Hey guys, how are you? Today I wanted to share with you my 2018 resolutions I’ve come up with! I initially made this list before the new year actually started, but I thought I’d share it with you guys, in case anyone wanted/needed any ideas for reading goals. My list is somewhat following the theme of diversity in books, as I’ve noticed I have a tendency of reading really similar books and types of books, and I want to rectify that. So without further ado, let’s get into my ten bookish resolutions!
- First off, my GoodReads goal. This year I’m aiming very ambitiously, and trying for 100 books. Now, I’m not sure if I’ll reach this or not, because it’ll definitely be the most I’ve ever read in a year. I’m going to be reading quite a few series, and I tend to read series really quickly, which is part of the reason I set my goal to that. Also, I’ll likely tear through the contemporaries and romances that I’ve included in my TBR, and I figured I’d challenge myself. Feel free to add me to see how I’m doing with that throughout the year!
- I also really want to read more fiction genres in 2018! I tend to read a lot of YA fantasy, and I really want to get out of that habit. I want to read more of a mix, including mysteries, classics, romances, contemporaries, horror, sci-fi, etc.. I also want to read more short stories, as well as some poetry 🙂
- I decided to put this in its own category, because it’s so freaking important. Non-fiction. I am so bad at reading non fiction, and I really want to read more biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, histories, etc.. I have a lot of books on my shelves about wars and battles and heroes and eras that I would love to read this year, as well as some books about architecture and travel that I want to devour.
- Taking a break from the topic of diversity of reading, I’m going to just mention that I really want to listen to more audio-books. My biggest problem with them has always been that I can’t listen to certain types of books, particularly novels with a lot of world-building or magic systems. I’m currently listening to The Da Vinci Code, and next I think I’ll listen to Fire and Fury, so I’ve already started working on this goal!
- Alright, back to droning on about diversity. This year, I want to read books with more diverse characters. Particularly characters with different perspectives than my own. Different genders, races, cultures, religions, sexualities, nationalities, etc.. Let me know of any books you’ve read with lgbtqia+ characters, or with any of the other things I mentioned. Basically any books that don’t involve a bunch of straight white cis people (with the one gay guy thrown in for “diversity”). Preferably, the books should also be written well, and these elements should be portrayed properly, but I can’t be too picky.
- Also, reading books by a more diverse group of authors, but I won’t go on too much about this, just to say that I should stop reading mostly books by white people living in either North America or the UK.
- Next, I want to read at least a few books in French. I’m bilingual, but I’m currently in a French class with a lot of people who are just learning the basics, and I can feel my French recoiling. I want to start practicing the language more, and reading books or listening to audio-books seems like a good way to brush up on those skills (Les Misérables et Le Comte de Monte-Cristo attendent!)
- I’ve always wanted to become trilingual, and one of my goals is to read at least one book (of decent length) in Italian. I’m not sure I’ll actually get to this year, but I’d love to start re-reading the Harry Potter books in Italian!
- Oooh, and I’d love to read books from different eras. More classics, autobiographies from different times, novels written in different decades and centuries (can you tell I’m craving diversity yet?).
- Finally, I want to get better at updating you guys on here, on GoodReads, on Instagram, on Twitter, and on Tumblr. I want to talk more about what I’m reading, my thoughts on current reads, and my reviews when I finish them!
Thanks for reading guys! Let me know if you have any bookish resolutions (or other resolutions), and what you think of my own goals for 2018 🙂
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