The New Year is practically here and what better way to make 2018 a great reading year than to take a minute to come up with resolutions! Below are 10 reading resolutions that will make 2018 your best reading year yet!
1. Read __ Books in 2018!
Set a realistic reading goal for the year and try to increase that number each year. I use the Goodreads app to keep track of all of the books I read throughout the year.
I plan to read 50 books in 2018.
2. Include Classic Reads This Year
It’s nice to include classics throughout the year to really appreciate the ways stories change throughout time.
Some of the books I plan to include in my tbr include:
Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
3. Branch Out a Little!
Look at your book shelf. What genre is missing? Make it a point to read more of that genre. You may be surprised of what you were missing.
In 2018, I plan to read more nonfiction.
4. Do the Write Thing.
Don’t just read! Writing can be just as fun. Start to incorporate writing into your daily reading goals. Start small and work from there. If you are looking for a challenge, you can even participate in Nanowrimo, National Writing Month where the goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November!
This year, I want to participate in Nanowrimo!
5. Take a Literary Field Trip
Plan a literary outing such as a poetry night, book signing, visiting a museum such as Hemmingway’s home in KeyWest, or BookCon in NYC.
I live near Jack Kerouac’s home in Florida and would like to make a trip there to learn more about him and his writing. I would also love to go to BookCon in NYC!
6. Take a Free Literary Online Course
There are so many free college courses available and many of them are literature, writing, or poetry. Taking one will not only allow you to indulge in new authors and writing styles, but it may also help sharpen your own writing skills.
I am not sure which course I am interested in, but I would like to take a poetry class.
7. Participate in a Bookclub
Joining a book club is another way to branch out to meet people and read stories you many not have read otherwise. Book clubs can be local or even well known celebrity book clubs.
In 2018, I plan on joining a new book club hosted by Lucythereader on Youtube that includes Bronte sisters novels that will be read throughout the year.
8. Improve Your Blog and Instagram
Take the time this year to perfect and be more consistent with blog and Instagram posts or finally start that booktube, literary blog or bookstagram.
This upcoming year, I would like to continue to grow my following for my blog and instagram.
9. Discover a New Author
Finding new authors is another way to branch out and go beyond what you would normally read. You can choose to do your research or go on a “blind date” by choosing a book without knowing anything about the author or story.
10. Tackle the TBR List
That book that is collecting dust on your shelf? Read it! Clear out the TBR list by reading one or a few of those books to make room for new books!
Some of the books still on my TBR include the His Dark Materials Trilogy.
What are some of your reading resolutions for 2018?