Morning my loves! Today’s post is about the resolutions I have set myself for the coming year. Over the last two years I have set myself only a few such challenges and those were; to read more poetry, to read more short story collections and to read more non-fiction (at that time I read absolutely none). I feel chuffed with those goals and so this year I have decided to set myself three more challenges. Like before, I will not be setting myself a specific number of these books to read but will definitely endeavour to read MORE of them. Here are my resolutions;
1# Read Around the World
I have realised recently that in terms of the variety in my reading, there isn’t an awful lot of it. That has pushed me to ‘read around the world’. My primary aim with this resolution will be to read books by authors from countries outside of my own and also translated works, whether that be in poetry, non-fiction, fiction or short stories, this is probably the resolution that I am most looking forward to. This is where I need your help, if you have recommendations for this challenge then pretty please let me know in the comments down below! You can get more information on this challenge here.
I would like to read more classics this year, that includes modern and children’s classics too. I read a couple last year and it has inspired me to read more! I have already bought some lovely Penguin Modern Classics Editions (Alice in Wonderland and Frankenstein) ready. I have also bought a boxset of children’s classics that include The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. What are your favourite classics? Let me know in the comments.
3# Sherlock Holmes
Even as I child I can remember my father loving the Sherlock Holmes stories and flipping through his book of the complete collection. In 2017 I bought a beautiful clothbound edition from the Wordsworth Library Collection which contains everything. This year I would like to get around to reading at least half of the stories in the (the book hits at around 1230 pages so don’t want to set myself up to fall by saying I’d read them all! I have already read A Study in Scarlet, which I read at the end of last year and I am really looking forward to reading all of the other stories.
Peace and pages