Prepare For 2016: Reading Style

Reading Style

I know a lot of people who make a resolution for the new year of reading more books. I’m one of those people.

I love to read. There are many books that I would love to read, but I unfortunately cannot read six books in one day or read every book on my to-be-read list in one year. It’s just not possible.

Here are some ways you can read more in 2016 and make it fun for you.

1. Set a goal.

How many books would you like to read next year? You don’t have to hit your goal, but I do think it’s fun to challenge yourself.

A great way to do this is utilize the Reading Challenge from Goodreads.

2. Play Bingo.

Do a quick Google search and you’ll find so many different Bingo boards for reading. I’ve seen boards that say, “read a book with a blue cover” or “read the first book of a trilogy” or “read a book written by a female author.”

There are many different variations and it’s a great way to find new books to love and enjoy.

3. Pick Books out of a Jar.

Write the books on your to-be-read list on individual pieces of paper. When you’re ready to read a new book, pick one out of the jar. It’ll be a fun surprise each time.

4. Go to the Library.

I go to the library at least once a month for my writers’ workshop. I never get a chance to browse around, though. I’m hoping to change that next year.

If you have a library card, use it. Why not try books out for free?

5. Treat Yourself.

Buy yourself a new book weekly or monthly or however often you want. It’ll keep your bookshelf updated in case you ever get in a slump and don’t know what to read.

2016 is only a week away.

What are your plans to read more?

13 thoughts on “Prepare For 2016: Reading Style

  1. I like the idea of book bingo!

    My plan is not to read more, but to be a little more adventurous in my choices. I tend to stick with Authors I know and love.

    I started reading a little more widely at the end of this year so I want to continue on in that vein. Maybe partake in a couple of challenges too.

    • That’s a great idea. I do the same thing. I always read what I know I enjoy. That’s part of the reason why I added the book review policy. I want to broaden my horizons when it comes to books.

  2. I think I’m going to do a combination of these things. I have a dart board. I think I’ll assign titles from TBR pile to different numbers and that’s what I’ll read.

  3. This is a great post. I really like the idea of a bingo or a jar (I use both for prompts, actually). I’m just getting my reading list for 2016 ready so I can post it around January 1.

  4. These are some great ideas. Surprisingly I’ve read more books this year than in 2014 (just don’t ask me for the book count). Should give my thanks to Wattpad for that. Plus it introduced me to some new authors whose books/series I’ve added to my TBR list. Already read The Hunger Games and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo off my list because of Banned Books Week. What I’d like to try reading next year is The Girl on the Train. Other than that I’ll just try to read as much as I can.

    • The three books you’ve mentioned are all books I want to read. I’ve been on Wattpad, but haven’t explored it much. That’s on my to do list as well.

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