Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature from The Broke and the Bookish. Happy New Year, friends! This week we are sharing our bookish resolutions!
I love a fresh start and always kick off the year with ideas to make this year better than the last. There are lots of things I want to do this year but I also want to keep it realistic too so I don’t get overwhelmed and burned out.
With that in mind, here are my Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2016:
1. Read 130 books – That was my goal for 2015 and I actually ended up reading 152 books. It still feels like a good number for me to strive for.
2. Read more backlist – There are several 2014-2015 books sitting on my shelf unread. I’d love to catch up on some of the titles I missed.
3. Continue to utilize the library – Books are expensive, and the library makes it so easy to try out new titles, especially audiobooks.
4. Take a year off reading challenges – The only challenge I’m participating in officially is the Goodreads challenge. I’m bad at keeping up with reading challenges and the recapping that goes with it.
5. Cull those bookshelves – I’m donating some books this week and with limited bookshelf space I need to do that on a regular basis.
6. Freshen up the blog – Delete posts that are no longer relevant, update useful, popular posts, organize categories, etc.
7. Branch out – Write more discussion posts and other useful posts. My reviews are not the most popular posts by a long shot so I need to brainstorm other content ideas.
8. Be selective on review books– It’s easy to get overwhelmed with review copies and blog tours. I want to keep that manageable and keep up to date on Netgalley reviews.
9. Read what I want – Sometimes that means breaking up with a series that I no longer enjoy or re-reading an old favorite instead of the hottest new release. I never want reading to feel like reading is an obligation or a chore.
10. Balance – Give myself a break if I need it and don’t stress about it. Focus on health and exercise and get walking with an audiobook.
What are your bookish resolutions?