Reading Goals & Resolutions

Do you set New Year’s Resolutions for yourself? Do you follow them?

Over the years, I’ve tried to make resolutions for a variety of things – goals I’d like to achieve, some habits I’d like to develop, others I’d like to break – and it would never work.

I started bullet journaling in February of 2017 and it changed everything. In the beginning, I had filled my bujo up with all sorts of spreads and trackers, but one by one I discarded most of them as they proved futile each month. What was left showed me just how seriously I take books and reading. So now I use my bullet journal basically to keep track of all things bookish.

Last year I made some bookish resolutions and actually managed to tick off almost all of them. I know, I know, I was surprised too!

Here’s a peak at my Reading Resolutions for 2019:

  • Bring down the TBR shelf
    I’ve set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 60 books this year.
    2018: 64/50
    2017: 58/50
    2016: 57/50
  • Read (finish) 7 series/trilogies/duologies
    I.e. finishing any series on my shelves I’m in the middle of or haven’t even started yet.
  • Read at least 5 new-to-me authors
    I ended up reading almost 20 new authors last year and discovered several new favorites!
  • Read at least 5 debut novels of 2017-19
    There are so many debut authors getting published every month. I’d like to keep up while also catching up with the backlist books I own.
  • Read at least 5 diverse books
    Some of my favorite books of the last couple years were diverse reads like Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, The Song of Achilles and The Hate U Give.
  • Reread The Lunar Chronicles or The Raven Cycle
    It’s good to reread old favorites from time to time.
  • Read at least 5 books that have been or are being adapted
    Because I love watching shows and movies and it’s nice to see how well a book has been adapted. Last year, I watched and absolutely adored Love, Simon as well as To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before just as much as the books.

Pro Tip: I use Post-Its to list my resolutions so I can jot down the names of the books/authors that I read for that particular resolution under the Post-It. Looks neat and colorful this way.

I’m also participating in two reading challenges and one fun readalong this year to help bring down my TBR shelf.

I’ll talk more about these challenges in a later post. Have you set any yearly reading goals? Do you participate in reading challenges or readathons? Let me know in the comments below!

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Happy reading!


4 thoughts on “Reading Goals & Resolutions

  1. Ooh I love how your unko looks! I don’t set resolutions but I’m keeping a book and blog planner for this year ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I’m also participating in Beat the Backlist and Reading Women challenges. Hope you accomplish all your reading goals and challenges! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Thanks, Charvi! Hope you enjoy your challenges as well. โ˜บ๏ธ I would definitely have joined these challenges if I had known about them..๐Ÿ™ˆ But I’m very full on challenges now. I would love to see your book and blog planner! I guess I need to start tracking my blogging too now. ๐Ÿ˜‹

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