New Year’s Bookish Resolutions 2020
How is 2020 treating you so far?
How are your New Year’s Resolutions going?
I saw this book tag over on Amy’s blog Golden Books Girl last year and thought it looked like fun so I have shamelessly nicked it – see last year’s resolutions here, if only to laugh at how many of them I have not fulfilled in the slightest!
Let me know if any of your resolutions match up with mine!
On to the loft bookish promises that I will no doubt completely fail to keep…
1. An Author You’d Like To Read That You’ve Never Read
So many! One I am hoping to get to read this year is Rin Chupeco as I finally have a copy of The Bone Witch and have been hearing great things about her books.
2. A Book You’d Like To Read
Um, this is a trick question right? I would struggle more to think of a book I don’t want to read rather than one that I do! My plan this year is to rotate my reading between library, owned and advance review copies as I often tend to prioritise books that are due back at the library or are due to be published soon, meaning that I have books on my shelves that I am dying to read but haven’t yet.
3. A Classic You’d Like To Read
I used to read a lot of classics, but there have been so many amazing new releases in recent years that my reading has become skewed towards more recent books (side effect of becoming involved in bookstagram and book twitter)
I am hoping to maybe reread some childhood favourites such as The Little Princess, as well as read some classics that I have somehow missed out on eading the first time around.
4. A Book You’d Like To Re-Read
Re-reading has been another casualty of being exposed to so many amazing books in the online book community. I used to read and read favourite books as a child because my pool of available books, while definitely larger than average due to my family being readers too and regular trips to the library, was still limited. Honestly I don’t know if I will have any rereads this year, but if I do it is likely to be The Dark is Rising Series by Susan Cooper because it is just perfect for reading in the winter months.
5. A Book You’ve Had For Ages and Want To Read
I am beginning to feel personally attacked by these questions. Can you see the stacks of as-yet-unread books surrounding me?
I rarely meet a book that I don’t want to read, but I am a complete mood reader so a book can be read within hours of me coming across it, or could sit on the shelf for a long time before I get to it. I Have lots waiting to be read that I am excited to discover!
6. A Big Book You’d Like To Read
City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is one, plus The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. They’re both huge, which can be intimidating, but really sound like my kind of books!
7. An Author You’ve Previously Read and Would Like To Read More Of
I read and adored The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, so am very excited about the sequel to this, plus I have managed to track down a couple of her other books which I am excited to read.
8. A Book You Got For Christmas and Would Like To Read
Does it count if you bought it for yourself? I don’t get many books for Christmas any more, probably because most people worry that I will have already bought it (I do have an extensive Amazon wishlist, lol), but I bought myself Sorcery of Thorns and The Starless Sea, both of which I am hoping to read soon!
9. A Series You Want To Read From Start to Finish
Strange, The Dreamer by Laini Taylor, The Paper Magician trilogy, The Great Library Series by Rachel Caine and the Shatter Me series, as I have yet to read a single one.
10. A Series You Want To Finish That You’ve Already Started
I intend to finish The Cruel Prince/ Wicked King/ Queen of Nothing trilogy, plus a few other trilogies which I have yet to complete. I actually have a problem finishing trilogies, especially when I love them! I am also intending to reread The Invisible Library and get caught up on that series as well as finish the Spellslinger series by Sebastian de Castell.
11. Do You Set Reading Goals? If So, How Many Books Do You Want To Read in 2018?
I set a Goodreads goal and am promising myself that I will actually update it fairly regularly this year as I often forget. Last year I managed 399 books, the year before 545, although picture books and children’s books do count for a lot of those. I am hoping to read 400 books this year, although the arrival of a little one next month might put paid to those ambitions…
I am also planning to join the Year of the Asian Readathon again, in order to push myself to continue reading diverse books.
12. Any Other Reading Goals?
I have a few other bookish resolutions, mostly linked to reading more in translation and reviewing everything I read, no matter how long or short the review!
Do you have any bookish resolutions for 2020?
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