Reading Resolutions For The New Year

Four Simple Reading Goals For 2015

As the new year begins, many choose to make resolutions to improve their selves and their lives. Although these promises are often quickly forgotten or abandoned, we believe that new year’s resolutions can be beneficial if they are manageable and attainable. Allow us to suggest four simple reading goals that everybody can make for 2015!

Try A New Genre Or Author

It is easy to become stuck in a reading rut, always reaching for the same genres or authors. In 2015, pick up a novel that you may not have considered before. Never read historical dramas? Give one a try! Avoiding that author everybody is talking about? What do you have to lose! Who knows; by trying a new genre or author, you may discover a new favourite.

Sign Up For Goodreads And Try Reviewing

What is Goodreads? Goodreads is a social networking site especially for book lovers. As a member, you are able to build a network and see everyone’s bookshelves, book reviews, and book ratings. You can also post your own reviews and what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. There are more options, as well: join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own writing. In 2015, connect with us on Goodreads and say hello to an entire online community of readers and writers just like you!

Join A Book Club

Jokes abound about book clubs that focus more on drinking than on reading, but they can be a very rewarding if you find one with readers with whom you can connect. Book clubs provide members with the opportunity to read the books that they enjoy and then discuss them with fellow enthusiasts, gathering new insights and opinions. These days, you don’t even have to leave your own home to join a book club; online book clubs are becoming all the rage! If you are looking for a traditional face-to-face book club, your local library can help point you in the right direction and match you with a group. Or, why not start your own!

Reread A Childhood Favourite

We recently posted an article about our favourite childhood fantasy novels that inspired some of us to return to these gems from the past. In 2015, unearth those dusty boxes from the basement and reread something that had an impact on you as a child. Do you still feel the same way about it, or have your tastes altered as you have matured? People change over the years, but good books stay the same. You may be surprised at what you can still appreciate in the beloved books from your childhood.

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What are your reading resolutions for 2015?


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  • Giselle Marks

    I start the year recovering from SAD which afflicts me over winter. As I fight it I admit to having read about 8 regencies in the last six days. As I write regency and georgian romances as well as sci-fi / fantasy I can justify it as research and it has certainly helped cheer me up. So my reading resolutions will be to try to read at least one book in another genre a month and to not let my reading distract too much from completing my current writing projects.