Reading resolutions 2017

New year, new resolutions, new you!

Here on OOM we like to share with you our reading resolutions for the year. Some of us (like me!) aim to read more overall, while others want to expand their horizons and read outside their comfort zone.

My resolution is to read a book a month (although I have a sneaking suspicion this was my goal last year ... oops) and read an additional book if I am on vacation. I'm going to keep my books on my nightstand in order to help me achive this goal (according to the upcoming Kids & Family Reading Report: 6th Edition, this is the post popular room in the home to keep children's books); I'm hoping that way I'll put down my iPhone and pick up a book while I'm in bed!

Here are some of our bloggers' reading resolutions: 

Morgan: More nonfiction! I rarely read it but this past year I read some fantastic nonficition and now I'm making it a point to read more. Especially historical stuff.

Stefany: This year I want to try and read more historic autobiographies

(Note: History and nonfiction sound like they going to be pretty popular topics in 2017!)

Alex: This year my reading resolution is to read books that I own but have not read yet. I’m guilty of buying new releases in bulk, so there is a number of titles on my bookshelf that I have yet to crack open.

Anushka: This year I’m going to try and read 30 books (including graphic novels). I also always do the Popsugar reading challenge, but for the past two years I haven’t managed to cross off all the items on the list, so fingers crossed for this year.

Brittany: My goal for 2017 is to not only read minimum one book per month, but also to be better about keeping track of what I am reading! I currently use the app Goodreads (tweet me if you have other app recommendations! @brittsullivan), but need to be better about updating it throughout the year as I begin and finish books. 

Mariana: Read more about art history/design titles, and try to learn Spanish by reading Spanish books/authors.

Mike: My goal is to read at least one book a month and alternate between fiction and nonfiction. 

Deimosa: My main 2017 reading resolution is to read more comics and graphic novels. I was originally going to read them exclusively, but (for me) to not read prose for an entire year would be torture. Beyond that, I am doing Popsugar’s reading challenge for the third year in a row and on Goodreads I set a goal of 75 books.

Some trends among us: a book a month, more variety in our reads with an emphasis on history, nonfiction & graphic novels, and reading challenges!Good luck, everyone!

Have you made any reading resolutions for 2017?

Gina Asprocolas