There has been a tag floating around BookTube community in the past week or so regarding book-ish resolutions.
I thought I would add my picks to the endless lists out there to hold myself responsible!
- An author you would like to read this year (that you have never read before)?
I think I would like this one to be Anne Tyler. I have a co-worker who loves everything Anne Tyler puts out and I still haven’t bitten the bullet. So no time like the present!
- A book you would like to read?
Half because of my love for Wishful Drinking and half because of my undying love for Carrie Fisher – I want to read The Princess Diarist this year. (I should read it in the next few days because the holds list stretches to a galaxy far, far away.)
- A classic you would like to read?
I think I will use this resolution to also accomplish one of the Read Harder challenges – read a classic by an author of color. I think my life will be a little better if I finally read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings this year! It’s also one of those books that has sat on my shelf unread for too many years.
- A book you would like to re-read?
This is sort of an easy one. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt was sooooo good and I tell people to read it all the time. It’s been about 2 years since I read it last and I would like to read it again. So much that I made it my first book for my library’s book club. 🙂
- A book you have had for ages and want to read?
So many to choose from. I will pick Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays by Albert Camus. Coming back to some classics sounds like a decent theme for this year.
- A big book you would like to read?
This is the biggest commitment – eek! Here goes: I want to read (probably more listen to) The Brothers Karamazov. I loved Crime and Punishment so I hope to like this one, too.
- An author you have previously read and want to read more of?
DANIEL HANDLER! I still have not read We Are Pirates and that is a crime.
- A book you got for Christmas and would like to read?
Shockingly, I did not get many books for Christmas this year that I had not already read. I did, however, buy myself The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart with some gift card money. So that is what I will read this year!
- A series you want to read (start to finish)?
You know, I have always wanted to read the Lord of the Rings books. They mean a lot to my dad. I think it is about time I get around to reading them. This is the year!
- A series you would to finish (that you have already started)?
I could not think of a series that I have started that have the last book in the series published yet. So, instead, I’m resolving to finish the Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy comic series that was published last year.
- Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you wan to read in 2017?
My Goodreads goal is set at 100 books (not including picture books). I was able to read 130 in 2016 even while being in school for half of the year!
- Any other reading goals?
To read more diversely. To read more books from non-US and UK authors. To read something that scares me. To write a review for every book I read this year (lofty goal).