A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1.) Read 150 Books
This is my Goodreads Challenge for the year. I did it in 2015 after resetting my goal twice, first from 100 and then from 120. I really didn't think I could do it but with rereads and a last minute push thanks to the His Dark Materials novellas and a comic, I did it. I want to do it again this year but I remain cautiously optimistic. Basically I need to do 12 books a month with a few really good months and that doesn't seem that hard based on my reading lately.
2.) Read 25 Debuts
I'm doing the Debut Author Challenge again. Last year I read 24 debuts. I was honestly surprised just how many debuts I read but there were so many that I was really excited about. This year there are even more debuts I cannot wait to read so I figured, this year I'll read one more.
3.) Reread 25 Books
This is basically to help me get to 150 for the year but also because I really enjoy marathoning series and with some sequels and series conclusions coming out this year I want to set a goal for rereads. Plus I realized recently that I really like reading books again.
4.) Read 25 Books I Already
I'm doing the Rock My TBR Challenge because I always feel like I have so many books that I buy and never read. As bloggers I think sometimes there is this desire to read the newest book and this challenge is a way to read those backlist books.
I'm doing the Audiobook Challenge this year, which is a new challenge for me. But as a big audiobook fan, I'm so excited about it. Most of my rereads are via audio and I usually like to do one audiobook a month. Some books I just think fit the audio format so well/
6.) Get My Netgalley Percentage to 80%
I'm doing the Netgalley/Edelweiss Challenge again this year. And yes, I want to read at least 36 books from NG and EW again but my real goal is to get that percentage up to 80%. I usually hover around 75% and I got it up this year but I couldn't keep it that way.
7.) Maintain my Book Buying Ban
I'll do a whole discussion post about this later in the week but I need to be as good, if not better, at not buying books I don't plan on reading.
8.) Don't Be So Committed to Following a Reading Schedule
This sounds like a weird resolution but at the start of 2015 I found I wasn't enjoying what I was reading because I wouldn't DNF review books and I wasn't really reading what I wanted to read. I'm not really a mood reader and I like having a plan with my themed months but I don't want to be so stubborn about it. The last couple months of 2015 I had less review books and I would plan possible reads. That's how I want to do it for this whole year.
9.) Comment Back More
I always notice that at the end of the year I get really bad at responding to comments. This year I want to be better about not only responding to comments and commenting back to people who comment on my posts.
I have been wanting to do this for a long time. I listen to a lot of podcast both bookish and non-bookish and I have really been wanting to start one. I've talk about it with a few other bloggers and I think this will be the year I make it happen.
11.) Keep It Up
This is just sort of my standard resolution but you know what, sometimes it's nice to just give yourself a pat on the back for all your hard work from the previous year and say you want to do it again. I never expected to be blogging for over two full years so I want to do it again.
Those are my resolutions. What are yours? Are you doing any challenges? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING.