Hello everyone, and welcome to my list of 2017 bookish resolutions. These are my personal reading goals for the year and I thought I would share them with you! I hope everyone had an amazing New Years Day and I hope the rest of the year is just as amazing! Here are my personal reading goals for the year:
Read what you have. Over the past three years, I have seriously accumulated way too many books. I have a ridiculous TBR and it’s about time that I changed that. This year I would like to make it a priority to read what I already own instead of adding to this pile.
Go to the library. I would love to start going to the library again, especially for the new releases of the year that I want to read but don’t need to own right away. As mentioned, I have accumulated quite a lot of books and I’m seriously running out of room for them all. It’s about time that I started utilizing the library again.
Only buy the new releases that you know you want on your shelf. This ties in with my two goals stated above. Of course I’ll still want to buy a few new books…I’m a bibliophile, what can I do? So, I’ve already per-determined the books that I know I want to own and add to my shelf in terms of new releases for 2017 and I am limiting myself to only buying those books brand new for the year.
Stop procrastinating. This is definitely a problem that I have. I also have a hard time staying focused on a single task. I haven’t been professionally diagnosed with ADD so I won’t call it that, but I really struggle with staying focused. I’m going to try and work on that to the best of my ability this year and stay focused and determined to read. I did raise my Goodreads reading challenge goal by 10 books this year for the first time in forever. I know I can do it if I just stay focused.
Meet more new people via reading! 2016 may have not been the best of years, but it was a pretty great year for me personally. I finally met the many other Toronto book bloggers for the first time and they have become some of my closest friends ever since. I would love to be able to meet more people this year through bookish events, signings and all that jazz!
Stay on top of those ARCs. One, I need to stop being afraid to say no. I have to understand that I can’t say yes to ever ARC that is offered to me or I’ll never be able to shrink my personal TBR. Two, for the ARCs that I do accept, I want to be sure that they are ones that I am actually really excited to read, otherwise I was unwillingly leave them neglected. Three, I need to stay on top of the ARCs that I do request/receive. Instead of waiting to read them a week before I need to have a review up, I’m going to try my hardest to read them as I receive them.
Don’t be afraid to DNF. If I’m really not liking what I’m reading, I am going to have to just accept the fact that I don’t like the book and I’ll have to put it down. I don’t like the idea of doing this often, but if I get to the halfway point of a book and it took me a week to get there and I’m still not enjoying it, I need to DNF it. Life is too short to waste time reading something that you’re not enjoying. There are so many books out there that I really want to read and I need to make more time for them.
And there you have my 2017 Bookish New Year Resolutions! What are your resolutions this year?
Thank you for reading!