I can’t believe it’s 2018 already! Three years ago, I thought 2018 sounded super futuristic, but here we are! And with a new year come new New Year’s resolutions. I have quite a few, but some of them could also be put under the same “theme” … Anyways, here are my bookish New Year’s resolutions of 2018!
1. Read 95+ books
Although I only read my 90th book on December 30th last year, I’m so ready for a new challenge! First I was thinking of putting my goal at a 100 books, but that seemed just a little too tricky … so 95 it is!
2. Buy less, read more
3. Read at least 50 books that are already on my shelf
I think I started 2017 with less books on my shelf than I ended the year with – at the beginning of 2017 I had about 100 books on my TBR and now 114. Oops? I really want to read most of the books that I own, so why not just actually read them?
4. Don’t neglect the classics
Now that I’m not a literature student anymore, I noticed that I have neglected the classic genre and well, just literature in general. Although it’s not exactly my favourite genre, I kind of miss reading them. So I really hope that I can push myself to read some literature/classics in the coming year!
5. Read more Dutch books
Just like I have neglected the literary genre, I have also neglected reading Dutch books (written by Dutch authors I mean, not translations). The Dutch book world really has much to offer and I really like the Dutch writing style – I feel like they are a little more … rough? vulgar? than books from other languages. Besides that, I still have some on my TBR, so I will definitely come to those!
6. Read review copies/books that come with bookboxes sooner!
I’m kind of ashamed that I have still so many ARC’s waiting for me, but instead I buy new books and read those instead. Shame on you Romi! It’s absolutely not that I don’t like reading them, because in 2017 I have certainly found some gems between the ARC’s that were kindly send to me!
7. Spend more time actually reading
I spend way too much time procrastinating on reading and wanting to read, instead of actually reading. Most times when I’m drinking my morning coffee I’m wasting my time away on my phone opening Instagram, then closing it only to open it again. I don’t know why I do this, because obviously – I love reading! And really, not a lot happens in the one second I close the Instagram app. So, here’s to spending more time on reading instead of only thinking about reading!!