So technically, it’s over a week since New Years has passed and most people have outlined their resolutions already, but I think I deserve a little leeway. I’ve been super busy doing nothing and binge watching Sex and the City, so it seems pretty understandable why I’m a little late to the ‘new year, new me’ bandwagon. To be fair, I’m not lying to myself about going to the gym or getting up earlier or any of the other plethora of unachieved resolutions floating around out there.
Anyways…on to the actual post and moving away from my unnecessary but impossible to remove, witty banter. Last year, I had several Bookish Resolutions and I’m pretty sure most of them failed. One of them was to read A Song of Ice and Fire series (a.k.a. Game of Thrones) and sorry George but I’m still stuck on page 11 of the first book. I know my TBR pile remained steadily around 75 books despite me reading books from it and I failed to even kind of post/review regularly. So all in all, my resolutions from last year were a spectacular failure.
In all fairness, I did reach and slightly surpass my goodreads reading challenge goal for the year without scrabbling the last two weeks of the year to read a bunch of books and best of all,
mostly to my wallet, I maintained my book buying ban fairly well.
So, in an effort to keep myself from failing miserably all over again I’ve decided to keep my goals at a more realistic place. In no particular order:
- Read a Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
- Maintain the overarching book buying ban
- Get the TBR pile down to 60 books
- Read at least 65 books this year
- Read more diversely
- Finish completed series
Seven goals. I like to think it’s not too many, but I’m sure I will find some way to disappoint myself at the end of this year and I’ll be honest I’m looking at you George. I love the show so much, I’m just not sure I have it in me to read that series and before you lose your heads, I know the book is
almost always better than the tv series/film.
Anywho, the first five goals really don’t need an explanation as they are mostly carry-ons/overs from 2015. The last two, however, don’t necessarily require explanations but I’ll do it anyway. I’m trying to read a bit beyond the scope of what I regularly read/know
for reasons you can find in blog post coming soon (keep an eye out!) to help expand my parameters of knowledge.
The last goal I have stems directly from my consistent but accidental picking up of books that are in series. I have the hardest time finding standalone books and because of this I have a never ending list of series that I’m in the middle of. I can name several off the top of my head that I only have one book left before I complete them and they’re just waiting to be read (several of which are on my TBR pile). I’d really like to finish those up before I start any more, but we’ll see how that goes. Like everything else it’s a work in progress.
Anyways…Until next time!