My reading resolutions for 2019

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It’s a new year, so it’s time to set some new goals. Since I spent most of 2018 feeling pressured to read, I set my goals for 2019 a little bit lower.


1. Read 50 books

I started 2018 with a Goodreads goal of 95 books, but ended lowering it to 90. I knew I wouldn’t make it, but I still felt the pressure of the number and reading became a bit of a chore. So, this year I’m setting my Goodreads goal to 50 books. I know I’m able to read this many books by the end of the year, so I won’t feel the pressure as much as I felt in 2018. It also makes it easier to accomplish my second reading resolution:

2. Read bigger books

Because I wanted to read at least 90 books in 2018, I was too restless to read the bigger books on my shelves. I always love reading bigger books, but I’m also always super intimidated to start them, because they take so much time to read. And I didn’t feel like I had that much time in the last year! So, with a Goodreads goal of 50 books I hope I’ll finally tackle those big monsters on my shelves!

3. Read more classics

I know I have this one on my resolutions list almost every year, but I’m afraid I’ll neglect the classics if I don’t remind myself of them from time to time. Just like the bigger books, I’m easily intimidated by classics. They don’t read as easily as contemporary books and thus they take more time to get through. However, I love myself a golden oldie, so that’s why I’m putting this resolution on my list again!

4. Read more Dutch books

Another resolution that has made a comeback! Although I read more Dutch books in 2018 than I did in 2017, I still feel like I’ve neglected them. I love Dutch literature, and they are easier to read for me than English books, so I hope to read even more of them in 2019!


Do you have any (bookish) New Year’s resolutions?

5 thoughts on “My reading resolutions for 2019

  1. I lowered my Goodreads goal this year too. I felt like I needed to be reading all the time last year and that took away some of the enjoyment. I went from a goal of 52 down to a goal of 30. I hope you had a great New Year!

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