2019 is almost here. Today I want to talk about Reading Resolutions.
Do you set yourself goals or resolutions for the new year? And do you set any reading specific resolutions?
I don’t usually set reading resolutions or goals but I thought it would be fun to give it some thought for 2019 and share some ideas.
Ideas for 2019 Reading Resolutions
Join a book club
I’ve recently found 2 online book clubs. These are great if it’s tricky to get along to a physical group or there’s not one locally.
- The Bring Back Paper bookclub hosted by Jocelyn at The Reading Residence
- A Bookish Baker bookclub hosted by Helen at A Bookish Baker
Your local library might be a good place to start if you’re looking for local groups. Or maybe get together a group of friends?
Reading a certain number of books
I’m always in awe of the people that read 40+ books each year!
I have a small reading goal as part of my 37@37 project – to read 12 new to me books. Based on current progress I should exceed this goal.
I’m keen to keep track of my reads in 2019.
I’ll probably set up a tracker in my bullet journal and rate them as I go.
Do you keep a record of what you read? It so, how?
I’ve never had a Goodreads account but perhaps I should set one up? If you have any online recommendations for book tracking please let me know.
Reading something new
I am a big fan of a romance and I tend to stick with those most of the time. I always feel rewarded when I step outside of my reading comfort zone though. So next year I’ll be on the lookout for new authors and different types of reads.
What are you keen to try?
Read a classic
Sometimes this feels more like a “must do” than a want-to-do. But I remember back to classics I read at school and through the years and a lot of them have stayed with me. So I might try and read a new-to-me classic in 2019.
Make more time for reading
I read most nights before bed but not always for as long as I’d like…although I seem to miraculously find more reading time whenever I’m reading a really good book!
Perhaps you don’t read as often as you like and you’d be keen to develop a habit of reading more? My Sticking with It post might help you work out how to fit more reading into your days.
Read with/to your children
A while ago we’d fallen out of the habit of reading to our son each night at bedtime. It became something we did when we had enough time (so quite rare!). We got back into it this year though and we look forward to reading a few pages each night. (We’ve just started Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire). Finding books that the whole family enjoy can help with this resolution.
What are your 2019 Reading Resolutions or Goals? I’d love to hear!
Reading Rituals is my monthly post about all things reading. I usually discuss books I’ve been reading and talk about my reading habits. Click here to see all of my Reading Rituals posts.