Six For Sunday – Getting To Know You: Six Bookish Resolutions

It’s not only a whole new month, it’s a whole year and decade! I hope everyone had a wonderful festive period! I’m dreading putting the 5:30 am alarm on again tomorrow! As ever with a new month comes a new theme for Steph’s prompts and January is all about getting to know each other! Steph has shared the prompts for the first quarter of 2020 so if you want to get involved check out the link below!

Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Steph at ALITTLEBUTALOT. You can find a list of prompts for January, February and March here

Six Bookish Resolutions

I don’t really do resolutions in general, I have a habit of not sticking to them after the first month or so… however there are some bookish things I’d like to do in 2020. So here they are!

Read More Classics

I’ve read a lot of books over the years, but I’ve not really been a big reader of classics since I finished school. So I’m planning on reading more this year. I’ve planned on one a month so hopefully I’ll follow this through.

Beat My Goodreads Challenge

I’ve set my Goodreads Challenge at 52 this year. I feel one book a week is reasonable, without it being too onerous alongside work. I would like to beat it, I suspect it will depend how my work life balance goes over 2020.

Keep Up With My Book Jar

So I think I stole this idea from Aoife a couple of years ago. The basic premise is every time I finish a book I pop a pound in a jar. This year I’m aiming to actually continue this throughout the year without giving up a couple of months in. This year I’m not having a physical jar, I never had a pound coin when I need it. Instead my Monzo account lets me set up pots so I’ll transfer a pound after each book

Read More Backlist Books

Every year I get so excited about new books, buy huge amounts but don’t get around to reading them all. This year I’m planning on increasing the number of backlist books I’m reading so hopefully I’ll actually get around to reading all of the amazing past books I’ve got sitting on my shelves.

Sort Out My NetGalley Backlist

So my Netgalley ratio isn’t too bad, I definitely cut down on my requests last year. However I definitely have some older books I’ve not gotten around to reading. So my plan is to make my way through these.

Keep Up My Middle Grade Reading

I started reading more MG fiction in 2019 and really enjoyed it so I’m hoping to continue this into 2020!

They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!

9 thoughts on “Six For Sunday – Getting To Know You: Six Bookish Resolutions

  1. A Dreamer's Library

    Reading more MG fiction might be a resolution for me as well. I don’t usually read much of it but it is primarily what my sister reads and I’d like to be able to share thoughts and feelings about the same books. Same with Classics. I used to read them a lot and now I rarely pick one up unless it is one I’ve read and reread before. I might try at least one classic a month and see how that goes.


    1. Sarah - SWB

      I think like everything there will be some MG you like more than others but I’ve really enjoyed getting stuck into more of it! My plan is one a month, starting with Jane Eyre sometime this week. I’m hoping they won’t be too hard to get a hold of on the libraries website as most I’m planning to read will be out of copyright, so hopefully not too many limits on the number of people who can borrow the ebook versions

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      1. A Dreamer's Library

        Oh yeah, and my sister’s MG collection is mainly fantasy so that works brilliantly. Weirdly enough, Jane Eyre is one I want to read or even re-read at some point. I first read it as a teen and I wasn’t sure about it, but I’ve a feeling I’ll like it more now. It would surprise me if the library didn’t have a copy considering it is a classic, and one of the most well-known classics too!


  2. Christina Reid

    Great goals here! I definitely need to get my Netgalley sorted out as well – so many books on there which I have actually reviewed on my blog, but haven’t gotten around to cross-posting to Netgalley, etc. I’m also going to try to read more backlist books – my aim is to read one ARC, one library book, then one from my shelves in the hope that I will be better!


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