Happy New Year! Like last year, I thought I’d share my reading resolutions for the year ahead. If you’ve got any resolutions of your own, please feel free to share them in the comments below – I love hearing about other people’s goals.
Here are my Reading Resolutions for 2015:
– Read More Non-Fiction –
In 2014, one of my resolutions was to read out of my comfort zone. While I did quite well, I didn’t read nearly as much non-fiction as I would have liked. So this year, I thought I’d make my goal more specific in the hope that I’ll be more successful!
My non-fiction TBR list is actually quite long so it’s not that I’m uninspired by non-fiction, but it’s more that I struggle with finding the right time to read it. I mostly read in the evenings but if I read non-fiction at night I find that it kicks my brain into gear and I start thinking about the topic and working to absorb and understand all the information – which isn’t good just before I try to go to sleep. Does anyone else have this problem?
With this in mind, my goal is to read at least 1 non-fiction title each month. If I read it alongside fiction throughout the month hopefully I’ll be able to read the book at a time when it suits me best, maybe at weekends.
– Browse Library/Bookshop Shelves More Often –
I talked about this in my How I Choose Books post but, nowadays, I mainly order books from the library thanks to recommendations from fellow bloggers. And this is great because, more often than not, I’m reading a book that I enjoy. But sometimes I do miss the more organic process of picking a book on a whim from a shelf, reading the blurb and taking the book home knowing nothing about it and having no preconceptions. This might mean that I read more books I don’t enjoy, but I could also find some new favourites.
– Take Part in a Readalong / Themed Reading Week –
I didn’t know these existed until I started blogging but I really like the idea of them – reading the same book, or same types of books, with other bloggers. It’s a really great idea and I love the thought of discussing the book(s) with other people taking part in the same event. I’m going to make an effort to participate this year, instead of only reading everyone’s posts!
– Make Time for ReReading –
I feel like I’ve mentioned rereading books quite a few times in passing in my reviews – because I reread so little, a mark of a good book for me is if I want to reread it! I think it’s time I stopped talking about rereading and actually did it. I’m not going to set a number of rereads I want to do this year, but I certainly want to make more of an effort to do it.
So those are my resolutions for this year! As well as those above, I’ll be continuing my resolution to ‘read well’ from last year. Do you have any reading goals for 2015?