I'm linking this post up with Top Ten Tuesday over at That Artsy Reader Girl (previously at The Broke and the Bookish) because it's a list and who doesn't love lists? They're just so aesthetically pleasing.
For today, I'm doing that thing people do at the start of the year -
setting unrealistic goals and putting unnecessary pressure on myself for the year ahead so I can crash and burn with my targets around me and roll into the next year feeling like a complete and utter failure -
I'm feeling optimistic about my reading for 2018 and I want to manifest that into a series of little goals that I will most definitely accomplish!
So without further ado, here are all of my 2018 bookish resolutions...
Make Up With ContemporaryI have a love/hate relationship with contemporary books, and I don't read them nearly as often as I should. I want to change that in 2018...catching up on some backlisted contemporary as well as reading some of the glorious new releases this year.
Here are just a few I want to pick up...
Give Dem Series Some Attention
Like any self-respecting bookworm, I've had many many books sitting on my shelf for quite the while, and a fair few of those are series that I've been DYING to get to...but haven't yet. This year I want to knock some of those series off my TBR and finally see what all the fuss is about.
I'm coming for you babies....
Turn My Listening Ears On
Last year I really discovered the magic of audiobooks, and I want to keep utilizing that magic this year. I really enjoy audiobooks - and I'm getting through TWICE as many reads since I started listening to them.
If you have any audio recommendations definitely let me know!
Enjoy the Words
I have a tendency to rush things. As soon as I start a book I'm already thinking about the next one I'm going to pick up...and I DON'T LIKE THAT!! I want to slow down my reading, to appreciate the words on the page, the story being told, and the skill of the author - instead of reading to knock books off a tally that exists only in my head. I'm in a one-woman race with myself and I'd like to step out.
Buy Less...Read More
Just imagine Aaron Burr singing that and it is SO much more satisfying
Having been a member of Book Buyers Anonymous for the longest time now, I can say that while I have made significant improvement in the past few years, I still have the urge to buy waaaay more books than I can physically read.
While I will make no false promises that I won't buy any books in 2018 because seriously, who would believe THAT...I do want to work more on the books I already own instead of BUYING ALL THE BOOKS and having no place to even store them never mind read them.
I could go on at this all day, but the more goals I set for myself, the more likely I am to fail.
Am I right?
So that's all for now. Before I forget, I've set my Goodreads Challenge to 50 books again this year and I think that's achievable for me. I think I can stick at these goals, and in 2019 when future-Lauren looks back at this post she can give herself a big high-five and a pat on the back for her wonderful achievements. Also - don't forget to Follow my blog with Bloglovin so you can keep up to date as I fail miserably at all of these goals this year.
Aaaaaah...a girl can dream
What are your reading goals for 2018?
you set a Goodreads Challenge?