Whoa few hours from now and it will be 2015! 2014 flew by so fast! In 2014 I was able to read 54 books. I had set my goal to 50, since I now I wouldn’t have the time to read much book not until November because I reviewed for the bar exams and took it last October. So despite that, I am happy to have completed my reading goal. Honestly I do not know how much books I will be challenging myself to read by 2015, maybe to 75 or yet to 50 again. We’ll see, that would depend what awaits me for 2015 (insert bar exams result, this is seriously giving me anxiety haha). So for the last day of 2014, I am going to share with you my 2015 Bookish New Year Resolution.
Discover a New Author
…and possibly love his/her works. Last 2014 I was able to read works from different authors I have not heard of before. This 2015, I will challenge myself to read more works of authors I’ve been meaning to read or discover new ones, not of specific genre, but I want my choice to be as diverse as possible. Who knows, I might find a new favorite author! In 2014, my total favorites were Neal Shusterman, Mary E.Pearson, Susan Ee, Lang Leav, Lindy Zart, RS Grey Chuck Palahniuk,and Andrew Smith to name a few.
Read more from a Genre I have not explored
I think I will read more historical fiction and science fiction and oh more nonfiction!
Oh! Don’t stone me! I just wanted to give focus on other genres, but who am I kidding I am always drawn to YA! hahah.
Read More Classics
Yes, it is about damn time to read more of the Bronte sisters, Ernest Hemingway…I’ll get there so fret not!
Read more poetry
So much yes to this, this December I’ve been purchasing poetry books over at book depository it will all be here by January and I cannot wait. I have loved poetry since highschool so collecting them would be a no brainer. This year I immensely enjoyed the works of Lang Leav – Love and Misadventure and Lullabies
Less Book Buying even lesser TBR
Who on earth am I kidding, I can see this is so not going to happen, but Ill try my best! ha! More like. more book buying and more TBR – insane.
Buy the ones I really like
…this is more true, I should stop buying books that isn’t on my top list – well book sale and warehouse sale will be an exception.
Take more beautiful bookish photos
Before I was a blogger (if I can even consider myself one) I am a bookstagrammer, I share my current reads, recent purchase and whatnot on Instagram, I started bookstagram May 2014, it was originally just an escape from review, a break from reading law provisions, I did know it will grow, by the end of 2014 I have gained 5.8k followers and I am really thankful for them. It makes me happy to know that I have influenced some to read a certain book, and the most amazing part of being a bookstagrammer is I get to meet amazing people, like my bookish sisters over at Bookish Pinoys.
So yes, I want to take more beautiful photos, I wanted to do some variations, since I think my photos are becoming bland, heheh I shall remedy that soon.
Read more underrated books
I have always been influenced by all the hype surrounding a specific series or a specific book, that I end up buying it, but most of the time I end up disappointed. But whenever I read underrated books, it will shock me that it turned out so good, and wonder why it hasn’t received much hype. So for 2015, I am looking forward to reading underrated books, they also deserve to be read and to receive the rave it deserves.
So this is my 2015 Bookish New Year Resolution, what about you? Have you made any?