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- Read the books I already own (see my list here)
- Read everyday. TBH, I wasn’t before because I was “too tired” or whatever. But honestly, I was wasting time I could have spent reading by being on my phone.
- Read 52 books by the end of the year. Last year, I read 46, so it really isn’t all that different. So far I’ve read 3 this year.
- Read from different genres. I usually just read YA fantasy or science fiction, and classic literature. I’m going to try to read more grown-up fantasy and literary fiction this year.
- Take notes over what I read, including excerpts I liked. I want to remember more of what I read, so my husband bought me a reading journal for Christmas and I plan on using it for every book that I read.
- Trade in the books I don’t like to the used bookstore. I tend to hoard my books, but I’d rather trade them in for books I might actually enjoy. It doesn’t make sense to keep the books I hated.
- Buy new books only after I’ve read 5 I already own. Because honestly, a complete book buying ban just won’t work for me. But I seriously need to read the books I already own.
- Read one classic a month. This is pretty easy for me, usually. I enjoy most classic literature, but sometimes I get stuck with one I find boring and that’s where the struggle begins.
- Finish at least one book series. Or at least read the sequel. I’m notorious for not reading the sequel, even if I loved the first book.
- Reread some of my old favorites. I used to reread books all the time, but I don’t do that as much anymore. I think I want to pick up some of the ones I loved as a teen and try them again.