January 12, 2014

2014 Bookish Resolutions

I know, this post is kind of (okay, REALLY) late, since we are nearly two weeks into the New Year. Ahem, well, I barely decided to actually set some goals for myself and document them so I wouldn't just ignore them. SOOO, here they are!

1. Read 125 books in total (and keep track of them).
As most of you already know, goodreads has a reading challenge every year, in which every member can set their own goal of books to read that year, so I've set mine to 125. I've never kept track of how many books I read before, and on goodreads I would never set a date for when I read my books, so I have no way of knowing how many I've read in the past. That is also part of my goal this year: to ACTUALLY keep track for once. I also made a 2014 Book Jar; every time I finish a book, I write the title and author on a piece of paper, fold it, and put it in my jar! I have 7 books in it so far. :)

2. Read the sequels to at least 10 books I read last year.
If you know me at all, you know that I'm pretty much terrified of sequels. I'm scared they'll bore me or completely tear me apart. (I barely managed to read Allegiant last week) Some of the books I wish to read for this goal:
Unwholly (Unwind #2) by Neal Shusterman
Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3) by Patrick Ness
Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

3. Read The Mortal Instruments series.
Although I have read City of Bones, I want to (probably) re-read it, then move onto the rest of the series. Part of the reason I want to get read up to at least City of Glass is so I can then read The Infernal Devices series. 

4. Read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
I have read none of the books in this series, but after I do, I also want to read the Heroes of Olympus series. I've heard tons of great things about them and I'm always just like "I WANT TO FEEL THOSE FEELS".

5. Obtain and start the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
I want to at least get through A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings by the end of the year. I'm a teen with no job or allowance (cries), so I usually get my books from the library, but since these will probably take a while, I want to actually get physical copies.

6. Be better at sticking to the books I choose to read.
The wording on this one was kind of difficult to decide on, but here is what I mean: I am absolutely horrible about finishing my books because, long story short, my attention span is lacking. Sometimes I will just stop reading a book, and then end up feeling really bad afterwards. Not only do I feel like that's just a waste of time, but I start to think, what if that was a truly amazing book, but I was in such a rush, that I didn't get to find out? I really want to get the most out of books, so my goal is to try to finish all my books (with possible exceptions), because sometimes the most beautiful writing doesn't come with a fast pace from the  very beginning. This could possibly mean that I'm also pickier about what books I pick up (which tbh will probably just end up being checking its rating beforehand), but it's something I've been thinking a lot about, so I definitely want to do it. 


7. Dive into the book blogging world.
I made this blog about 6 months ago, but honestly, I have BARELY used it. This makes me very sad. I absolutely love the community and I just want to be a part of it. There's so many feels about all the books, and I really need to let it out. This year I'm striving to not only write book reviews but also visit more book blogs and interact with other people with a love for books. 


  1. Your goals are amazing! I wish you the best of luck with keeping up with them. :D Your last goal is definitely a good one. I had my blog for a few months before I really started getting into as well. The awesome thing about this community that it accepts you whenever you decide to delve into it. <3

  2. WUT UP

    125 books!!! THAT'S IMPRESSIVE. I only managed to read 50 in 2013, which made me SO sad because I read over 100 in 2012. :(

    Also, YES to PJO and TMI series! I hope you love them!