My Bookish New Years Resolutions

Before I jump in, who else here on WordPress absolutely hates the new Block Editor?

I’m usually pretty good at catching onto software updates, but this block editor thing has been annoying the crap out of me. I switch back and forth between the Visual and HTML editor pretty often and I find that it’s a pain in the butt!

Anyway, I’m so sorry for starting this out on a negative note LOL! Totes just had to vent for a second there.

I love, love, love this time of year in the blogging world. I love reading your yearly wrap-ups, your favorite reads of the year, your new resolutions, how you did on your old ones… it’s just a bunch of fantastic content!

I’m posting my bookish resolutions a little early this year because, for some reason, they popped into my head and I needed to write them down anyway, so here we are.


2019 Bookish Resolutions


Read at least 25 physical books I already own

I am notorious for hoarding hard copies of books and never reading them. I’m partial to audiobooks, but I can’t help my love for physical books either. Granted the main reason why I collect books is because I’m obsessed with finding great book deals, but also because I love filling my library with #allthebooks.

Sitting down and reading a physical book is so hard for me to justify with my schedule because I can’t do anything else but read. While listening to an audiobook, I can be productive in some way and my personal time is so limited, it’s hard for me to sit down and read these days. I need to remedy this because I truly do love having a physical book in my hands.

Also, I really need to read all these freaking books I have sitting around.


Read at least 10 ebooks I already own

I’ve been a lot better about hoarding eBooks, but I still have, like, 200 books on my Kindle that are begging to be read.


Read all the audiobooks I already own

With the Romance Package that I have, I’ve been rotating out Romance Package books instead of reading the books I’ve actually purchased with credits in the past. I’ve canceled my regular Audible membership simply so that I could focus on reading all the books I already own before purchasing more, and I’ve actually already started doing a good job of that… I think I only have a handful to go through before I work my way through Romance Novel picks!


Continue cleaning up my Goodreads TBR list

Including my Bye Bye Books series has helped me out SO MUCH. I have over 1,000 books on my Goodreads TBR, most of which I do not own and have added back in 2010 when I first got on to Goodreads. My tastes have changed drastically since then and as I’ve been doing these posts, I’ve realized just how much. When I first got onto Goodreads I spent a ridiculous amount of time adding books to my TBR all willy-nilly as if I were immortal and could read them all.


Attend at least 1 book convention

I 100% plan on attending Shameless Book Con for my 3rd year in a row because I always have so much fun!


Read (a few) more books outside of my comfort zone

I’m unabashedly obsessed with romance novels and am of the mindset that, in my limited years on this planet, I will read what I want, when I want without worrying what people think of me. However, when I have stepped out of my comfort zone and read something that is highly recommended but isn’t romance, it is rare that I am disappointed. It’s nice to step out of my reading comfort zone once in awhile.


Read at least 1 classic novel

This number may seem shockingly low to those of you who make it a point to read classics, but for selfish-old-me, it’s actually not unheard of. I’ve been wanting to read Jane Eyre and The Art of War for a while now, anyway.


What about you? What are your resolutions? Link to your post or let me know in the comments!

38 thoughts on “My Bookish New Years Resolutions

  1. Omg hifi! I thought I was the only one who hates the block editor😂😂 . I switch back and forth between the new one and the classical wp editor , because some stuff are easier with one than the other . I can’t seem to make my posts look pretty on the reader , too 😩😩 . The post looks good on the Google but looks like a kid messed up in the reader 😭😭😭 (PS : How does yours come out so nice ? )

    I’m so sorry for the ramble too , but that’s been bugging me for a while . Anyway , my resolution for the new year is to stop reading books . I’ve a serious exam coming up in may (actually 3 exams ) and a few more very close around March . I’ve to complete the textbooks 😭😭…but my heart pines for other books 😭😭

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    1. Hahahaha – I’m noticing a lot of people really dislike the block editor, so we’re not alone LOL! Maybe that means they’ll make some changed.

      I’m not sure why mine looks ok… maybe because I’m not doing anything fancy and utilizing space.

      And yikes about the exams! It’ll be nice once you get through those so you can relax with some books!

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      1. I hope it’ll be easier after 🙂 . Thanks for reminding that it’s gonna be over . I’ve been going crazy about it 😩😩

        And well. .. that might be it . I’ve been trying to put all the blocks at the ‘right ‘ positions and they end up looking weird . Maybe I should stop trying to place them right .

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  2. I agree, I love reading about everyone’s book resolutions/wrap ups and such. 🙂 I really like your resolutions for the new year. I feel like such a slacker this year because I STILL need to actually sit down and make my goals for 2019. Usually I’m way ahead of it. lol Happy Reading to you in the New Year! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Happy Reading to you, too!!

      I still need to work on my favorites of the year… I feel like I read so many amazing books this year it’s going to be hard to keep the post from being a novel LOL!

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    1. OMG back when I actually looked at my BookBub emails ebook hoarding was such a problem. I’m much better about it now, but it’s still an issue. My read to purchase ratio is still way off LOL


    1. Yes! Blogging consistently is a great goal!

      For me, I find that it helps to schedule posts that way when I happen to have a decent chunk of time, I can churn out several posts and spread them out.


    1. Awesome! I hope you smash your goal and read some awesome books this year!

      I’ve been debating on subscribing to a book box, but I have to figure out which one I want to try. I was thinking about owlcrate.

      I’ll check out your post! thanks for the link!


  3. Wow, that’s a lot of books! My new year resolution is to read 52 books (one book per week). Hopefully, I will also step out my comfort zone and read at least a couple non-fiction! Happy reading & writing!

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    1. Thank you thank you!

      And yes! It is a ridiculous amount of books! I read 160 this year, but most of them were audiobooks. I need to prioritize reading physical books since I have so many in my collection.

      I honestly think 52 books is fantastic. One per week is really good. My goal a few years ago was 50 and when I blew through that, I upped it to 100, then this past year my goal was 150 and I reached 160. I set it at 150 again for 2019, though, because I plan on reading far more hard copies than audio this year.

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      1. 160?? That’s amazing! Maybe I should start listening to audiobooks as well.
        Thank you! I love writing “book of the week” on my to-do list. It feels like this particular book is going through this weekly journey with me so I’m not alone. Congrats on your awesome achievements! You can do it. Reading hard copies is great: you can physically hold a book, smell the ink, and flip the page.

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        1. Audiobooks aren’t for everyone, but I’ve always loved being read to, so they are perfect for me! I also have a long commute to work and it helps 🙂

          I love your take on Book of the Week so much ❤

          And yes, the book smell is soooo glorious.

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            1. You’re welcome!

              Like I said, they’re not for everyone and I TOTALLY understand what you mean about it removing the voice in your head. I’ve read books and then listened to them and it definitely gives a different perspective sometimes. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it isn’t.

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  4. Omg your resolutions are so similar to mine!!! I think hoarding books is something that comes with blogging bec ever since I’ve started blogging the excessive need to just buy all books and blog about them have been like my life goalssss.
    Good luck to all your resolutions!

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    1. Great minds! ❤ ❤

      OMG you are so right – even worse is since I've started being more active on instagram, I've spent waaaay more money on books than I should have… I mean, BookOutlet had a sale recently, so I basically had no choice LMAO!

      I'm going to try to utilize the library more, though! It's just as satisfying!

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      1. Omg yaaaas. Boxing Day sale right?? Even though I live in Pakistan and Book Outlet doesn’t deliver there, I ordered 11 books at a friend’s place in Canada so that she could get ‘em when she comes here 🙈🙈

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