In an effort to increase my presence on Rebecca’s blog (because, let’s face it, a handful of reviews a year hardly counts), I have decided to participate weekly in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the excellent blog The Broke and the Bookish. I love a good list, and a list about books is even more exciting!
Bookish Resolutions for 2014
Although these goals can be related to any part of life, I’m going to stick to bookish goals. If I saw all of my resolutions written in one place, I might give them all up in a panic and crawl under the covers with a package of Oreos. Oreos are not a 2014 resolution…
- Read more adult fiction. Although I did read quite a bit of adult fiction in 2013, most of the books were part of series that I reread. I want to expand outside of my YA pigeonhole.
- Read for pleasure. Whether this means taking a break from committee reading, skimming boring book club picks, or putting down a book I’m just not enjoying, I plan to read more for my own pleasure in 2014.
- More reviews! Last year I did a horrible job keeping up with reviews of the books I read. This year, I hope to write a least a couple of sentences on Shelfari about every book I read, as well as at least one review a month for this blog.
- Cut the size of my TBR. I am an easily distracted person, and books are no exception. I am constantly checking out books that look interesting or adding new books to my TBR, and then dropping them completely for the next shiny book. I hope to either take books off my TBR (because, if I haven’t read it after 4 years, I probably never will), or actually read the books I have checked out before getting more.
- Cut the size of my physical book collection. Nothing pains me more than getting rid of books, but sometimes it has to be done. I moved into a new place last year and already have books spilling out of the bookcases into piles on the floor and boxes in my parents’ guest room closet. It’s time to cull.