Finish Harry Potter Re-Read
Last year, in 2018, I made plans to re-read Harry Potter. I read the first four, so I partially succeeded in this, but I still have three to go. I want to finish this up, but the waiting list for the Harry Potter audiobooks from the library is so long! I am still really wanting to get through them though.
Read 1-2 Shakespeare Plays a Month
One of my favourite reads from 2018 was If We Were Villains by ML Rio, which was about a troupe of student actors who performed Shakespearean plays. The book was fantastic and spurred me to finally do something I have been wanting to do for awhile: read more Shakespeare. I read a few of his plays a couple of times each year because I am an English teacher, and teach them, but it’s always the same ones over and over. I wanted more experience so I am finally going to put my copy of his collected works to good use.
Read (at least) 50 books this year
Okay, yes, I know, I read way more than 50 books last year and I will probably read way more than 50 this year, but I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself and then stress myself out and fail on my goal. So I’m setting it at 50.
Continue to grow my bookstagram
This is a pretty simple one. I want to keep posting pretty pictures of books and trying improve. I love all the friends I have made through bookstagram, and I want to keep going in that community. It’s awesome.
Blog more and do more goodreads reviews
I’ve been horribly inconsistent with this blog, and I apologize for that. I want to work on that this year and try to get more posts up, reviews and other things. If anyone has any suggestions for me of things to post, I’d love to hear them!
Re-read Tamora Pierce’s Tortall and Emelan books
I started this at the end of 2018, but I really want to re-visit the worlds that Tamora Pierce has created. They were so formative for me growing up, and I like to read them through every so often. I’m about due for another.
Read more diversely and in different genres
I tend to get really set in my ways and stick with the books I know that I will love. However, I know that there are so many great books out there in the world that I could love, I just have to give them a chance. So, this year, I am going to try to read books that sound interesting to me, but that I might not normally pick up. I think it will be a very mind opening experience. If you have any recommendations, please let me know!
Read more of what I already own/buy less books/be more selective
Last year, I went a little crazy on how many books I bought, so consequently this year, I am hoping to get through a ton of what’s already on my shelf and hopefully not go to crazy with how many books I buy. I want to try and be more selective and pickier about the copies I pick up. I need to read the books that are on my shelves before I try to find space for any more books.
What are your 2019 bookish resolutions?