New Year is a chance for us to start over again, set new goals for the next 12 months, and try to tick them off the list.
As a reader, I always make resolutions based on my interest in books and reading. This New Year, I’ve made a list of resolutions I want to achieve by the end of the year and reflect upon my overall growth.
The best way to make resolutions is to analyze your performance in the current year and take the initiative to do better in the upcoming year. However, you must understand that resolutions are for improvement and growth, so don’t be disheartened if you cannot accomplish everything from the checklist.
Hi! I am Priyanka from Hooked to Books, and today, I will be listing 10 New Year Resolutions for book lovers in 2024.
If you are an avid reader and want to set some resolutions for 2024, then you are in the right place. Stay with me throughout the article to learn more!
10 New Year Resolutions for Bibliophiles
Setting resolutions can be perplexing for many. Have a look at the list of 10 New Year’s resolutions for bibliophiles for 2024!
1. Find more time to Read
Making time to read between our day-to-day hectic schedules is tough. You can set a goal to read for one hour before going to bed or during your day breaks, as this helps to maintain the habit of reading and achieve your goals for the year.
2. Read More Books
Set a goal to read as many books as possible. This is one of the popular New Year resolutions chosen by readers. If you read two books in four months, try to ace up your game by reading one book per month. Not only will this increase the number of books you read, but it also holds your reading interest, therefore less chances of reading slump.
3. Join a Book Club
Book Club gives good exposure to all the readers and is also a place where you can share your opinions about books, authors, and more.
It is a fun place where everyone reads the same book, participates in book-related activities, and offers you the opportunity to be a part of a like-minded community.
Overall, book clubs are excellent, and every reader should definitely join.
4. Explore Various Genres
I understand that everybody has their comfort genre or genres, but this year, you can set a goal to explore several genres.
Sometimes, we miss on treasures only because we’re reluctant to leave our comfort space.
All literary genres have their own characteristics, and after exploring, you may find some new favorite genres.
5. Organize your Bookshelf or Create a Book Space
Every reader’s bookshelf is cluttered with books, merchandise, bookmarks, or papers. We would rather read than organize our bookshelves, but this new year, make a resolution to declutter your shelves and arrange them properly. You can also decorate them.
People who were thinking of creating a book space can execute it this year and have a book nook of their own!
6. Track your Reads
At the end of the year, we like to look back and count the number of books we finished reading throughout the year. Now, this can be done by keeping track of the books you’re done reading.
There are book-tracking apps you can use, such as Goodreads. Knowing the total number of books you’ve read makes you feel better and also motivates you to read more.
7. Read Daily
If you’re trying to adopt the habit of reading daily but failing to do so, make it your New Year resolution. For example, a resolution to read one chapter daily or read for one hour every day.
This will increase your daily reading capacity and help you accomplish your desired reading goals. Daily reading enhances knowledge and vocabulary and is also a good exercise for the brain.
8. Read From Your TBR Pile
Is your TBR section piled with a plethora of books and giving you stress? This year, you can make a resolution to read books only from your TBR pile. Or you can set a goal to read one book from the TBR pile every two months.
This is the best way to finish your TBR books, read more throughout the year, and spend less on books.
9. Befriend Book Lovers
Readers always want to discuss books, but they cannot do so with every other person they meet. Befriending other bibliophiles is a great idea, as you can talk about books and gather extra knowledge regarding the same.
Libraries, book clubs, and webinars are good places to be friends with people who like to read.
10. Decrease Screen Time
Excess screen time can harm our eyes and also hamper our imagination power. Hence, rather than spending a lot of time in front of a screen, you can pick a book to read.
After a busy day at work where you continuously stare at the screen of your computer, it’s better to spend some time reading for relaxation instead of staring at your smartphone.
Making New Year resolutions is fun and helps to attain the discipline of working toward the decided tasks and completing them within the timeline. It’s your effort and growth that counts despite the result of whether you were able to complete the assignment or not.
I hope this post on 10 New Year Resolutions for Book Lovers in 2024 was useful to you. Make a list of resolutions of your own before the year begins!
What are your New Year Resolutions for 2024? Tell me in the comments below!