We are now 1/4 of the way into the year so I thought it’d be as good a time as any to check in on my New Year’s Resolutions about my reading habits
I already know this will be more a mess than not but let’s keep the faith on the rest of 2018!
1. Read 100 books
Well, seems like (at least on this front) I’m doing pretty well!
I don’t think I’ve ever been ahead of schedule before, it’s more like I was always trying to reach the goal but from ten paces behind. I’ve already read more this year than I read half of 2017.
Last year I challenged myself to read 50 books and it was a true challenge, since I was so busy with school and didn’t make myself time to read. Now I have a job that lets me read while on the clock and that has changed my reading life considerably.
2. Read more hispanic and latinx authors
I must admit I didn’t put much
any effort into this one, I mostly forgot about it or got distracted by new releases that popped up on twitter or goodreads. I have so far read one (1) book by a Latina author: Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova. Good news is I absolutely loved it. I promise to try harder from now on though. I also said I’d try to read in Spanish but since I have a new Kindle and the store is from the US I have to by physical copies of books in Spanish to read them.
3. Seek out more diverse books
I did do this! Thanks to the twitter book community I learnt about a lot of good diverse books available and my reading list is composed of amazing stories filled with wildly different characters. Now I’m trying a fantasy based on Indian culture, The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, and it’s so interesting!
4. Diversify genres
I kind of did this? I’ve actually been on a contemporary kick lately so that’s new. I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary romances and comming-of-age, I’ve also read Fence which is a comic about fencing and it’s pretty good and not at all something I’d usually read. I’ve also read one web-comic that was sci-fi: Always Human, another genre I almost never read. So, quality before quantity I feel like I’m doing a decent job to branch out from high-fantasy and urban-fantasy novels.
5. Participate in read-a-thons
6. Post something twice a week
I’ve actually been posting 3-4 posts a week and it’s awesome. I didn’t think I’d have so many things to write about but between reviews for the books I’m reading, bookish weekly memes and tags have always at least two scheduled posts at all times. I can’t tell you how nice it feels to have posts ready to go while writing even more content for the blog.
7. Read all my Netgalley ARCs
That’s it! I do hope next check-in will be more successful but I’m pretty happy about how I’m doing so far.
When I set these goals I didn’t think I’d manage more than one or two in the whole year but little by little I’m making it.
What are some of your bookish resolutions that have taken off?
Some that you’ve decided not to do?