Reading Resolutions

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I prefer the word intention to resolution.

My intention is to read as many books as I can, but not to rush them. If my recent experience reading Winter has taught me anything, it’s that that Captain Carswell Thorne scene was totally worth waiting some 500 pages for.

I would like to read through the whole of my feminist TBR. I’m reading Alida Nugent’s book right now and it’s funny and true. It’s inspiring me to keep writing to write better.

I would like to read more non-fiction. There are a few self-development books I’ve wanted to read for a while, but haven’t, owing to my recently deceased efforts not to be that person.

I would like to read more non-fiction to know more about the world. I want to keep my brain awake.

I intend to read more diverse YA. Most of my favourite books of the past year have not been about the straight, white girl, who’s also the chosen one, and totally beautiful – but totally unaware of the fact, obviously. That can girl can be fun, but I have read a lot of her at this point.

Mostly I just want to read interesting stories.

What are you reading resolutions for 2016?

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Author: Lydia Tewkesbury

24. Waitress. Loves a good story.

13 thoughts on “Reading Resolutions”

  1. “I intend to read more diverse YA. Most of my favourite books of the past year have not been about the straight, white girl, who’s also the chosen one, and totally beautiful – but totally unaware of the fact, obviously. That can girl can be fun, but I have read a lot of her at this point.”
    A THOUSAND TIMES YES, YES A THOUSAND TIMES, YES, YES, YES

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  2. haha I’m trudging my way through Winter right now…so I know what you mean 😉

    I completely agree. Some of my most memorable books from 2015 were the books that were outside of my comfort zone or what I normally read. While none of my resolutions are specifically focusing on reading more diverse books (I’m mostly TBR purchased book’ing it this year), it’s definitely something I am keeping in mind as I add to my TBR and pick books up.

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    1. I know! It’s one of the longer books that I have read lately. I started it over Christmas when I had family commitments and all sorts happening too, so it felt like it took me forever to read.

      That sounds like a good reading resolution. I am just getting to the end of a pile of books I was determined to finish before I buy anything new.

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  3. Great post- it’s taken me a while to come up with some bookish resolutions, but I think I’ve finally decided I want to read more *quality* books this year over quantity. It doesn’t matter if the number of books I read goes down massively, I just want to read some books that I can say were all fabulous and where I struggle to get a top ten for 2016 because all the books I read were good, not because what I read was mostly bad or mediocre, so there are only 10 left by default.
    Anyhoo, on another note, I’m nominating you for the blogger’s recognition award 🙂

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  4. I love that you call these intentions instead of resolutions – that’s really a much more accurate term! I’m horrible about reading non-fiction, but I don’t know that I’ll change that any time soon. I try sometimes – but I’m just not great at finishing non-fiction books somehow.

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    1. Thanks! I find it has a much more positive feeling for me.

      Don’t worry about it! I think it’s probably just because you haven’t found the topic that you’re really interested in just yet. Before I got totally feminism obsessed, I wasn’t reading much non fiction either.

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