I keep thinking of stuff I want to achieve readingwise in 2019, so let’s revisit my resolutions!
So these were my original ones:
Original 2019 Resolutions:
1. Series: Finish reading the series I have started in 2018 (such as the Grishaverse trilogy, The Raven Cycle, the Nevernight Chronicles, Harry Potter, etc) and not starting new series until I have finished one of the ones I was already reading.
2. Re-reading childhood favourites: I have The Black Stallion and The Silver Brumby series that I would love to set time aside for throughout the year to re-read.
3. Reading nature non-fiction: I have lots of natural world non-fiction books that I would love to read.
4. Mood-reading: I will try and keep my TBRs small, so I can mood-read quite a bit as well. That has been working for me quite well lately.
5. Audio-books: I want to try and listen to some more audio books. I think I only listened to three over 2018. I have a few left to listen to and I really should!
I stand by all of these, but I would like to add a few more specific ones:
Additional 2019 Resolutions:
6. Read a book by Charles Dickens – I have never read any and I acquired three!
7. Read a book by Thomas Hardy – I tried and failed years ago and would like to try again.
8. Read a book by Jane Austen – I have loved all her books and there a couple I have not read yet.
9. Read a book by Daphne du Maurier – I keep hearing amazing things!
10. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I want to try and use this principle when choosing my TBR each (or some) months. This means reading one of my oldest TBR books, a recent purchase, a recommendation and a book with blue on the cover. I kind of like that idea!
11. Use my TBR bag! I have a bag with all the titles on my shelf in it that I can use to pick a random book, but I never use it – I should!
12. Continue my read-a-year-old-book. I started doing this in late 2018, where I read a book that I bought that month a year ago. I look at the books I bought that month, review my progress and then choose one to read. It’s fun!
13. Don’t forget my Kindle books! It is so easy to buy Kindle books (especially when they are on sale), but I often kind of forget to read them. I want to try and read at least one a month, preferrably more. I probably have over 100 books on my Kindle…. Oops! Initially I want to try and read the oldest Kindle book I have each month if I can.
14. Read Dutch language books! I have a number of book in Dutch on my shelf. Although I do prefer to read books by English language authors in English, I am happy to read other translated fiction in Dutch, or in fact Dutch books. Last year I did not read any books in Dutch and I need to make an effort to do so.
15. Relax. These are only ideas – they are not stuff I HAVE to do… Basically I should just read what I feel like, but keep these things in mind.
Is there anything you would like to do in 2019?