I’ve been blogging for a while now, and last year, I got – shall we say – a little excited with all the challenges and resolutions everyone was talking about. I’m in the middle of 3 different challenges, as well as being part of the Classics Club.
So how did I do in 2014?
1. Read 60 books – Easy, I smashed my Goodreads Challenge and finished 73 books.
2. Read 1 classic a month – Hmm. This one didn’t go so well. I got through 6 classics in total.
3. Read one book from the TBR jar per month – This one also didn’t go so well; I got sick of forcing myself to read books so scrapped the TBR jar completely!
4. Use the library more often – now I’ve moved and settled in I’ve just joined the library, better late than never right?!
5. Read 10 books from the Rory Reading Challenge – I completed 7 books.
6. Read 10 books from the 1001 Reading Challenge – I completed 7 books.
All in all, I think that’s not too bad; even if I only finished one resolution, I got halfway for most. At the end of the day, the blog, and the resolutions that go with it, are meant to get me to try new books and authors.
So this year I’m going to strip it back a bit, be a little more easy-going with all the challenges etc. and remember why I started blogging in the first place.
With that in mind, my 2015 resolutions are:
- Read 75 books
Seems simple enough, I managed 73 this year, and I’m determined to get to 100 one day!
- Read 10 books from the Rory Reading Challenge
Although I’m going to be more easy-going with challenges this year, I do still want to carry on with them. I’ve discovered some great books that I wouldn’t normally have attempted reading through these challenges. Think of this resolution as a loose estimate.
- Read 10 books from the 1001 Reading Challenge
Same reason as above. And, if I’m honest, I’m determined to finish at least one challenge!
- Re-read 5 books
After seeing the Re-Read challenges on Bring My Books, I’ve been inspired to do this myself. I’m not going to do the full challenge (I’m meant to be taking it easy!) but I will aim to re-read at least 5 books.
- Use the library
This seems simple enough, there is a building nearby bursting with books and I’ve only visited once. I’m going to actively start supporting my local library and discover a whole new Aladdin’s cave for bookworms.
- Read it or Give it away
I own a ridiculous number of books that I haven’t read yet. I’ve already resorted to buying another bookshelf and am fast running out of space. So this year – however much it breaks my heart to say it – I’m going to be militant; if I don’t read it soon, I will give it away.