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Monday, April 18, 2016

Bookish Goals for 2016

I know I am incredibly late to this party, but I have been absent for quite a while and only recently had a sudden desire to start doing some blogging again. After all this time, I've found myself missing it lately and miracle of miracles, I still remembered my blog password! SO I figured, what better way to kick this whole shindig off again, than with some of my personal bookish goals for 2016. I'm not going to let a little thing, like it already being half-way through April, stop me!

I've got three things I really want to work on reading wise this year and with determination and a little luck, I think I might just be able to improve my reading game!

#1: Unfinished Series

I have countless completed series on my bookshelves. Some of them I've never read a single book in the series, but most of them I read the first book and really loved it, but wanted to wait until all books in the series were available so I didn't have to wait in between. The problem here is, I accumulated said books in these series, but for whatever reason never picked them up and started (or finished) any of them. It would be absolutely crazy to say I want to finish every completed series I own, I'm not even going to pick specific series that I want to finish this year (the above picture is just to show an example of some of the pretties), but I definitely want to get at least 2 or 3 of these series under my belt by the end of 2016.

#2: Out of my Norm

It's not that I only read one or two types of books, though I do love NA romance in all it's tropey, cliche, sexy, and fun glory, and can literally spend months reading one after another of these bad boys, but I try to mix it up a little. Lately, I've really gotten into fantasy and urban fantasy, and literary fiction has also won several spots on my bookshelves, but there are a couple of genres that I almost never read and I'd like to give them a shot this year. Number one being non-fiction. I want to be the type of person who reads about real things that happened, but I've just never gotten into it. Horror, thrillers, and mysteries are some other groups that I've only dabbled in a little. I'm a big wuss, so creepy/scary books kind of make me nervous, but I'd like to grow up and be a big girl this year. I've actually already read a couple of thriller/mystery novels this year, those genres are seriously growing on me. Another big thing I want to get into this year are graphic novels. I love browsing through them at the bookstore, but I've always been so hesitant to actually pick any up. I don't really have much of a collection of them yet, but I've got enough to dip my toes in and see if I like the pretty, illustrated waters.

#3: Reading Focus

This one might just be impossible, because I have always been a person who starts a book and then starts another one or two books simultaneously. It's good for my fickle and ever changing reading moods, but it's also annoying and I feel like I never actually get anything read. This is a personal pet peeve about myself and my motivation to stop doing this gets stronger every day. I currently have something like four books that I am reading and it is completely ridiculous. 

There you have it. My main bookish goals for the rest of 2016. I'm feeling very optimistic! What are some of the goals you guys have made for 2016 and how have you been doing with them? I'm right here cheering you on!

Here's to the rest of 2016! 

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