- Read at least three Classics I did say realistic ones right? So this is the most realistic I could get. Haha! Crossing my fingers I could do it! Can you recommend good classics to start with?
- Finish A song of Ice and Fire Yes! I bought the clothbound edition which was oh so gorgeous look at this babe! HeheSo I vow to finish this at least by April, hopefully, before the new season comes out. At least I am off a good start almost half way through the first book Game of Thrones.
- Read Lord of The Rings at least the first book. Haha! I know I can do it, so don’t look at me like that.
- Read more Nonfiction and I really mean more than three, last year I was able to squeeze in a few, but was not really that satisfied.So I hope I could actually get around to it.
- Lesser YA I have nothing against YA alright? It’s just that I sometimes think I am too old for it, yet I always find myself engrossed over it. This 2016 I hope I could cut on my YA binge reading. Crossing my fingers.
- Read at least one Horror book This I dread, haha! But I will try my best to tick this one off my list.
- Read collection of Short Stories. I’ve accumulated a lot of short stories, maybe 2016 is the time to finally read them. I was not a fan of collection of short stories, but maybe I haven’t found the perfect one. So here’s to hoping I could read at least three this year.
- Again, read historical fiction. A genre I have not explored yet, I think I have only read few ones. I really need to read The Book Thief and Between Shades of Gray, at least start with the popular ones. I will really make sure to stick to this as I have hauled a lot of historical fiction books, The Paris Wife and Love Letters to Your Lover to name a few.
- Read a work by Ernest Hemingway I’ve been meaning to read his book a Farewell To Arms, a book I won from a giveaway by @ziba.reads on Instagram, but never got around to it. Hopefully 2016 will give me a time to get to know Ernest Hemingway.
- Start Outlander I guess it is about damn time to join the bandwagon.
- Read at least 50 books. I have set my reading challenge to 50. I am keeping it within a realistic range. It is so hard not to be able to finish the challenge.
- Attend more Book Signings. 2015 was the first time I attended a book signing, it was a tiring one yet super fun. I hope I could attend more this year.
- Impose a book buying ban. I will be imposing read five buy 1 book, again with the exception of warehouse sale and secondhand bookstore. My TBR is cuh-razzzy.
- Read more Retellings I just recently enjoyed retellings, (Cinder, The Wrath and The Dawn) so I would like to read more of it this 2016. Can you suggest great retellings you have read? I am aiming to read Cruel Beauty and A Thousand Nights.
- Read at least one Daphne Du Maurier novel I have heard so many good things about her, so it is about time to get acquainted with her writing.
- Read Award Winning Books I have read just a few, it is the year to remedy that! Maybe I could start with Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
- Continue reading Poetry Books My 2015 was filled with poetry books, of course it will be a regular part of my reading life, I hope I would discover new poets to love. I can’t wait!
- Read Joan Didion’s works I only have one of her books which is The Year of Magical Thinking. I have heard a lot of great things about Joan Didion so I vow to read a lot of her works.
- More Chuck Palahniuk I own 7 of his books, he is one of my favorite authors, so it is just right to read more of his works.
- Read, read and read. And never judge a book by its review or ratings. I have read books with high ratings yet I end up disappointed with them, and I also have read books that only had average ratings but has become my favorite. So yes, I vow to never judge a book.
What is your bookish new year resolution? Oh goodness I hope when 2016 comes to a conclusion I could proudly say that I was able to stick with all my resolutions. Let’s see! 🙂
Happy New Year everyone, cheers to a better reading year! 🙂