Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Book/Blog Resolutions

As the New Year approaches, I decided to make a few bookish resolutions for next year. 

  1. Review more non-YA books- Since a big chunk of what I read is adult, I figure I should start to review them more. Not on my blog, since it is strictly YA, but on other sights such as Goodreads. 
  2. Interact more with the blogging community- I've actually been doing a pretty good job with this the past month or so. Maybe not since the holidays, but before that. But I figure there is always room to grow in this area. I'll do this by 1) commenting more, and 2) talking more on twitter and such.
  3. Get reviews up in a more timely manner- Sometimes I'm good with this, sometimes I'm not. I figure I should try to be more consistent, though.
  4. Finish more books than this year- I have to add this one in; I do it every year. My goal this year was to read 200, and assuming I make that, next year will be 201. 
  5. Reach my monthly goal- This may be something along the same lines of the one above, but it is something I need to work on. Every month I have a goal of how many books I am going to read. There were many a month this year when I did not reach this goal. I wouldn't be scrambling to reach 200 this year if I had reached this.
  6. If I don't like a book, don't read it- This may seem obvious, but when I start a book, even if I don't like it, I still finish it. I'm making it a rule that if I can't get into the first 100 pages of a book, to just set it aside. There are so many other books I could be reading than one that I don't really enjoy.
  7. Expand my reading- I tend to read the same genres, so I'm going to try to get out of my comfort zone a little. A part of this is going to be trying to tackle a few classics.
What are some of your bookish New Year's resolutions?


  1. Great resolutions - good luck with them! I agree with you on setting aside books you don't like. I keep telling myself I need to do this, but I have trouble not fully reading a book!

  2. #6 is hard for me too. Once I pick a book up, I try to force myself to finish it. The only time I don't is when it's a library book and I've dragged my feet in reading it so much that I've renewed it too many times and it has to go back to the library.

    But really there are so many goooooood books out there. Why keep reading?

  3. I know what you mean about not finishing a book. I feel like I've already invested the time into it, so I should just finish--but idk, you're right. <3