Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
formerly hosted at The Broke and the Bookish
Happy Tuesday, Wormies! It’s 2018 and it’s the second week of the year! What better way than to start with resolutions, right? Well, I don’t really like to write about bookish resolutions because I’ve only written two posts about my resolutions, one in 2014 and one in 2016.
I usually don’t make resolutions or goals because I always never meet them! I’m pretty good with challenges but resolutions are not my forte!
Anyway, in the spirit of Top Ten Tuesday and because I seem to write a resolutions post every other year, I will list one this year!
Goal #1: Read 130 books
Last year, I read 142 books which surprised me A LOT since I normally read about 100 books in a year. Well, this year, I decided to increase my reading goal from 100 to 130. It shouldn’t be hard, right?
How I plan to accomplish it: Read more books. Listen to more audiobooks. Also, reread older faves when you get into a book slump.
Goal #2: Meet-up with more romance readers
Last year, I joined an online book club Old School Romance Book Club lovingly called OSRBC and I met a lot of like-minded readers! I haven’t met a lot of readers who love historical romance like I do, so it was such an AWESOME thing to actually talk about historical romance with others who LOVE the genre.
We also met-up in person to discuss books and it was just amazing! This calls for another meet-up!
How I plan to accomplish it: Organize another meet-up!
Goal #3: Limit book buying to a minimum
I wasn’t really tracking the books that I bought last year so I’m not sure how much I spent BUT I know that it was over $100. This year, I want to be very smart in my book buying endeavors. Ha! Hopefully.
How I plan to accomplish it: Actually track the books that I purchase, including their price and shipping cost, if applicable. I will also buy more second-hand books and visit the Friends of the Library booksale so I don’t have to spend full price on books. Since I already borrow books and audiobooks from the Los Angeles Public Library, I will continue to do so.
Goal #4: Read outside my comfort zone
Last year, I read and enjoyed books outside my comfort zone as evidenced by the books that were my faves that I normally don’t read!
How I plan to accomplish it: Actually pick up books that I normally wouldn’t. I still won’t read genres that I refuse to read like horror or suspense, but I will read different romance and YA genres.
Goal #5: Improve my blog content
I am pretty comfortable with my blogging style but I think I can do more. Maybe more discussions topics or come up with a unique feature that is my own.
How I plan to accomplish it: I still have no idea how I will go about it, but I hope it will be soon! I’m looking at doing a once a month feature so as not to pressure me too much!
What are your 2018 bookish resolutions?
Did you meet your 2017 resolutions?