Just like last year, I am trailing behind everyone else with my reading resolutions. I am of the view that if its January, I still have time to sort them out. Why worry about them in December? I enjoyed sitting down and blogging about my reading resolutions in 2018, and it was certainly interesting to look back at how I did. With another year of Don’t Bend the Spine (hopefully) on the horizon, I am once more setting myself some bookish challenges to spice up my life.
Resolution #1: Read More Non-Fiction, Seriously
I genuinely felt embarrassed about the lack of non-fiction I read last year. I am making it my number one resolution once more, and I will be sticking to it. As a minimum, I will be reading two of the books I wanted to read last year, as well as two other books that I have been meaning to read for some time. Mark my words, I will be reading them. There will be no guilt for me in 2020. Oh gosh, writing 2020 makes me feel a bit ill.
The four non-fiction books at the top of my reading list are:
Deeds Not Words by Helen Pankhurst
The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay
Resolution #2: Re-read the Harry Potter saga
The Harry Potter books are some of my favourite books ever, so it’s fair to say I’m overdue a re-read of the saga. About two years ago, I did re-read books 1-5 during a visit to my parents. When I returned to my own home, I left all of the books there and didn’t take them with me when I left, so I didn’t finish a complete re-read. You’ll be happy to hear that I finally lugged all 7 books home with me over Christmas, and they’re sitting pride of place on my new bookshelves. When it came to this resolution, I originally wanted to read the entire saga before my trip to the Studio Tour in February (eee!), and I was feeling pretty confident I could do it. However, when I sat down to write this blog post, I remembered the stack of ARCs I should get through before then, as well as some other commitments in February that would eat up my time. Rather than read the entire saga over a few days and potentially rush them, I will instead take my time and re-read them over the course of the year. Are you re-reading the saga this year? Let me know.
Resolution #3: Read 25 books
I’m going back to college in a few weeks, so I am anticipating a drastic reduction in my free time. It’s been a long time since I was at college, and I didn’t have the best experience the first time around. I want to give 100% to my course, and really get the most out of it, but I also don’t want to give up books completely. I think a target of 25 books in one year is achievable for me, especially as there will be days I will need a break from essays. If anyone has any tips for studying, please send them my way. I will need all the help I can get. *praying hands emoji*
Four of my most anticipated books of 2019 are:
Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard
Happy Girl Lucky by Holly Smale
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven
Have you made any reading resolutions for 2019?