My 2019 Reading Resolutions

After wrapping up my 2018 reading resolutions, it was time to think about my 2019 reading resolutions. How do I want to challenge myself? Which goals do I want to reach? What do I want to accomplish?

Goal 1: Continue my book buying budget

Look, if I don’t keep an eye on my book buying expenses, I go haywire and just buy all the damn books. Unfortunately I just can’t do that. Ever. So yes, in 2019 I’m continuing with my book buying budget of only 2 new books a month. (Gift cards don’t count. Possible bookish events where I want to have read the books of the authors in advance don’t count. A certain book fair where books are only a few euro, don’t count. I may add some other things that don’t count as I need some moments to have an excuses to buy all the books. Shhh, it’s all good.)

Goal 2: Continue my series I need to finish lists

I’m having so much fun finishing up my series and it’s also giving me a sense of accomplishment. So yes, I’m definitely going to continue writing my series I need to finish lists. In any case I want to finish part 4, start and finish a part 5 and start a part 6. There are still so many series on my shelves that I abandoned halfway through, and I need a reason to finally finish them.

Goal 3: Goodreads Reading Challenge

The last goal that also appeared on my 2018 resolutions list. This time however, I’m going to set my reading goal at… 100 books. Seeing that I ended my year with 132 books read, this should be challenging to a certain level, but not a problem either.

Goal 4: Reread one old favorite every month

I often find myself sat in front of my bookshelves staring at all the beautiful books I have and one day, I suddenly realized that I’m not rereading as much as I once did. For 2019, I pledge to reread one old favorite every month. I even already have my list ready, as I immediately knew which stories I wanted to relive! (*jumps up and down excitedly*)

S by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst The Shadow of the wind by Carlos ruiz Zafon The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Angelfall by Susan Ee World After by Susan Ee End of Days by Susan Ee Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield The Strange and Beautiful Sorrow of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Goal 5: Read one Dutch YA novel every month

Another list created from the simple fact that these books are already on my physical TBR shelf and I need to find an excuse to read them. At least that’s the idea behind these first six YA novels, and the last six will be added during the rest of the year. I’m sure a lot of amazing YAs are published in Belgium and the Netherlands, and it’s high time that I discover them.

Truth or Dance by Chinouk Thijssen Sevenster by Alexandra Penrhyn Lowe Wolfsbloed by Alexandra Penrhyn Lowe Nachtrijder by Alexandra Penrhyn Lowe Leeuwenhart by Alexandra Penhryn Lowe Big Sister Live by Patrick Van Rhijn

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What do you think of my reading resolutions? What are your reading resolutions for the year? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Jia Xuan says:

    I think these are great reading resolutions, especially since you did lay out these resolutions in the first place (I never can get around to bookish resolutions)! I hope you do complete these resolutions, and side note, but I think that your resolution to read Dutch YA is really cool!


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