Bye, bye 2019!
Before I start writing new resolutions for 2020. I would like to take a moment and reflect on the old ones (you can read about my 2019 bookish resolutions here).
My 9 resolutions for 2019 were:
- Set a reading goal and hopefully read 90 books.
- Complete a series or trilogy.
- Read one 1000 pages long book.
- Read a book by an author I never heard about.
- Explore a new genre.
- Review all the books I read on Goodreads.
- Take a literary walking tour.
- Read a book recommended by a friend.
- Try audiobooks.
Set a reading goal and hopefully read 90 books
This year I read 50 books, compared to the 87 books I read last year. It was still an amazing reading year. I discovered many new authors like Charlie Jane Anders and S.A. Chakraborty. I re-read some old favorites like Lord of the Rings trilogy and came across some new favorites like Imperial Radch trilogy.
Complete a series or trilogy
I also started and completed reading several other trilogies:
Read one 1000 pages long book
I didn’t read a 1000 pages book, my longest one was 659 pages long. Maybe 2020 will finally be the year when I read 1000 pages long book.
Read a book by an author I never heard about
My notion for fulfilling this one was to go to the bookstore and pick a book by an author, I have never heard of based on the cover and/or synopsis.
I didn’t go to the bookstore exactly but I did read the City of Brass because I liked the cover. I was scrolling through my Kindle recommendation when I saw it and decided to read it because the cover is gorgeous. I ended up loving the book.
Explore new book genre
I decided to read more non-fiction but didn’t really explore the genre.
Review all books I read on Goodreads
As predicted last year I started strong at the beginning of the year and then I became too lazy to write reviews so I just rated books.
Take a literary walking tour
In the end, I didn’t go on the literary walking tour. I wanted to go for one in Zurich, Switzerland but ended up being too lazy to go.
Read a book recommended by a friend
I bought and read Melmoth because my boyfriend thought that synopsis sounded interesting so I’m counting that one as the book recommended by a friend. 😀
I did try audiobooks, I listened to several of them but ultimately I realized I like Kindle and paper format more.
I hope you all had an amazing year and I wish you an even more amazing 2020. Let me know in the comments below how you did with your resolutions. In the following days, I will post my updated resolutions for booklovers that you can try in 2020. Until then have a nice day and/or night!