1. Read 75% Diverse Books
How I will achieve this:
A) Planning. I want to create a list with at least 25 books to read to start off. Then I want to create a bunch of smaller lists of books in different genres.
B) Subscribing/following more people who read diverse books
C) Go beyond my books left to read list.
2. Read more in horror/fantasy/mystery etc.
How I will achieve it: Focusing on areas that I like so I can read in these genres.
Japanese fiction for horror,
Middle grade for fantasy (and/or comics )
3. Finish/Update on series
How I will achieve it: In the case of Parasyte it’s not limiting myself to own list or school library. I don’t think it is at the public library either so I am going to have to search for it.
4. Get past the young adult fiction crutch
I have to be on top of things so I won’t catch myself not knowing what to read. I also want to create a list just in case I find myself pursing the juvenile fiction section at my library.
5. More graphic novels/comics
For some reason I don’t put comics in my equation when thinking I need to read. I need to get past picking up a novel before picking up a comic.
6. Pick LESS questionable books
How I will achieve this:
A) Reading more authors I liked in the past or just having good books around so I don’t go into desperation random pick up books mode.
B) Having a plan so I’m not riding free reign
7. (Whatever number of books left to read I have) read/dnf some of them
How I will achieve this: By either reading, dnfing, or just really accessing if the book is for me before I waste time on it. I’m not putting heavy focus on this because I think my books left to read list is a barrier in my reading. My books left to read are neither as diverse or have as much variety as I’m looking for. I think a list that shows some good books my own books would be good to make so if I can’t read outside reading I have something. Also, I want to make sure that I focus more on finishing books I like than dnfing ones I don’t like.
8. Prepare myself to have less time.
If I know I have less time I can preparing myself to waste less time on questionable books. I think I can be some sort of focused.
9. Don’t put pressure on myself to read
Basically, I don’t want to read for the sake of reading. I think I danced over and around this line this year. I can achieve this by having options such as just not reading.
10. Support my other hobbies more!
I lost many things this year one of those being my other hobbies. I don’t want to get in the predicament that I did this year. I got in desperate mode because I knew/felt that reading was my only outlet. I didn’t have the time to do my other hobbies. I don’t want that to happen in 2015.
Basically, to achieve all these things I need to have diligence, planning, and not desperation.
[all images are from goodreads except the gifsoup gif]