I generally don't make New Years Resolutions. It seems arbitrary to decide to change something just because of the Ancient Roman's assessment of the passage of time says that now we start again. But cynical tirades aside I am down for personal growth and it's a good opportunity to try and better yourself, plus I do love a good challenge. I'm going to stick to the bookish kind of resolutions/goals/challenges here.
1.) Read at Least 60 Books (5 a month)
I've never kept track of how many books I read in a year so I'm starting with a clearly attainable goal and next year I'll do something more challenging.
2.) Complete 12 Series
I'm taking part in Read.Sleep.Repeat's 2014 Completed Series Challenge. There are so many series that I want to start and a bunch that I've read the first book and not the last. My goal is
to complete one series a month.
3.) Read More Debuts and New Releases
Last year I only read a few 2013 releases. The more time I spend in this book blogging community the more I learn about new releases and I want to read more this year. This leads me to...
4.) Read 15 Standalones Released in 2014
To help in my goal of reading more new releases I am taking part in the 2014 Standalone Reading Challenge hosted by IceyDoesBooks and Diznee. The goal is to read fifteen books by the end of the year that are standalones released this year.
5.) Read some New Adult Books
I've wondered about this new trend in publishing, it intrigues me. I want to read a few to check it out.
6.) Win NaNoWriMo again!
Last year was my first year taking part. It was really fun and I want to do it again. I'm already formulating ideas for my new book.
7.) Attend Author Signings and Talks
Pittsburgh doesn't get that many but last year I missed a few that I would have liked to have attended.
8.) Interact More with Other Bloggers/Authors
I try to comment and respond to comments on my blog. But this year I want to do that more and also interact a lot on Twitter, because...
9.) Attend BEA
Attending this event has been a dream of mine for awhile. This year I'm doing it. My plan is to attend this and the book blogger conference. I'm really excited to meet some fellow bloggers and learn tip and info to improve my blog, learn about the new and upcoming books, plus the free books are quite a big draw! Anyone else planning on going?
10.) Keep Blogging Consistantly
In the past I have fizzled out after awhile but I've been doing really good lately. So my biggest goal is to just keep it up!
So there you have it. My resolutions and goals for 2014. What are your goals for this coming year? Leave me a comment. Happy New Year and Happy Reading!