Top Ten Tuesday is an event hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I have made a few resolutions for 2016, but not all of them are related to this blog. But here are 10 bookish resolutions that are relevant:
1) Read More
I did not read as much as I would have liked last year. I set my Goodreads challenge to 50 books for 2016. I think this is a reasonable goal.
2) Review More French Works
Since I am a French graduate student, I naturally read a lot of French works. However, I tend not to review those books on this blog. I will try to cover more French literature in 2016.
3) Revive Literary Flashback
I planned on reviving Literary Flashback in 2015, but I failed. In truth, I didn’t really know what I wanted this series to be about. I now have a clearer idea of what I want to post on Saturdays. Literary Flashback is basically the miscellaneous space on my blog. Each week I will discuss essays and letters written by famous authors, themes from books I’ve recently read and reviewed, or book-related trivia. I want to keep it informative and fun.
4) Keep Up With My Reading Challenges
5) Add More Resources to Medieval Corner
I want to read and introduce people to more medieval texts (secular and religious). There are also some secondary sources I’ve come across on such topics as Church/State and the Crusades that I would like to discuss on this blog (ex. Sacred Violence by Jill N. Claster).
6) Read Don Quixote
This is the year! I will finish Don Quixote.
7) Make More Reflection Posts
I sometimes read books with themes that I want to discuss further on this blog. This year, I will write more reflection posts so that those who have already read the book can join in the conversation. I will of course warn readers of spoilers. Some of the books I read (like The Diary of a Country Priest) contain religious themes that may not be appropriate for this blog. I will write reflection posts on such books on my religious blog. I will, though, review The Diary of a Country Priest on this blog because, like Gilead, I think this book could be enjoyed by anyone interested in spirituality and discussions about the meaning of life.
8) Read More Modern Works
I have been blogging long enough to know what books have come out recently. I have a reasonable list of modern works that I would like to read in 2016. I will try to get to at least 3 of them.
9) Post More Poems
I love poetry. I will post more poems that I love.
10) Read a Recently Published Young Adult Book.
When I was a teenager I did not read YA. I’ve always had a phobia of books marketed toward young adults. This is mostly because I can’t stand romance. However, I’m also aware of how irrational this phobia (like any other) can be. In 2016, I will try to read at least 1 recently published YA book. Currently, I’m interested in reading The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Reviewers whom I respect have given excellent reviews to this trilogy. I look forward to reading them this year.