I’m not a big fan of resolutions. Even when I was a kid and everyone around me was talking and planning about it, I made no big deal of it. But since joining the book blogging community, I realized that resolutions can really help me get motivated and have a clear mindset for the beginning of the year especially since 2017 was not a big reading year for me.
I’m not gonna be a hard on myself. If I achieved all these by the end of the year then that would be really cool. But if not, it’s fine also. So lo and behold, here are my 2018 bookish resolutions!
- Read 50 books
Last year I read a grand total of 10 books. How great of me right?! I used to read 80-100 books a years so it kinda saddened me that I was only able to read 10 books. Buuut I have my own reasons (*cough* excuses *cough*) I worked on my final teaching demo early last year, I graduated, looked for and landed my first job and reviewed for my licensure exam (which I passed!). This year, I’m setting my Goodreads challenge for 50 books which is about 4-5 books each month.
- Read classics
I really want to read more classics since 2015 and I’ve only read a handful of them. Again, I’m not gonna be too hard on myself but my target is to read at least one classic every month or every two months.
- Be active on blog and bookstagram
This year I REALLY want to start being active on posting. I even joined the Braver 2018 Challenge to really motivate me (so far so good!). I want to connect more with other book bloggers and just do amazing bookish things with amazing bookish (and also non-bookish) people.
- Start BookTube
This is my dream since three years ago. Problem is, I don’t have a decent camera. I can use my cellphone but I have such bad lighting in my room (I have no windows). This is gonna be hard but I really want to start it. Done is better than perfect and every vlogger said that to just start with whatever material you have.
- Read diversely
Last year, I think I’ve only read 1-3 diverse books and so I want to change that this 2018. I know reading diverse books will open my mind to a lot of issues in our world. It may be through fiction but I still want to get educated about people and events around the world.
- Finish my eARCs
I still have 5-7 eARCs that I need to get to and by the end of the year I want it to be on 0.
- Stop requesting eARCS
I have such bad eyesight that reading eARCS on my phone (in the dark!!! while lying down!!!) is not helping my eyes at all. I want to stop requesting and just focus on the ones that I need to finish.
So those are my bookish resolutions for 2018! Do we have the same resolutions? If not, tell me about yours, I’d like to hear it!