Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone 🙂 Today is the first day of 2013! I had a very good 2012 and I want to have an even better 2013. In order to keep track of all my goals I have created a list of my bookish New Year’s resolutions:

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1. Buy from used bookstores more

It is very expensive buying new books so I want to save some money and buy books from a used bookstore instead when I can.

2. Read books I already have

I have a couple of books left over from 2012 and I want to read them all. I buy books before I finish the ones I already have so I have a lot of books gathering dust.

3. Read a variety of genres

I want to read more of the different genres and expand my horizons a bit. I might find a new favorite genre by doing this!

4. Add 100 books to my bookshelf

I don’t have many books on my bookshelf, unfortunately. I usually check out books from the library, borrow from a friend, or use Netgalley. I have some of my favorite books and books with pretty covers(I love pretty covers) on the shelf but I want to fill it up.

5. Keep a reading journal

I often think of things to include in my review of a book but forget about it. Writing down my thoughts in a reading journal will probably help me write my reviews and also remember the story better(although I already do that pretty well).

6. Read more classics

“Classic. A book which people praise and don’t read.” <–This quote has inspired me to read more classics this year. I want to read and review five classics. I am sometimes intimidated by classics so this will be a thing for me to do.

7. Read 100 books

The most important goal I have this year is to read a lot. I have learned that the average reader reads six books a year and I want to bump that number up this year.

I have also entered some challenges this year.

I wish you all a Happy New Year!