Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions

Have you set yourself any reading resolutions for 2013?

What are some of your reading goals?

To read more book books in general or read outside your comfort zone?

Are you going to try to read an eBook this year or are you going to try to unplug?

There are a number of online challenges that you can sign up for to try to keep yourself on the straight and narrow. Last year I did the Australian Women Writers Challenge and have signed up again this year.

But I’ve also set myself a few other goals. My non fiction reading is a bit World War Two centric so I want to try to read some other non fiction books this year. Another bookseller set himself a goal of reading one book from each section in their bookshop; biography, self-help, travel etc so I think I’ll try that.

I also want to try a few new genres. Again I lean toward Crime quite a bit but I’ve recently gotten into a bit of Sci-Fi and I loved Game of Thrones despite not being a Fantasy reader so who knows what else I’ll discover.

Would love to hear about your reading resolutions for the year and any reading challenges you have signed up for.

Listen to the discussion I had with Linda Mottram on 702 ABC Sydney about Reading Resolutions. We also spoke to the founder of The Australian Women Writers Challenge, Elizabeth Lhuede.

6 thoughts on “Reading Resolutions

  1. Awesome! I’m doing the Australian Women Writers Challenge too. The Literary Exploration one is another I’m signed up for ( and it sounds a bit like the “read a book from all of your sections” challenge to broaden the genres you pick up.

  2. My reading resolutions for 2013 are to succeed in two challenges I’ve set myself the Australian Colonial History reading challenge where I commit myself to read a non-fiction book and a book of fiction. Then I’ve given myself another challenge related to the “classics” because I have a classics-avoidence problem. I’ve created the Don Quixote challenge (read-a-long). Best wishes for your reading resolutions for 2013. If you want know more about my challenges go to

  3. Sounds good! I’m doing the Literary Exploration challenge as well, should be good for expanding my horizons a little bit.
    I’m also going to try to read at least ten books by Australian authors this year – old Aus is shamefully underrepresented on my shelves…

  4. I didn’t set myself number goals this year, more reading intentions to focus on a couple of authors and to keep my reading 50/50 fiction and non-fiction, male authored and female authored. It keeps me more balanced to have themes rather than a ticklist. 🙂

  5. My goal for this year is to finally read the book that has been staring at me from my bookshelf for years, War & Peace, and I’m glad to note in am 100+ pages in now. Only just over 1300 to go…

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