MY NEW YEAR'S READING RESOLUTIONS

  1. Read as much as I can.
    That's usually somewhere around 50 books a year and that's the target I've set on Goodreads. But I would love it to be more, and if it's a bit less, that's okay too, as long as I've tried my best!
  2. Read British books.
    Last year I read a big fat zero of them. I'm so ashamed of myself - I've unwittingly become very US-centric. There's a big wide world out there. And now that I'm staying in the US longer term, I need to be doubly careful about keeping my distinctive British voice. Reading UK books will help with this.
  3. Keep up to date with the UK book scene.
    Watch this space for a project that may result...
  4. Read more backlist.
    Aka books that came out before this year. I love new books and with my Book of the Month membership and being a @bookriot contributor I find out and get excited about new books all the time. But sometimes they're a bit overhyped. Sometimes it's nice to go back and read books that have stood the test of even a year or two.
  5. Read in French.
    I'm half French but my French is rusty. Reading in French takes a bit more effort but it's important to keep that part of my brain ticking over. And French books can be very different to UK/US books too and that's refreshing.
  6. Read one book in Spanish.
    I was fluent in Spanish once upon a time and I want to keep that up too.