Can you actually believe we’re less than a week away from 2016? This year has gone ridiculously quickly! I’ve been in the process recently of writing my end of the year blog posts and I realised that I read A LOT of YA contemporary in the last year. There were a few exceptions obviously, however the majority of what I read was Young Adult. I never usually set myself reading goals (because who really follows them?) But I wanted to set myself some basic rules and/or goals for reading in 2016.
- Read what you want to, not what you think you should.
I have an awful habit of reading what I think I should read. That’s mainly why I never do monthly TBR posts on this blog, I don’t want to be tied down to reading something that I think I SHOULD be reading in that month! I still have the habit of doing this and it makes reading a lot less enjoyable sometimes when you know a book you really want to read is staring at you on the shelf! 2016 will be the year of randomly picking any book from my bookshelf and getting stuck in at my own leisure!
- Read books from different genres.
I own so many fantasy stories and autobiography’s and just so many more books than my usual YA novels. Most of them have admittedly gone unread for quite some time. In 2016 I really want to get in to some novels that I wouldn’t usually get in to. In late 2015 I’ve bought some sci-fi stories that interested me to get me kick started in to the new year!
- Make time for reading.
Being at University means that it’s getting increasingly difficult to make time for reading. I use it as my ‘me time’ while I’m living away, something I can just do for myself. However with deadlines that ‘me time’ is slipping away quickly! I (hopefully) finish my degree in May and it will free up my studying time, making much more time for reading!
- Read books that have been on my TBR for a while.
Every blogger, booktuber, tweeter or whoever says that they want to get around to that book they bought in 2009 and haven’t touched since. It rarely happens because it’s a fact that if you haven’t gone to pick it up, it just doesn’t interest you anymore. However there are some books on my shelf I’ve had for a very long time but still catch my eye every so often. In 2016 I am aiming to get at least five books read that I bought over a year ago!
So those are the four main things that i want to achieve in 2016 with reading! I also want to beat the amount i’ve read in 2015, but with the end of my degree and job hunting coming up i highly doubt that’s going to happen!