Happy 2016 everybody! I am really excited for this year and all that it has to offer. I have a lot of goals (both bookish and not) for the year and I'm excited to start working on them! I usually share all of my goals here on the blog but this year I'm just going to stick with the bookish ones (mainly because I have so many!). I will share some of what I am working on this year in future posts but I don't want this post to be six miles long so I'm leaving it out.
1.) Read 52 books- Typically, I read much more than this however, I plan to focus on different kinds of books this year and I don't want a high goal to distract me or stress me out. If I read more, great but if not, I think focusing on one book a week is great.
2.) Read more non-fiction-I did really well with this goal last year but this year, I want to read even more non-fiction. I am shooting for about 40-50% of my books this year to be non-fiction.
3.) #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks- Andi at Estella's Revenge is hosting a challenge to read books on your shelves already. I have always set out to do this each year and failed miserably. A few weeks ago, I purged my shelves of anything unread that I knew I would never read as well as anything I just don't want anymore because my shelves are ridiculously full. This year, I'm really going to put some effort into it. I have approximately 110 books (both ebooks and physical books) that I own and have not read. The plan is read mostly what I own with some library books thrown in.
4.) Cut back even more on review books-Review books are always exciting and tempting but they also stress me out A LOT. I cut back pretty significantly last year and plan to even more this year. I would really like to keep my review books to under 15% of my total books for the year so I will need to be super selective about what I pick.
5.) Participate more in #FitReaders-I started off strong with this last year and then it fell to the wayside. I was exercising a lot but not participating or posting updates. I really want to do more of that this year.
6.) Put more effort into the Blog-If I'm going to keep having this little place on the web, I need to start doing more with it. Expect to see more personal posts as opposed to only reviews (or nothing).
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