I am a busy woman. Between my family, my career, and general adulting, it can be challenging to find time to read and review fiction. My goal for 2017 is to find my balance between my responsibilities and my hobbies. Here are my top three reading goals for this year:
SPEND LESS MONEY ON BOOKS
My husband and I own so many books that we have not yet read. Some are classics, some are gifts, and most of them are UNREAD. I would like to have personal knowledge of my library. My motto: if I own it, I read it.
In that vein, I am a member of an AMAZING library in my hometown. I also work at a local community college currently building their fiction collection. It’s time to put my library cards to use.
READ MORE DIVERSELY
Confession time: I am a heterosexual, white female. The majority of the fiction I read is written by or about heterosexual, white females. Honestly, the last couple of years I fell into a lazy pattern when it came to finding new books. I hope this year to expand my horizons by incorporating more POC, disabled, and/or LGBT+ characters and/or authors into my personal collection.
REVIEW PREVIOUS BOOKS IN A SERIES
My husband makes fun of me when we play MMO games. See, I’m a completionist. I need the entire map completed before moving on to another map, no matter if my skill level is advanced enough to move on. So it does not surprise me I want reviews for every book in a series. In particular, I’ll be looking to read and review the following series this year: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass, and Graceling Realm.