One of my favourite types of blog posts to read & YouTube videos to watch are the ones where my fellow book bloggers talk about their reading resolutions for the year ahead. Being a goal-setting kinda gal, I love to set myself a challenge that I can keep track of throughout the year so I’ve come up with some reading resolutions for my 2016 book consumption.
Last year I challenged myself to read 50 books within the year and tracked my progress on GoodReads. I only managed to read 39 books in the year (I put this down to general busy-ness & looooong Uni readings) but I think I can improve on this number. Game on 2016.
1. Read More Diversely
This is something I’ve already started to incorporate in my reading habits and want to remain aware of when I’m choosing which books to read. It’s really easy to get into a habit of reading the same kind of material over and over again, and subsequently hearing the same voices repeatedly. I’d really like to diversify my reading and hear from people’s voices which are more foreign to me. I want to hear from the people whose experience’s I will never experience and widen my perspective by doing so.
2. Stick to the 100 Page Rule
If I’m not loving the material and I’ve given it 100 pages, move on. I need to stop plowing ahead reading books which don’t interest me just for the sake of finishing what I’ve started.
3. Read 3 Classic Novels
My classics knowledge is pretty minimal so I’d like to rectify this by getting some classics into my reading repertoire! Any suggestions of where to start?
4. Attend More Book Launches
There are so many bookish events in Melbourne and I plan to make more use of them this year. I regularly scan The Wheeler Centre‘s event page but beyond that I’m a bit of a novice. Again, if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear from you!
5. Discover a New Author
Because new people and different voices are good for the mind.
6. Read 3 Debut Novels
I want to support new authors entering the publishing industry so this year I’d like to read at least 3 debut novels.
I’d love to hear about your reading resolutions in the comments below. Have you set yourself a reading challenge this year? To follow along with my reading challenge, add me on GoodReads or follow my Instagram page @lillytales.
Happy reading. x