I nearly always fail when I set resolutions, so no reading resolutions for 2018.  Instead, I shall have reading ‘try harders’.

In 2018, I will try harder to read:

  • From my TBR – I own more books than I have time to read before I die!
  • From my TBR – I need to save money.  I will buy fewer books – especially hardbacks.
  • From my TBR – which is stuffed with lots of great books in translation – from Europe and beyond.
  • From my TBR – which also has tons of good non-fiction which I increasingly enjoy.

And as I need the space…

  • When I have read a book, I will be more choosy about those I keep.
  • I will continue to gently prune my library.

Obviously I will still read review copies and have to buy some Book Group reads and I’m sure I will succumb to buying some other books,  However, I’m hoping that by having these ‘try harder’ thoughts to nudge me, that I will be able to embody the general principles of the TBR Dare, which we didn’t set up formally this year, and extend that further as a reading way of life.

Wish me luck!

Wishing you all the best for 2018.

May your year be a good one in life and books.

16 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  1. Teasel says:

    Happy New Year, Annabel! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog (and Shiny New Books), long may they continue!

    • lizzysiddal says:

      Sounds like a manifesto for my 2018, Annabel. I may have to crib your post with the addition of a cunning plan on how I’m going to achieve it – it involves a cookie jar with a difference. More to follow.

      Happy reading in 2018.

  2. David Nolan (David73277) says:

    “May your year be a good one in life and books.” Same to you. As far as books go, my Librarything collection suggests I had a disappointing end to 2017, with top star ratings rare in the latter part of the year.

    Happy New Year.

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      I think the latter half of the year tends to get more of the hyped stuff with all the prizes etc. Let’s hope that you find some great books to start the year with. Happy New Year.

  3. chrisharding53 says:

    Your ‘try harder’ list is similar to mine. I’m aiming to restrict book buying and chip away at the unread books – books should be read, not left on shelves. I’m viewing it as a kind of recycling project, which may also save money. Good luck with your efforts!

    • AnnaBookBel says:

      Good luck with yours too Chris. I do like having shelves of books to select from – I just don’t need quite so many!

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