My Thoughts #3: Next Year’s Goals

2016!I thought that, even though there’s still some days left in the year, I would write a post with ten of my bookish goals for 2016. Enjoy!

1-To branch out into some other genres. I don’t read contemporary books that often, but when I do I typically love them, so maybe in the new year I’ll pick up a few more. I also am thinking about reading more sci-fi because I enjoyed The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

2-To read 50 books. Goodreads has a cool feature that allows you to set a reading goal for the year. Since I created my Goodreads account in the middle of this year, setting a goal for myself didn’t seem very appealing.

3-To reread some series. Since The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare is being made into a TV show in January (so excited!) I probably should reread those, or at least City of Bones. Then I want to reread The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien because my parents love them and the movies are super good (I’m kind of a fan of Legolas). I originally read the books through my years in middle school, but I found them rather boring. Maybe, being older now, I will enjoy them more. I also wish to reread Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, but that isn’t really anything new. I have read some of those books ten times! Lastly, since the Allegiant (part 1) movie is coming out in March, I probably should reread those for a third time too.

4-To finish a bunch of series that I have recently started. I need to finish the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (I’m reading Crown of Midnight right now). I have yet to read Winter, the last book in The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, but I do plan on getting it soon! I need to read the next three books after Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. I also have Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (the second book after Article 5) that I want to read soon, and there is a third book after that.

5-To read all the books on my TBR (to be read) list. For example, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, and that’s to name only a few….I also have Young Elites by Marie Lu sitting on my shelf at home, but I might get to that before 2015 ends…

6-To read more novellas that are connected to some of the series that I love. I hardly ever read novellas, but a ton of people love them. I have to admit, some sound pretty awesome. I wish to read the Tales from  the Shadowhunter Academy that venture into Simon’s life after The Mortal Instruments and I like Simon a lot. There’s also the novella Fairest which coincides with the aforementioned Lunar Chronicles that goes into Queen Levana’s life (for those who haven’t read the series, Levana is the antagonist).

7-To read more classics. I started reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen a while ago, but I couldn’t stick with it. Maybe this summer I can set aside some time to read it. I would also like to read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I know I own Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre, so I have no excuse not to read those, but I’m not sure about Little Women. 

8-To finally master the art of taking photos of books for Instagram because…well…my photos aren’t as good as they could be. I probably should edit them through someplace other than Instagram because their settings aren’t all that great. With this, I hope to get more followers (possible 100?).

9-To post more often on this blog. I still can’t believe I went a month without posting. To be fair, my laptop was broken, but now that I have a perfectly useable one, I have no excuse for not posting once a week. I also need to post more of these “My Thoughts” because they are quite fun to write and a refreshing break from the usual review.

10-To gain more of a following on this blog by making my posts more exciting and longer. I have already started working on this by adding the summaries of the books, but I could also add page counts and write more about my opinions on certain parts of the book.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate and Happy Almost New Year!

-Book Hugger


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