To Kill a Mockingbird
This one has ended up on my 2013 and 2014 list and I STILL haven’t read it! I got an ebook copy last year when it was launched in ebook edition as Amazon was giving it away for free so I should have no excuse really. If I don’t have this read by at least October, will someone just beat me up with a copy of it while dressed as Gregory Peck? Thanks.
2. Reduce the amount of books I own to read
Like I said in my 2014 Reading Review, I think I only read 6 physical books of my own last year, having read a lot of ebooks and books from the library. I definitely bought more than 6 books last year too, so I really want to treat my own books as a library and get through what I own. Besides, I need to make room for new books too!
3. Read more diversely
This was also another resolution from last year but one I really sucked at. I’m going to make a list of books, I know there’s loads in my Goodreads. Maybe I’ll try only to use the library to get books from authors of colour and from different countries? Also, I want this to be genre wise too, I like the idea of trying genres I’m not overly keen on. I tried it last year and read some graphic novels which I liked.
4. Give this reading challenge a go
Sharon from Behind Green Eyes tagged me on Facebook and I decided to give this a go. I’ll probably double or triple up on some challenges, which is fine, as it’s just a bit of fun. Play along too!
5. Read a Russian author
I don’t know why, but reading a Russian author intimidates me a bit. Probably because in my head they’re all massive books like War and Peace! I’ve never read a Russian author before (not that I can think of anyway) so any suggestions are welcome!
6. Try more audiobooks
I listened to three audiobooks last year and would love to up that number a bit, maybe to 6. I do listen to a lot of podcasts as it is but I do enjoy audiobooks when I listen to them and I can get them for free from library too which is a bonus.
7. Do a themed reading month
I really enjoyed the Irish authors theme I did last month so I want to try it again. Beth from Plastic Rosaries posted a few challenges so I might join her one month for one of them! There’s also the Fem-tellectual themed months too.
So less goals than last year (which was 8) and 2013 (12) but I feel happy with this and hopefully will succeed. With 2 goals being just to read one book it shouldn’t be too hard! Have you got any resolutions when it comes to reading? It might be something small like read a book or something big like read 100 books, just let me know below I’d love to hear!