This is a weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is bookish resolutions and goals. I did briefly mention some of my goals in my 2017 in review post, but I’ve had a think and expanded them!
1. Spend less money on books
My TBR is the size of a mountain, and I’m also lucky to receive a good few review copies from publishers. With that in mind I’m hoping to spend a bit less on books and focus more on reading the books I already have. I’m planning to put £1 in a jar for every book I read (I have £8 so far) and then if there’s a book I really want I can get it with the money in the jar. That’s the idea anyway!
2. Finish those series
I have a really terrible habit of starting series and not finishing them. I haven’t finished the Divergent Series, or the Shadowhunter books and I’m not up to date on Throne of Glass or Red Queen. I’m aiming to catch up on some of those big series, so I’m not completely in the dark.
3. Read 100 books
My goal for 2017 was to read 75 books and I managed to read 89, planning to push myself in 2018 to go for the big 100!
4. Read outside my comfort zone
If you look at my reviews you cans see I read a lot of fantasy and a lot of YA, this year I’d like to try and read outside my comfort zone, maybe with a bit more crime and a bit more literary fiction.
5. Read more non-fiction
I could probably count on one hand the amount of non-fiction books I’ve read in the last few years. My friend Barb (thecoffeewoods) is a big fan of non-fiction, and I’m hoping she’ll give me some good recs to read more non-fiction in 2018. If you have any non-fiction books you love, definitely me know what they are.
6. Donate books to charity
I hoard books like they’re going out of fashion. I currently have 5 (5!) bookshelves, and I’m already running out of space. I’d like to periodically clear some books out, and donate them to my local charity shop.
7. Try more book boxes
I’ve had a subscription to FairyLoot in the past (I really loved it but quite a few of the books that were in it I had already read) and I would love to try some different ones. If there’s any you subscribe to and love let me know!
8. Read outdoors
I tend to read in doors under a blanket with the cat, I’d like to try going to parks and things, getting a bit more fresh air and reading outdoors.
9. Find a new way to organise shelves
My bookshelves are bit of a mish-mash of titles. I’d love to find a nice way to organise them that makes them look really lovely, I’ve been thinking about colour, but not sure how it would look overall.
10. Try new authors
Like many people I’m a creature of habit, I tend to read books from authors I already know and love, or recommendations I’ve got from other bloggers. I’d love to try some new authors that I maybe haven’t heard much about and find some new favourites.