What do you guys think about New Year Resolutions? I’ve to say I actually don’t like them, because I personally think that if you want to change something you should do it now and don’t wait for the next year. But because I spend a lot of time evaluating my Reading Year 2017, I thought about which bookish things I plan to do or want to change in 2018. I came up with seven different things, I’m gonna tell you now. Hope you enjoy!
Read more / Goodreads Reading Challenge
The first thing I’m planning to do is to read more books in 2018 than in 2017. How I already told you in my Reading Year 2017, I didn’t have that much time last year and therefore read less than usual. But this year I really want to read more again, just because I’m having so much fun reading at the moment and hope I’m gonna keep on enjoying it that much. For my reading challenge on goodreads I set a goal of 60 books, so hopefully I can reach that!
Reduce unread Books / Buy Less
I think it’s really different from person to person, how many unread books they have and especially with how many unread books in their shelf they’re fine. I personally like to have some unread books, so I can pick one depending on how my current mood is, but I don’t like to have too many unread books. I don’t like constantly having this number in the back of my head, knowing that there’re still so many books I “have” to read. Currently I have around 50 unread books in my bookshelf, which is fine I think (especially since it was my birthday and Christmas lately), but I don’t plan on raising this number. In 2018 I rather want to reduce my unread books and also buy less. If I really want to have a book and buy it to read it directly afterwards it’s fine, also when it’s a new released book I waited for, but I don’t want to buy books just to put them in my shelf til they’re outmoded. Here you can find all my unread books, if you want.
Another thing I finally want to do, is selling books that I don’t want anymore. I actually already sort out lots of old books, books I’m never gonna read or books I didn’t like. All I need to do is to sell them now. I’ve never done this before actually but it really got time to sort out some books and now I’m having so much more space and also hopefully some money soon, to buy new books.
Read series I always wanted to read
I don’t know about you, but there’re SO many popular series out there I still haven’t read and I definitely want to work on that in 2018. Some of them are already in my bookshelf so those come first, but I’m probably also gonna buy new ones. Of course I can’t read all the series I want to in 2018, but I at least want to start.
Here are some series I want to read in the future:
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
- Shadow and Bones Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
- Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
- (finish) Half-Blood Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- (finish) Slammed Series by Colleen Hoover
- Selection by Keira Cass
- (finish) Schattentraum Trilogy by Mona Kasten
REread my Favorite Book
For those who don’t know: my favorite book is The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout, which I read last year for the first time. I actually haven’t read it since then, which makes me feel sooo bad but I just didn’t find the time, but I definitely want to reread it at least once this year!
Read longer books
The longest book I read in 2017 had 561 pages, which honestly kinda disappointed me. I don’t really know why, I mean the length of a book doesn’t say much about how good it is, but I read way longer books than that before. For 2018 I’m planning to read longer books again, which I actually already did, since the first book I read in 2018 was already longer than 561 pages hehe.
Read more DIverse / different books
The last thing I planned for 2018 is to expand the kind of books I read. I already noticed in 2017 how my taste in books changed a bit, which definitely comes with growing up and I also think it’s going to keep on changing this year. I always think that there’re so many books out there and sometimes it makes me really sad that I’ll never read not only a fraction of them, but that also makes me want to try new genres, more diverse books, just books which are different from what I normally read. My mom always told me that we keep on learning a whole lifetime and expanding my horizon with trying different books is also a way of learning for a lifetime I think. I really hope that I’m gonna manage to do that!
Do you have any bookish New Year Resolutions? If so, I would love to hear about them in the comments!
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