Happy New Year!
Hello to all of my old followers (it has been quite a while since my last post) and welcome to any new followers who have joined me in my absence. I hope that you like the new look of the blog! I wanted a new look for the new year! In my absence, I did continue to read. I read quite a lot actually. This year, I read 53 books! As I looked at my 2014 Goodreads challenge, I realized that even though I read much more this year, the quality of the books I read was not high. This defiantly influenced some of my reading resolutions for 2016.
But first…the best books of 2015!
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Now for the reading resolutions…
- This year, I will not have a Goodreads reading goal. I noticed as I was looking through the books I read this year that I read a lot of graphic novels and shorter books in an attempt to reach/beat my set goal. A lot of the books were of lesser quality and I stayed away from bigger books because I didn’t think I would have time to finish them for the challenge. Even though I will not do the challenge, I will still keep track of my reading and ratings on Goodreads.
- In 2016, I want to expand my reading horizons. In 2015, I read a lot of graphic novels and YA books. I want to read different types of books and genres. To help me with this, I am going to do the Popsugar reading challenge. The list has a lot of different reading challenges that are definitely out of my comfort zone. If I complete the challenge that is great. But I am really just using this challenge as a way to diversify my reading and read some interesting books. Most of all, I look forward to reading whatever I want without the pressure of a specific number. Here is a link to the Popsugar Challenge.
- I want to add more content to my blog. I want to incorporate other things that I am interested in besides reading. Recently I have been really interested in planner videos on Youtube. I recently got a Me and My Big Ideas Happy planner and I love organizing and decorating the weeks with Washi tape and stickers. This year I also want to get back into my fitness and wellness journey. I want to get back into my yoga practice, meditation and healthy eating. I would like to share some of that on this blog to help keep me accountable. I also enjoy cooking and all things fashion. I really think that by adding this new content, I will be able to post more frequently and show you some of the other things I enjoy doing.
I look forward to the upcoming year on The Bookish Obsession. Do you have any reading resolutions this year? Let me know in the comments below. :0)