Let’s Talk Bookish: Reading Resolutions

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This is another weekly post I’ll be doing this year. Today’s topic is Reading Resolutions.


Do you set reading resolutions in the New Year? Are they helpful?

When it comes to books, I don’t do resolutions specifically, because having to do something takes all the fun out of it and makes it stressful instead. Instead I set a couple of goals every year to guide my reading towards certain types of books or genres that I want to read that year. For example, one of my 2020 goals was to branch out in the historical fiction genre to different eras instead of just sticking with my comfort zone. I find them helpful to the extent that I end up discovering books I might not have read otherwise.

Do you look back to see if you stuck to your goals?

Absolutely! While I don’t particularly stress out about the goals I do set, it’s nice to see how much I’ve accomplished each year.

Do you ever feel pressured/stressed by these resolutions?

Initially yes, but with each year of reading and blogging, I’ve learned to set goals that go well with my reading style. For example, I’m no longer doing monthly reading challenges from this year because I’ve found that the topics are occasionally too restrictive and I have a rather hard time finding a book that I would like and that fits the prompt.

Do you participate in the Goodreads challenge?

Yes, I’ve been participating in the Goodreads Challenge since 2014, and it’s a lot of fun!


Do you make reading resolutions? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Reading Resolutions

  1. Georgia Husselbee January 1, 2021 / 6:13 pm

    I don’t normally make resolutions apart from my goodreads challenge but this year I have so I hope I stick to them!

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