Our 2019 reading resolutions

Emily Morrow  //  Jan 8, 2019

Our 2019 reading resolutions

New year, new you, same TBR pile.

If you can relate, maybe some of our bloggers' reading resolutions for 2019 will inspire you to pick up that book you've been meaning to read for, like, ever and crush your Goodreads reading challenge goals!

I'll start! This year, I want to read more nonfiction. I read some incredible nonfiction books in 2018, so I’m making that genre a priority this year. I also am resolving to do a better job of tracking what I’m reading. I always love giving friends book recommendations, but often have a hard time remembering what I read two, three, four books ago — I'm hoping keeping a log will help!

Deimosa W.: 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the ALA's Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which recognize "outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values." My reading resolution for the year is to focus on CSK winners and honorees that I have missed over the years. In particular, I look forward to tracking down the ones that are out-of-print. I have already made a list! 

Mackenzie C.: My resolution is to join a book club! Whether it’s online or in person I want to make my reading experience more interactive and to be part of a community. I’m hoping it will push me to read books outside of my favorite genres as well. 

Raisa M.: I want to read more historic nonfiction. History is a subject that has always fascinated me, but I’ve generally favored reading other (more thrilling) genres. I think it would be a great way to get more context on the little things that affect our daily lives! Because I love anything to do with tea, I’m starting off with a book on the history of tea production.

Gina A.: I’m going to try to read one book a month! I read a lot of graphic novels las year, so this time around I’m going to try to read lengthier fiction & nonfiction.

Royivia F.: One of my reading resolutions for 2019 is to find and read as much of Octavia Butler’s work as I can. I’ve read a couple of her short stories, but have yet to come across any of her books. So, I’m making it a top priority this year to start my Octavia Butler journey!

Stephanie A.: My reading resolution for 2019 is simply to read more. I want to get better at taking advantage of free time to read, especially during my train ride commute!

Brittany S.: My reading resolutions for 2019 is to commit to swapping out Netflix/social media for reading books before I go to sleep. A little less screen time and a little more reading time will definitely be better for my eyes and all-around mental health. I’ve set my goal to read 20 books this year, but we’ll see how it goes!

Loribelle L.: I have a few: STOP buying new books until all of the unread books on my shelf have been read. (This is going to be so hard!) Make time for reading at home so I can jot down notes and reflect on the stories I read; I tend to read during my commute but it’s not easy to take notes when you’re on the move. Start listening to audiobooks so I can get through my reading list a bit faster. :