I did well on my 2015 reading resolutions, so I thought I’d give myself some more this year!
- Read even more classics.
I want to make sure I’ve read all the important ones, especially those that will be useful to my research that I haven’t got around to reading yet. I also want to read those that I have been meaning to read for a very long time, and those I’m excited to begin!
2. Read more Russian literature.
I haven’t read too much Russian literature, and must remedy this situation, and soon!
3. Read more literary biographies.
I want to know more about the lives of writers, especially those that I enjoy.
4. Keep up with interesting new releases.
Working in a bookshop makes reading new releases a bit more of a priority than it was before. I won’t make myself read ALL of them, obviously, but I want to be reading those that excite me.
5. Spend the first 6 months of this year reading HARD
I want to smash myself reading everything important and useful until I begin my doctorate, so this is the time to be freaking dedicated.
6. Keep up with blogging.
But not to stress over it! I’ve dropped the ball a bit recently, but I’ve managed to not stress too much over being behind.
7. Keep challenging myself to read harder and not be intimidated by difficult or long books.
I’m getting much better at this, but I can always improve even further.
8. Read books I own before buying more.
I don’t think I would go well with a total book buying ban, but limiting myself is a good idea. I’ve been good over the past few months (illogical, since I now work around books all the time… temptation temptation!) but I think I can do better.
9. Stop beating myself up for not liking or feeling like I don’t “get” a book
It’s a bad habit of mine and one that I should try to eliminate. It’s okay to not like something you feel you should or not understand the book in some way!
I beat myself up for months over Bid Me to Live because I felt like I was missing an essential piece of the puzzle… but I wasn’t. It wasn’t me, it was the book.
10. Remember that the library exists.
…and to use it!