Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! Some New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! May 2015 be filled with love, health, happiness and good books.

As per usual, I list some reading resolutions for the new year. While coming up with these, I always intend to reach my goals but if you know me, you know I'm the worst at sticking to things.. But hey, it won't happen if you don't try so here goes nothing :)

Keep reading -- goal: 50 books
To see how this goal is going, you can also check out my Goodreads (that will probably give you a more accurate idea of how I'm doing). Last year I initially set out to read 70 books but I got nowhere near that amount and I adjusted my goal during the year. I don't want to do that this year so I'm going for 50 books!

Classics -- goal: 5 books
This will probably be the biggest fail of a challenge in the history of challenges AGAIN, but since I really want to venture out more, I'll leave this on here. I don't expect much progress, though the book club plans a classics month. That'll be one down!

Read more sequels -- goal: finish 10 series
The amount of series I have not finished yet is ridiculous. I must be in the middle of about 15 series in which I only need to read the last book, but somehow haven't done that. I'm determined to change this.

Read more standalones -- goal: 15 books
There are so many series, it's easy to overlook the standalones! To make sure I don't get sucked into a tsunami of series, I intend to read at least 15 standalones this year. Preferably fluffy ones. Or exciting ones. As long as they are awesome, I'm game.

Read your own books -- goal: 20 books
I came up with this goal when I was swimming in review books. I still have quite a lot, but I've also noticed that I tend to not read books I buy. So I've bought a ton of amazing books in 2013 that I haven't read yet, and I want to do something about it. So in 2014, I'm reading 20 books I own as of January 1st, 2014.

Support the debuts -- goal: 10 books
I haven't really done anything in terms of debut challenges last year, but I've missed it so I'm reintroducing this goal.

Read the eGalleys 
I don't have an exact amount of eGalleys I want to read but I'm terrible at reading my eArcs. I have so many on my kindle yet I never seem to read them. I got to reading some old eGalleys while I was in London last year, so maybe I can tackle some of my 'backlist' of galleys this year. I need to work on my NetGalley percentage!

So these are my goals for 2015 :) They'll be on a separate page for easy access so I can hopefully add books to all the goals and reach them before the year is over.

Now I'm curious; what are some of your goals?


  1. I challenged myself to read more classics again for the second year in a row, I'm aiming for ten. I actually managed to go past that in 2014 but I didn't want to press my luck especially since I'm wanting to tackle some of the bigger tomes on my shelf. Which leads me to the other resolution we share, to read more of my own books! My TBR has gotten way out of control and though I dream of dwindling it down to half of what it is now, and that's the goal I set for myself, I think yours is far more realistic.

    Good luck with your goals! [:

    1. 10 classics is great! Haha yeah I get what you mean. I always struggle with reading classics for some reason.
      And yay for reading your own books! With all of those awesome books coming out during the year it's easy to be distracted by the new shinies, making you feel like you somewhat neglect the books already on your shelves. I hope you manage to read LOADS!

      Good luck and happy new year :)

  2. Haha, I always challenge myself with the idea to read more classics.. I only managed to read 2 of them because of the book club. I'm also trying to make my TBR pile smaller by reading more of my own books & downloading/requesting less from Edelweiss and Netgalley. Good luck :D!

    1. Book club is the only reason I even touched a classic in 2013 lol!

      Good luck with your goals Mel, I hope 2015 will be filled with good books <3


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