First and Foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS! We made it to 2018! I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that 2017 is over, like did I blink and miss half the year?! – I guess that’s what I get for being preoccupied with magical adventures 😉
Speaking of magical adventures, what better way to start off another year of book loving, blogging and reviewing than with a Book Lovers New Year Resolutions List?! – So here it is, my 2018 resolutions!
• Meet and Pass my 2018 Reading Challenge. – Unfortunately, my 2017 reading challenge goal was never met, I don’t even think I got close to meeting it. But life got a little crazy towards the end of the year and reading got set aside. *sad face* But this year I’m making sure that doesn’t happen again by setting myself up with a very public resolution to read more books and surpass that goal. I’m setting it at 100 books because that seems pretty achievable and I want to see how far past 100 books I can get. What is your book challenge for 2018?
• Venture Outside my Genre Comfort Bubble. – You guys have learned by now that I usually stick to reading books within the realm of Fantasy and Fantasy/Romance and hardly ever venture outside of it to other genres of books. I know, that it quite possibly Sorcery. But thanks to an absolutely amazing author, Kayla Olson and her book The Sandcastle Empire, I have a newfound appreciation for Dystopian/Sci-Fi novels. In all reality, I usually just shrug them off and determine that I will find them boring because I’m not into the whole “end of the world” or “scientific” take on things however when I received this book in the Owlcrate Box I had to give it a shot. I mean I paid for the subscription right? I never realized how amazing this book would be or how completely wonderful Dystopian novels could truly be. I felt the same way about Francesca Zappia’s Eliza and Her Monsters! So I am challenging myself to read *at least* one book a month outside of my normal genre. Whether its Romance, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Mystery/ Suspense – The Bookshire’s’ Horizons are broadening and I’m pretty excited about it.
• Conquer *At least* Half the Books on My Shelf. – This is going to be one of those “I Must Push Through” goals, because I am sooo bad about buying a book, putting it on my shelf among the other books I still haven’t read yet and then forgetting about it while I go out and buy more books. – My TBR secretly runs my life now. – So I am making it a goal of mine to get through that bookshelf of unread books and hopefully while doing so not adding any more books to it. It’s going to be quite the challenge… Does anyone want to join me on this challenging journey?
• Aim To Read 3-5 Books From My TBR List a Month – Yikes, you guys, much like the previous resolution, I am going to need that “I must push through” vibe here too. Let’s just say much like my bookshelf, my TBR is a never-ending pile of books. Some of which I own and a lot that I still have yet to purchase. The worst part about this challenge is there are A LOT of amazing book releases coming out this year. So if you need me I will be hiding away in a bookstore reading day and night to get through all of these books! Send postcards and chocolate.
• Make More Bookish Friends aka getting Involved in The Blogosphere – I mean, you can’t really have a New Years Resolution list for book lovers without “making bookish friends” being a big part of those resolutions. Like, try fangirling about your new favorite book with someone who HATES books or just doesn’t read… that just doesn’t work out and usually ends in disasters of epic proportions. Which should be avoided at all cost. This is why bookish friends are extremely necessary for your bookish wellbeing. But before I start to sound like an infomercial trying to sell you on why bookish friends are necessary I will get to the point. It’s quite simple really: I put this on my resolutions list because bookish friends are the best kinda friends. – In other words, this point is basically stating that I’m going to be a lot more active in the bookish community this year. Last year I focused all my time on starting this blog and now this year I’m going to enjoy the blogosphere too. (:
May the force be with me this year as I tackle through all of these reading resolutions. Whats some of your bookish resolutions for the new year? Have any big reading or blog goals? Comment and let me know, I’d love to hear how you guys plan to rock this new year!
Up next: Top Ten TBR’s of 2018 (Plus an inside look at some of my most anticipated releases of 2018)