Why? I'm just not feeling very...resolutiony this year. I think resolutions often come with the implication that you're planning to "fix" something in your life, and this year I don't feel like there is much to fix, at least in terms of my reading goals. (I've decided not to list my personal, non-book, non-running goals on the blog this year, not that they're that interesting anyway, but I'm keeping them to myself.) :)
With that said, I do have some reading habits from 2015 that I'd like to continue to incorporate into my reading in 2016:
1. Keep it flexible: I did a pretty good job in 2015 of not getting bogged down by a ton of challenges or a too-full tour schedule. I'd like to keep that up this year, because having extra time for "free range" reading was awesome.
2. Don't fear the chunksters: When I started the blog, I took a big step back from reading very long novels. The reason is simple: when you're trying to start a book blog and generate traffic, you don't have time to spend weeks and weeks reading 1 book if you want to keep posting frequent reviews. In 2015, with my blogging becoming less frequent (and me becoming more okay with it), I embraced some of those longer novels again. It felt great to lose myself in a 600+ page epic once in a while. I'm hoping to do more of that this year...there's too many I've been putting off!
3. Embrace the library: In 2015, I started to make a habit of perusing the adult fiction New Release shelf at my library every time I brought the boys there for a visit. This was fun, because it allowed me to grab some of the latest reading material, but it also required me to make FAST decisions (my kids reach a level of Maximum Destruction in the adult section of the library in about 8 seconds). In these hurried selections, I ended up with some excellent new reading material. Getting on board with The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Girl on the Train, The Shore, etc. provided a fun change of pace from my at-home TBR of mostly backlist titles. I plan to do more library perusing in 2016!
4. Embrace the home TBR: I can't ignore my home shelves, though. As always, they are weighty with unread books! I'll work in as many of those as I can as well (especially because several of them are on my 30 Before 35 list...can't wait to keep truckin' on that!).
I think that's about it! No goal for a certain number of books, no particular challenges to complete. Just keep up the fun and flexibility in my reading habits. I guess that's a pretty good resolution, eh?
What are your reading goals for 2016?