2017 Reading Goals

Dear reader,

I should start this post by saying Happy New Year! & welcome to my reading diary. I hope 2017 has been treating you well for the last 14 days. It has not been too bad for me. Like everyone else, I have been thinking a lot about my plans for the new year and making resolutions like crazy. For the most part they are simple – save more money, travel more, learn to speak/read/write Korean, be a better person, start a business (properly) and pay attention to your blog.

Those last four words are the reason I am sitting in bed at 23:50 writing to you. I love reading and I enjoy talking to people about what I have read or the books I am planning to read. This year I have decided to make a better effort to share my love of reading with people. I hope to write more this year and encourage people who do not read to really give it a go. Another prayer of mine is that through this blog, I will be able to make some friends who enjoy books as much as I do.

With that said, I want to share my 2017 reading goals with you. This year, I hope to:

Read 100 books – Yes that is rather ambitious and frankly I am already behind schedule but I plan to get my act together and smash this goal. Wish me luck.

Read More Non-Fiction – I have mentioned before that one of the reasons I love reading is because I learn so much from books. Last year I read and enjoyed a few non-fiction books and I would very much like for that trend to continue. My favourite non-fiction book was “The More of Less” by Joshua Becker and I adored it so much. I recommend it to everyone.

Only Buy 12 Hard copy Books – Yup! You read that right. I am putting a limit on how many Hard copy books I buy. I am trying to adopt minimalism into my lifestyle (thanks to The More of Less) so I  can’t just buy a ton of books. Storage is fast becoming an issue and frankly my bank account will thank me later. I can still buy kindle books so life is not going to be too hard. The main plan for reading is to borrow more books from my local library.

Blog Every Week – I can do this right? I can totally organise myself in such a way that I actually write my bookish thoughts down and share them on my blog. I only have to do it 52 times right? Psh it’s a piece of cake. I can totally do this. I am a grown woman, I can do anything! (Oh, in case you were wondering, that was me pep-talking my reflection. Let us all pray that I get my act together and actually accomplish this one, never mind that I am already 2 weeks behind)

That’s it for my 2017 reading goals. There are only 4. I thought keeping the list short would help me to stay on track. Now that I have shared them with you, it is your job to keep me accountable. If you don’t, I will just blame it all on you if I fail them. But of course that won’t happen because you are good friends right?

Until the next page.

X

Lydia

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