It’s a new year!!! 2016 is officially dead. Everyone around the world should rejoice!! I have high hopes for 2017, nothing could be worse than 2016. (don’t test me universe) At the beginning of a new year we all make resolutions and then promptly forget about them less than a couple months later. I had a couple resolutions last year and I actually managed to fulfill some of them; I managed to reach my Goodreads goal as well as read new genres. So in the spirit of this lovely tradition, that seems to be working, here are some of my bookish resolutions for the next year.
- Read at least 100 books
Last year I read a total of 203 books, but that was back when I was a doe eyed sophomore taking one AP class. I had way too much time on my hands and read all the time. Junior year on the other hand is kicking my butt. After taking 5 AP classes, plus being a newspaper editor and having to volunteer for NHS hours I barely have enough time to sleep let alone read. Too make this possible something has to go and obviously it is going to be sleep…as well as my sanity. But who knows maybe I’ll surprise myself…or drive myself to exhaustion, that is also a possibility.
- Read more classics
This was actually one of my resolutions last year and I did read quite a few classics, most I loved some not so much. I scratched the surface when it came to classics and only read the really popular ones. I’m hoping to delve deeper into this genre and see what all the fuss is about.
- Finish First Draft.
I started writing a first draft of a book during NaNoWriMo, and managed to hit 10k before the month was up. writing has been slow going because I have no outline to help me along but I’m hoping that I’ll have a completed first draft before the year is up. I’m also doing monthly writing updates if you want to know more about that, you can find the first one here.
- Read more books on my TBR than new releases
It seems like everywhere I turn there’s a new release that I must get my hands on and there aren’t enough hours in the day to read them all. I have a staggering TBR pile and I want to at least chip away at it a little during this upcoming year. I managed to put a dent in the pile this year and most of the books on my TBR pile are upcoming releases, but I want to make sure that I don’t fall behind.
- Grow this blog.
This is definitely going to be the easiest of all the resolutions to keep. Even though I’ve just started this blog I love it already. This community is so welcoming and a lot of fun to be apart of! I’ll hopefully keep blogging regularly and maybe even find some friends here. 🙂
I’d love to hear some of your bookish resolutions! Hope ya’ll have a great day and Happy Reading!