Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we get to make bookish lists!!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Resolutions We Have For 2016 (can be bookish, personal resolutions, “I resolve to finally read these 10 books, series I resolve to finish in 2015, etc.)
I had 7 resolutions for 2015 and I only committed to 3! I did the rest but wasn’t fully committed to them but these three, I gave it my all:
- Book Buying Ban for at least 5 months
- More Book Reviews
- Comment on blogs
I’ll keep this short since I’m typing this from my phone (still no WiFi at home).
What I’m hoping for 2016 is to do more discussion posts since I haven’t really done any because I royally suck at them but I’ll try 😀
I’m going to read less books. *gasps* I know 🙁 I’m kind of going through something and I need to make some changes, starting with how much I read. You guys think this may be stupid or a sacrilege but it’s a change/compromise I’m going to follow. I’m trying to read less than 100 books and that for me is low since I almost read 200 books in 2014 and 2015. We’ll see how it goes 🙂
Be more active on Bookstagram and this means commenting more, make new friends, etc. I think I finally found a theme I’m happy with so I could be consistent for a while 🙂
Book series I would like to finish/catch up:
- Lunar Chronicles
- Throne of Glass
- The Hunger Games
- The Selection
- Outlander (first book)
TV series I would like to finish/catch up:
- The Vampire Diaries
- Young and Hungry
- The Originals
- Star Wars 1-3 (movies)
- Once Upon a Time
Lastly, to not make the blog top priority. From 2014-2015, I put the blog top priority. I felt like I had to post every single day, no matter what. I would go to sleep at 3 AM or 4 AM. By the second half of 2015, I realized I had to stop. It was draining me completely and I realized the fun I used to have with blogging was disappearing so for this 2016, I will not stress about it. If I couldn’t get home to write a post, screw it. My health comes first. Blogging will stay as a hobby, something I enjoy and will do when I have time. Besides, I prefer posting stuff that I put thought into rather than a measly written post and I’m sure you guys too.
Oh. My. God. I can’t actually believe 2015 is over. Happy New Year Guys. May this year be filled with happy moments, loads of love and many many good books.
I started out with no real goals set out for 2015. The only thing I had clear was that I wanted to read more books than the years before. For that I set the goodreads 2015 challenge to 65 and I accomplished that goal and then some. This year has been so different for me in terms of reading and my life. I’m in my second year of college and I have a 3.94 gpa which I’m so proud of. Everyday I get closer to being a teacher and that makes me so happy. 2016 will be a year where I continue to work hard for my goal.
On the reading aspect I was not a dedicated reader when I started 2015. I read whenever I felt like it and most of the time I didn’t but that changed a lot during 2015. And on top of that I joined this blog in May *many happy tears* and I’m still learning the ways of blogging. With these two things considered I set my goals for 2016 to help me improve in both my reading habits and my blogging skills.
More Blog Post (God knows I need to do them)
The amount of blog post I did in the last couple of months was extremely low and I’m a little disappointed by that so I’m working really hard on my reading so I can review. Also want to try and start doing discussion post and other fun little things.
Learn to balance reading and college
My main problem in 2015 with reading and blogging was that I don’t really know how to balance the rest of my stuff with my reading. I get so overwhelmed by college and extracurricular that I usually just put down reading but I want to change that. Suggestions, ideas or recommendations are more than welcome:)
Make more bookish friends
I feel like I haven’t immersed my self in this community. Aside from Gen and another friend I don’t have bookish friends. I would love to talk to more people and be able to fangirl about books and stuff. But I’m so awkward and shy so hopefully I can get over that…
Read 75 books
10 more than last years’ goals. LET’S DO THIS.
4-month Book Buying Ban/ Save Money
I’m broke guys. Seriously! I’m not even kidding I need to save money and fast. Plus, I have a couple of plans for summer and winter of 2015 and they all require cold hard cash. This also helps me with my other goal of reading the books I own. But there’s a couple of exceptions like I will continue paying my subscription of OwlCrate and if one of my most anticipated releases come out I may or may not spare a little money. Ces’t la vie.
Read the entire Harry Potter Series
I solemnly swear that I will read this damn series even if it’s the last thing I do. The amount of times I neglected this series is just unbelievable but I promise I will read this in 2016. THE ENTIRE SERIES! I will make an unbreakable vow with you guys.
Read more books for review (ARCs)
I want start making a habit of requesting ARCs to read and review. I was afraid to do it because of my reading habits but that’s changing now.
Re-read at least 3 of my favorite books
I have never officially re-read a book so this will be the year where I finally re-read some of my favorite books. So far I want to re-read Ugly Love, Clockwork Angel and Shatter Me.
Read the books I own
The amount of unread books that I own is ridicules. I spent much of 2014 and 2015 growing my collection of books but the amount of reading didn’t in anyway compare with the amount of buying so this year I want to start of by only reading books I own.
Use my TBR Jar
I created my tbr jar back in like October but since I was stuck with college work I didn’t get to use it. My goal this year is to use it to help me accomplish my goal of reading the books I own since those are the only ones in the jar.
What are you planning to continue doing/changing/start new on 2016?
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