My 2018 Bookish Resolutions

A few days ago, I posted my personal and blogging goals over at Beauty Nerd, my lifestyle/beauty blog. But when I saw that this week`s TTT is bookish resolutions, I`ve decided to divide and conquer. Maintaining two blogs is not easy, so I`ve decided to separate my goals for each blog. Today I`ll share with you my bookish resolutions (hate the word) and my plans for Carmen`s Reading Corner.

                                                            Read 10 Classics

Back in my high-school glory days, I used to read classics all the time. But then I started reading less, and when I got back into it, it was mainly fantasy and YA contemporaries. I recently made a post with the classics I want to read in 2018, and hopefully, I can tick 10 out of that list. Or add new ones, but the main idea is that I want to enjoy classics again.

                                                            Read 8 Big Books

What do I mean by big books? Books over 500 pages. Last year I focused so much on quantity, I sometimes skipped over quality. And I`m not saying that all huge books are masterpieces. But for fantasy at least, more pages equal more world building and character development (or so I hope). A few big books that I have in mind are: "It", "The Final Empire", "War and Peace", "Strange The Dreamer" and "The Witching Hour". I obviously wanted to include "The Winds of Winter", but hey, it`s been pushed again. To 2020!!!!!!!

                                               Participate in Non-Fiction November

Since I`m going back to Uni to get my master's degree, this will be quite easy to do. At the moment, I`m debating between a master degree in Digital Marketing or one in Politics/ Economics (Management of European Institutions, to be more specific). Regardless of what I decide, I`ll probably read some books for class, though I have a couple of politic books that have been sitting on my TBR forever.

                                                       Read more literary fiction

I used to read more literary fiction when I was 16 than now at 28. I don`t know if it`s because I`m tired from work and I just want easy reads, but I mainly reach for YA (fantasy, contemporary, paranormal, you name it). I try to keep up with Haruki Murakami`s new releases, but other than that I`m behind on a lot of buzzing novels. In 2018 I want to read at least one adult literary fiction book per month, so if you have any recommendations from last year, let me know so I can catch up.

                                                       Start a Booktube channel

The scariest and yet most exciting thing I want to do in 2018, is to start a Booktube channel. I wanted to start one in 2017, but I let fear get the better of me. I was terrified that nobody would watch my videos, or worse, that people will say mean things. But until you try something, you can`t be sure of the outcome.

As for my blogging goals, I`d love to reach 80.000 pageviews. I`d also love to get my DA over 40. It would mean the world to me if I could reach 1k Bloglovin followers. Or 10k Instagram followers. But numbers are tricky, and they can never give you real satisfaction (plus, with all these changes, it's hard to increase your presence). I know I don`t have the biggest following, but I have a loyal group of online friends that I interact with regularly. And that means the world to me. Although it`s nice to have a specific goal to motivate you, the main thing I want to accomplish in 2018 is to still enjoy bringing out content. 

Let me know in the comments what are some of your 2018 bookish resolutions. How many books do you want to read this year?

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  1. Nice list! I'd like to read more classics as well. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday

  2. These are great goals! I want to read more classics this year, and after participating in Nonfiction November last year, I've been inspired to read more nonfiction this year. Good luck with your goals!

  3. Great goals!
    My TTT:

  4. great resolutions Carmen! I also want to do more Non-Fiction and literary fiction. A Booktube channel is indeed scary but exciting! good luck!

  5. Awesome list and I'm sure you'll achieve a lot of these goals. Your Bookstagram pictures are so pretty BTW. Good luck!

  6. All the luck with your resolutions! :)

  7. These are some great goals! I'd like to join Booktube this year too and I'm also planning to tackle some bigger books in 2018 - I'm reading It at the moment and enjoying it. =) Best of luck with all of your goals!

  8. I'm so focused on the numbers that I generally avoid big books, especially toward the end of the year. Like you, I need to aim for quality over quantity. Reading is more satisfying that way.

    Happy TTT!

  9. Starting a booktube channel sounds very interesting. Wishing you lots of luck! I'm going to go follow you on Bloglovin' now, so you're one follower closer to your goal!

  10. All the best with your resolutions! :-) Booktube is an exciting one!

  11. These are some great goals! I love the idea of focusing on bigger books, I should really do that too. Wishing you all the best with your booktube!

  12. BEST of luck with all of your goals. Totally relate to you about not starting a booktube channel for various reasons. It's hard to just move ahead and hit that publish button. If you do start one, let me know! I'd love to visit your channel. :)

    Thanks so much for the recent Finding Wonderland visit.