Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Bookish Resolutions/Goals. I don’t typically lay out specific goals for my yearly reading and I thought that it may be interesting to give it a shot.
Write the book review before starting on the next book
I get so annoyed with myself when I do this however I keep doing. Even just recently I finished reading Everless by Sara Holland and before I got the review drafted I had already jumped into The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman. Then by the time you go back and write the review you’ve lost some of the mental information from it. Stupid.
Put more effort into getting physical ARCs
I’ve half halfheartedly contacted publishers a few times to try to get onto their ARC lists but I think they could tell that my heart wasn’t in it. I really need to sit down, write up a good form letter, and reach out to try to get on those lists.
Take more advantage of Netgalley
Most folks seem to hop on Netgalley and over request available titles. I only request one every now and then and only if it is a book I’ve already researched and decided I would purchase upon release. I feel like I am highly under utilizing this amazing resource.
Go out on a reading limb
I have a few genres that I love and I stick to and don’t often go out on a limb to try something something completely new. In 2018 I hope to try some new and different books and genres that I may have overlooked in the past
Review every book I read
Even if it is only a mini review, stop and say something about it! At the beginning of the year I went back and browsed all of my 2017 titles and I only reviewed slightly more than half of them. A few I didn’t even add to Goodreads! For 2018 I really want to get better about this. Even if I read a quick, smutty little romance novel I want to be more diligent about adding it to Goodreads and at least writing a few words about it.
What are you goals for reading in 2018? Feel free to link your post below.