I can't believe it's time for me to talk about my resolutions for next year.
I know it's really cliche but 2016 actually went so quickly. This year has been a very big one! I can't begin to explain how great it's been to have joined the book community, and this year Picnic Reads turned one!
Going back to find my resolutions post from last year was hilarious! Since the lovely Kelly has given my blog a whole new look, all my reviews and posts look like this:
As my font and background used to be different! *internal cringe*
1. The real test on this goal is whether you enjoy my reviews. I have definitely put much more effort in to them, and I'm now officially a gif-a-holic if that's a thing?
2. I did indeed join bookstagram! Bookstagram is amazing because it's a combination of two things I love books and photography. There are some really talented booktagrammers, and I really like to look at their beautiful photos!
3. Although I didn't participate in a read-a-thon, I did participate in Book Challenge within the Australian Book Bloggers Goodreads Club, which ran this year and that was very fun to do. I also have read (and counting) 85 books for my Goodreads Challenge!
4. This year, I have met so many people online and in real life! It's amazing to talk with booklovers on social media and I have absoloutley loved talking with some lovely people! The book community is so welcoming and the people are so nice! I even met up with some people at heaps of book events which was really nice!
I'm going to keep to four goals again this year, I think that if I only have a couple, it will be much easier to focus and achieve them.
1. To finish reading Harry Potter
So far I have been making good progress on this goal. I have read Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone as well as Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets this month, and I am going to keep to my promise to you guys that I will read at least one Harry Potter novel each month until I finish it! I don't want to be a muggle anymore, I want to be a wizard! (Sorry for the delay on the reviews of those two books by the way, I am a bit behind so I will catch those up as soon as I can)
2. Read more diverse books written by #ownvoices
This goal is one that is very important and I urge you aswell to take up this goal. Next year I really, really want to read more books that have diverse characters and settings in them, I also think that it's very important that the books are written by #ownvoices people who have personally experienced what their character does. It's so important that books are written by authors who truly understand what their character goes through because THEY have aswell. There are so many wonderful lists floating around of books written by #ownvoices & I encourage you to search up #ownvoices to find some of the recommendations!
Here are some Diverse Reads on my most anticipated list:
3. To complete my Goodreads Challenge
Whatever number of books I choose to read (because I honestly have no idea) I really want to complete it, this is kind of an obvious goal, but it's the best when you get to the set amount of books you wanted to read for the year. I would love to read 100 books, but I don't know if I can do it!
4. To work out my commenting system
So over this month I have had some serious issues with comments! I've been trying to find a system that I could install so that you will get my replies. I have installed Disqus which I'm hoping will work better than what I've had, but I'm still just seeing how things go! Hopefully, by the end of next year I will have fully functioning comments!
So those are my goals for next year! Do you have any reading goals for next year? How many books are you hoping to read?
Thankyou for an amazing 2016! I hope you all had a really good year, if you didn't, know that 2017 is right around the corner.