Saturday, 31 December 2016

Bookish Resolutions!!!

I don't generally make resolutions but I have a lot of things I want to achieve in 2017 and it makes sense to me to have a set of goals I can check off! 

  • Goodreads Challenge 390 books: This year I just about missed my goal of 360 books. 390 seems like a lot but before 2016 I was hitting 400 so I know it's achievable! I am not going to be too strict with myself on this one and I will re-evaluate it in the year if it becomes stressful!
  • Book Buying Ban: I have a real book buying problem so I am officially putting myself on a ban. With a couple of allowances. Any book I already have pre-ordered I will leave so I will still be getting books but it won't be a lot. There is another exception which I will get to now.
  • Go to YALC: This takes place in London in July and I've been wanting to go for a couple of years. I am pretty sure I will be able to go to this (along with Ann and my brother) and I am very excited for it! This will be a break in my book buying ban although I will still be aiming for restraint - though probably not hitting it!!
  • Read a Classic a Month: This is something I used to do but didn't manage at all in 2016! I have quite a few unread Classics on my shelf and even more on my wishlist so I'd love to read one a month and get through some of them!
  • Read the Books I Already Own: I finally compiled a list of my unread books and (not including review books) I have 222 to get through which is a silly amount! I definitely need to read these as many of them have been on my shelf for well over a year!
I am also thinking of joining in on a couple of challenges this year so if there are any you would recommend do please let me know! 

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

2 comments:

Greg said...

Wow 390! That's amazing! Good luck!! I should read more classics and of course books I already own too. :)

Clare Stone said...

I think it's probably a little ambitious! But I'd like to challenge myself! I hope you get to read more classics and books you already own in 2017 as well! Happy New Year!! :)

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