2018 Book Resolutions


2018 is so close! Time to think about what I want to achieve next year with my reading. I’ve started reading a lot more this year and want to take my reading to the next level. I’ve thought about some reading resolutions lately and wanted to share them with you!

  1. Reading more Classics

I’ve read a couple of classics this year, but I want to read more classics. My goal next year is read at least one classic a month. Also, I want to get to some of the big classics (Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy for example). We’ll see how that goes along with the one classic a month goal. Since I find classics sometimes hard to understand and hard to get the meaning of certain passages, I want to take my time reading them and use sites such as sparknotes to supplement my understanding of the books.

2. Attend a book club

I follow a big amount of book clubs on Goodreads, but I never really attend any of them. I look at some of the discussions, but don’t involve because I’m always too late getting hands on the book that’s being read or just don’t take the time to get involved. Next year I want to try and attend one book club each month and try to get involved by at least reading the discussions and see what other people think of it.

3. Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

One thing I really want to do next year, is start watching Gilmore Girls. It looks like such a cozy show and I’ve heard so many good things about it. I already watched 2 or 3 episodes, but want to genuinely watch it in 2018. I’ve figured out that Rory Gilmore loves to read (I see it everywhere) and that there is a challenge that gets to all the books that she read in the show. I love lists and I’m following the list on listchallenges that contains all the books Rory read. I want to see if I can get to reading some of them next year. I’m also going to try and read one each month. This list is a mix of very known books, but also some lesser known ones.

4. Reading books I want to read

This sounds obvious, but maybe it can use some explanation. I can be one to pick up random books I see around without knowing what the book is about or having it on my want-to-read list. Goodreads is my most important reading source and I want to stick more to my want-to-read list on Goodreads instead of picking up a book with a nice cover at the library. Even though people sometimes say not to plan everything in life, I like planning what books to read. My want-to-read list is going to be my main source this year. Mainly because I have so many books on those shelves.

5. Read every day

I have been reading a lot more this year, but I’m still a very inconsistent reader. I’m one  to go from read a couple of books in a week to not reading a word for some weeks. I believe that the main reason is that I’m a big procrastinator and that keeps me from that simple moment of just picking a book up and reading it, instead doing useless stuff that doesn’t make me feel accomplished at the end of the day. I want to make reading partly a routine, by reading everyday before going to bed. This will not only make me read more, but it’s also good for my sleeping habits. The other part of reading is free to choose, whenever I feel like it.

These are my book resolutions for 2018. I’m going to try and apply these resolutions, hopefully achieving all of them and reading more books than last year. At least I’m sure 2018 is going to be an amazing reading year. I wish all of you a great 2018 and may you read a lot of good books!

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