2011 Reading Resolutions

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year everyone!!

I guess the title of this post is sort of a misnomer because I don't really have any major resolutions. The major thing I'd like to do is read MORE. Even though I'm keeping my second job once I finish school in March, I'll still have more free time than I have in a very long time. For the nth year in a row, I'm hoping to read 100 books. The closest I've come is 85. We shall see!

One slight change you may see is reviews of more non-fiction books. For some reason I've been gaining interest in this genre fast! Hopefully you all won't mind seeing more of these. I think the non-fiction ones I have coming up are interesting enough topics. Some will be controversial, so please be kind if you have any thoughts!

I'm hoping this will be the year that I will finally be able to fully participate in the 24 hour read-a-thon. We shall see!

I've joined a few challenges so far, but as always, I am not going to stress them at all and merely see where I end up by the end of the challenge.

My only other bookish plan is to read more deliberately -- isn't that what everyone's calling the trend of focusing my reading on what I want rather than feeling pressured for any other reason? Yep, that's what I'm going to do. And I have to admit that even though I hated being away from my blog from so long, taking a break when much needed from that (and reading) was nice too. No pressure is my new motto... lol.

Happy New Year of Reading! =)

17 comments:

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

Happy reading in 2011! I graduated last month and look forward to more reading than I have had for quite some time (some years by choice, but the past two and a half by school!) I hope you enjoy it!

softdrink said...

Happy New Year and happy reading! I've been reading more non-fiction over the past two years, as well. And not really sure why, either.

Melissa said...

I love seeing reviews on non fiction books. I need really want to read more non fiction, so this will be great to get some recommendations.

Amy said...

Happy New Year and happy reading :) I'm excited to see more non-fiction!!

christina said...

I am very much looking forward to your NF reviews. Coming from someone who is constantly trying to up her NF reads, I feel encouraged when seeing what others are reading. :)

Jenny said...

Carrie: Same to you!!

Jill: It's an interesting change...

Melissa: Ooh good! I have some on my TBR that I'm really excited about it!

Amy: thanks! And yay, I'm glad there are others who like nf to!

Christina: yay! I was honestly a little afraid that no one would want to see any nf reviews, lol.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I'm looking forward to reading more non-fiction books in 2011 as well! Happy New Year to you as well!

playing.librarian said...

Stumbled upon your blog while blog hopping. Can't believe when I read your little introduction at the font page.. because we love the same genre! (thrillers, literary, contemporary fiction but not sci-fi). And I decided to follow you.

Just started this whole book blogging business myself, feel free to visit mine: http://playing-librarian.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Melissa: awesome! I'm glad everyone seems open to nf!

playing.librarion: yay! I'll go check out your blog too!

Zibilee said...

I want to read more this year as well, and am hoping to feel more like reading non-fiction than I have in the past. The last three non-fiction books I have read have been great, so I am looking forward to trying more!

Jennifer said...

Don't we all wish we could read more? I know I do. But I am learning to graciously accept my limits and read deliberately (or whatever you want to call it). I also love the idea of reading more nonfiction. I think that it is something I will inevitably doing as well in the future.

Best of luck to you in the New Year! I look forward to the new posts and the opportunity to get to know you better.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

No pressure is good. I have a few books I have to review in the next few months and then I am going to try to take it easy again.
I really want to read leisurely and get to some of those I've been eyeing for awhile.
Good luck to all of us on our Book resolutions!

bookmagic said...

Sounds like good resolutions. No pressure is the way to go. I wonder about bloggers that have books scheduled months ahead of time. I don't like to read that way. Happy New Year!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Happy New Year :) I've always wanted to take part in a readathon too :)

Trish said...

Yes, reading deliberately. That's my plan as well.

And yay for the readathon!! I won't be able to do 24 hours, but I'm hoping the baby will keep her promise and not come early so I can still participate during the peak hours at least. It's so much fun--make sure your hubby knows well in advance, though. ;)

And also, yay for non-fiction. I haven't been reading much of it lately but I do really enjoy it!

Carin S. said...

I too read 85 last year and aim for 100 this year (well, I did read 100 but only if you count rereads which I plan to not count in 2011.) I read a lot of nonfiction, so if you're looking for any suggestions, I've got a ton of reviews for you!

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