Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!
Before blogging, I used to reread whenever I felt like it. Since I started blogging, my rereads have pretty much been non-existent. I have a bunch of favorites just begging to be reread, so I'm hoping that 2016 will bring back rereads for me!
2. Keep listening to audiobooks
I discovered audiobooks in 2015 and my life has been forever changed! While audiobooks can be hit-and-miss depending on the narrator, I've been largely successful so far and I want to keep the trend going.
3. Read the books I already own
This one is being carried over from last year. What with attending BEA three years in a row, my tbr shelf has gotten wildly out of control. I'm trying to add less books on my GR TBR shelf so I can focus on reading what I already spent money on.
4. Spend less money books
This ties into #3 a bit. Reading the books I already own + borrowing audiobooks through the library means I can save actually BUYING for books I've already read/listened to OR getting those coveted sequels.
5. Read outside of my comfort zone more often
Well: in 2014, I read a grand total of two contemporaries. It doesn't sound like much but I was super proud of myself and hoped this would lead to expanding my bookish horizons. In 2015? I also read two contemporary. Granted, out of those four, two have been 5* reads and one was a 4* Despite those positive odds, I didn't read more...so I need to fix that.
6. Write more discussion posts
After years of debate, I finally started writing discussion posts last year and I'm hoping to continue with that. Even though sometimes I feel like everything has been discussed before, there are topics that feel like they require my two-cents.
7. Discover some new blogs
In the past, I've focussed on my favorite bloggers first, and then the rest of the bloggers I follow. In 2015 though, a lot of my favorites bloggers either stopped blogging, or stopped being as active. Which leads to me spending hours chatting up people who just don't chat back. And that's ok! But I need more bookish chats in my life. So I'll be hunting out new kindred spirits ( Never fear: I won't stop visiting my favorites though ♥)
8. Finish some of the many series I have on the go
Like most bloggers, I have a lot of series on the go. In 2015, I did a good job of working through any new series I started so I hope to finish off some more in '16!
9. Start reading French books again
Most of you know that I grew up French and speak French with all my family and most of my friends. However, I don't read French books anymore. I used to and of course, I was forced to in all my French classes in school and Uni, but I'd like to rediscover French literature...and maybe discover a few new French Fantasy reads too.
10. Read more classics
I feel like, by being forced to read BORING classics in school, I missed out on some legit pieces of literature growing up. Especially since the English Classics we did study would often be translated in French...often times, translations lose some of their original meaning or tone, which can seriously impact your appreciation for them. Bottom line: I need to discover solid classics of English Lit.