On Sunday 1/15 I managed to drag myself out of a very excruciating book slump. And I don't intend to fall into yet another one of those dark, horrible, times. Therefore, I think it is wildly important to keep myself motivated with some goals.
Without further a due, here are my bookish goals for 2017. Feel free to set some for yourself(:
2. Choose books over Netflix. In 2016, this was a serious problem for me. Books became a chore rather than a choice as I would come home from school, read my textbooks, then think that further reading would exhaust me. Obviously, this isn't true. I have loved reading my whole life and the fact that I had tricked myself into believing otherwise is really sad now that I think about it. The truth is I missed out on some prime reading time last year and it's time to make up for it. So instead of binge watching the Office for the fourth time, it's time for books.
3. Read at least 5 classics in 2017. I'm quite frankly ashamed at the amount of classics that I have read. I can't stand another conversation with my English teacher in which I have to admit that I haven't read his or her favorite classic.
4. Read at least one book that is written entirely in Spanish. I have three of them sitting on my shelf, I'm just too lazy. And since I couldn't cram a Spanish class into my schedule next year, it's important to keep my skills where they are. I'm not about to waste five years of Spanish.
5. Stick to my shelves. I am a book buying maniac. I currently own 203 books that I haven't read yet and that number needs to start going down instead of up. Of course, I'll still buy books for school and series that I'm currently reading. But, no more book buying binges.
6. Post on my book blog consistently. I know this isn't necessarily a reading goal, but I really love posting here, and I've been so bad at maintaining my blog ever since it began. I really believe that starting this year, I will post at least three times a month. I have already planned out my posts for January and February, and some for March. Let's all cross our fingers that I don't become lazy. Not only do I want to continue to post, but I want to do a lot of reviews. Not for every book, but for most that I read. I find it extremely therapeutic to go through my thoughts on books. And, sometimes I'll get asked if a book I read was good, and I won't remember it too well, so it'll be nice to be able to look back at my review and give people a definitive answer.
I hope everyone is having a good reading month!!