I want 2019 to be a more relaxed reading year compared with 2018, which means I won’t be following any strict reading lists or embracing short-time reading projects. Nonetheless, there are still a few goals that I want to achieve regarding my reading habits and the way in which I create content for this blog and the social media (not exclusively) associated with it.
First, I want to read at least 35 books. This is the same number I had in mind for 2018, when I ended up reading 39 books. So, I could have challenged myself and aim for 40 books this time. However, I want to have a margin for reading longer books if I so wish.
I don’t remember the last time I reread a book, and until recently I always thought about rereading almost as a ‘waste of time’. I would be revisiting stories I already knew, when I could be discovering new ones. However, lately I’ve been feeling the urge to reread certain books. First, it was the books that I knew I had enjoyed when I first read them, but that I remembered nothing about. That desire faded away without me ever rereading a single one. Now, I’m feeling a strong yearn to reread some of the books that I constantly mention as being favourites of mine, although I’ve read them quite a few years ago, before I started rating books and blogging. For that reason, I want to reread at least one of those books this year.
Non-fiction is not amongst my favourite genres. Nevertheless, once in a while such books catch my attention, and I have a few on my reading wish list. This year I want to read at least two non-fiction books, probably during November.
I also want to give a new life to the social media I use for bookish purposes – Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads – without having to increase the amount of time I spend on them. I’m not sure how to achieve that just yet. But I’m thinking about sharing older blog posts on Twitter every week, using quotes from the books I’m reading as captions for their photos on Instagram and copying the first paragraph of the reviews I publish on this blog, accompanied with a link to them, to the space for the reviews on Goodreads.
Finally, I want to be more organised and prepare blog posts ahead of time. I already tend to draft them beforehand, but now I also want to proofread and edit them at least the night before.
Do you have any bookish resolutions for 2019? Tell me in the comments!