Hello everyone! My final post of 2019 will be my 2020 literary resolutions. Without further ado…
Prioritize My Reads
This past year it feels like I read a handful of books simply because someone recommended them or gave them to me. I didn’t always enjoy them, and it was a good reminder for me to not read something just because someone has recommended it. I always know what I’m going to read next, and I need to keep prioritizing those books first. There are only a couple of people whose reading tastes I know for sure align with mine, and unfortunately this year I discovered that group is very, very small and now I know who not to go to for book recommendations. Ahem.
Avoid the Hype
I read quite a few books in 2019 for no reason other than there was massive hype surrounding them and you know what? I was frequently disappointed and ended up DNF-ing many of those books. I learned my lesson. If a book is gaining an excessive amount of hype, I’m not going to jump on the train too quickly, unless it’s something I really, really want to read.
Continue to DNF
It’s very empowering to choose to not finish a book, for virtually any reason that the reader sees fit. I’m going to continue doing this in 2020 because life is too short not to be reading something you are totally jazzed about!
This will be the second year I have vowed to revisit some of the classic books I own, and I am going to make more of an effort to do just that in 2020. I have a bunch of classic literature that I either haven’t read in years, or simply haven’t read before, and I want to change that.
I’m hoping to get a little more involved in Bookstagram in 2020. As for blogging resolutions, I plan to focus more on quality than quantity. This may mean fewer book reviews, but you can still count on seeing regular weekly posts. I also plan to have a new site design in the coming days so keep an eye out for that.
Similar to last year, these resolutions are pretty loose and will allow me to continue with my normal reading habits while (hopefully) easing into some new ones.
What are you literary (or non-literary!) resolutions? Tell me in the comments! Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!