Happy New Year! I hope everyone had fun and stayed safe during the holidays, so here’s to a brand new year with new books! Whether they’re published this year, or they’re books you’re catching up on, books are new to someone, so I hope you read what you want.
With the new year brings a brand new month of Top 5 Wednesday, which is a Goodreads group that was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now hosted by the amazing Samantha (Thoughts on Tomes). Anyone is welcome to join, and if you’re interested, you can check out the link to the group here.
The first topic of 2018 is pretty self-explanatory:
January 3rd: 2018 Reading Resolutions
— Self explanatory. Let us know 5 of your reading goals for the year.
So, if you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, then you’re aware that I’ve discussed at least a couple of these in my latest video, but since I apparently haven’t posted a blog with my reading goals (it’s funny because I thought I had), then this post can count towards that, so without any further ado…
5. Expand my diverse reading. By this I just mean to step outside of the ‘Diversity 101’ which is typically racial and sexuality diversity. What I’d really like to read more of are more books that tackle all kinds of mental health, because I believe I’ve read two (Both of Me, Finding Audrey), and neither one I enjoyed all that much. If I’m being honest, I’d like to read more books with a character who has Schizophrenia, because it’s always fascinated me to learn about this complicated, “evil” illness, so if any of you have any recommendations on where to start, feel free to tell me in the comments.
4. Finish the series I started. This one is obviously self-explanatory. I’m really good at starting series, but I suck at finishing them. This can also apply to series that I would just like to make progress on (like finally finishing A Game of Thrones). So long as I start knocking off series currently on my TBR, the better.
3. Read at least one big book in 2018. Another self-explanatory. I’m shooting for picking up Roots in February for Black History Month, and while I’m going to aim for dedicating the entire month to reading it, I’m also not going to rush because I feel like it’s one of those important stories that should not be rushed. It feels too important to fly through, if that makes sense. I want to take my time, so if it takes me more than a month, that’s fine; as long as I read it, and finish it, it’ll be a major accomplishment.
2. Successfully reread the Harry Potter series. I’ve been trying to read this ever since I attempted to participate in the Harry Potter read-a-thon, I think it was last year, but I was putting waaaay too much pressure on myself, trying to keep up with everybody and getting discouraged that I was still on one book while everyone else was on books two or three. I did manage to read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them last year (LOVED IT!), so there’s that. I got stuck on Prisoner of Azkaban, so I’m just going to restart the series from the beginning at some point this year.
1. Read on my Kindle Fire more. I’ve “bought” a shitload of eBooks last year, and I have yet to read any of them. Before BookTube, my Kindle is what I read on the most, so I’d really love it if I could go back to that at some point this year and read any of the books that are just sitting there, waiting patiently to be read, that aren’t library books or advanced copies of books yet to be published. My Kindle used to be my best friend; I kind of miss it.
None of these are in any particular order, but these five things that I’ve listed are just a few of the things that I want to accomplish in 2018. Whether I’ll be successful remains to be seen, but I feel like these are off to a great start, so we’ll see.
What are some of your reading resolutions? Feel free to leave them in a comment down below!
Until next time,