It’s that time of the year again! The New Year has just begun, and its time to look back on the last 12 months to see how far you have come, and reflect on what you have achieved from the previous year. What were your goals, and to what extent you were able to keep up with those resolutions? What were the mistakes that we made and, how are we going to correct them this year? This year should not be the same as all previous years.
A new year means an opportunity to experience new things, read new books, explore new ideas and expand your literary horizons. Before all this, it’s time to think about your new year reading resolutions! Our New Year’s resolutions can be simple, and achievable rather than setting unrealistic goals and then punishing ourselves to achieve those goals. We can set the goals based on our self-compassion. In that way, we can keep our resolutions and feel happier in the process. Making yourself committed to your resolutions can result in a healthier, more balanced and satisfying year.
Setting a New Year’s resolution is one of the traditions of a new year. Similarly, another unwanted tradition is breaking those resolutions within a month. However, this year should not be the same, you can change this undesirable tradition by setting a realistic and small goal that you can achieve with consistent efforts and achieve satisfaction.
To help achieve your New Year’s resolutions, you have to stay committed whether it’s reading more books, listening to more audiobooks, or organizing your bookshelves. Well, we have rounded up a list of 10 inspiring ideas for our readers that are easy to complete and make 2022 a book-filled year. Making an effort and completing even one (or more) of these resolutions can further increase your happiness and satisfaction. We have also shared some of our latest releases that you can read as one of your resolutions.
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Read More Books
One of the most popular new year’s resolutions is reading more books, and for the right reasons. This resolution is easily achievable as readers always tend to focus on more reading. This way, we can achieve our reading goals. We can bend this resolution as we need, track our reading, keep a reading log, attempt reading new genres and diverse authors. Get out of your comfort zone and experience the world from other perspectives.
Join a Book Club
Reading is often considered a reclusive activity; however, it doesn’t have to be this way. For this year, try joining a book club in your area to socialize and make some friends while reading. This way, you can come out of your comfort zone and interact with like-minded individuals. If your non-reading resolution was to socialize more, then you can have two for the price of one.
Trek a Mountain
Sometimes you have to do something just for the sake of pride and achievement. Hiking a mountain can bring an immense sense of pride and accomplishment. While attempting this feat, don’t forget to bring your favourite book with you because sometimes all you need is a dose of fresh air and your favourite book on a hillside. This activity can be one of those New Year’s resolutions that you will remember for a long time.
Declutter Your Bookshelf
Do you have books sitting in the bags, overflowing your shelves, or lying around different places in your house? If so, then it’s time to declutter and organize your bookshelves!
Cleaning out your space can create a sense of relief. Quell your stress by decluttering your bookshelves, donating any book you don’t read anymore to your book club or library to create a clean and organised place. It is a useful resolution if you don’t have enough shelf space for all the books you own, and it can be an exciting New Year’s resolution.
Reread a Favourite Book
While cleaning out your bookshelves, maybe you can find the all-time favourite book that you were planning to read again. It could be best-selling science fiction or classic romantic poetry—whatever it is, commit to reading it and experience the joy and thrill you felt the last time. This resolution is particularly easy to complete and has no downside. Reading your favourite book will bring back a remarkable sense of nostalgia and feelings you felt the first time.
Explore New Genres
For this new year, if you want your New Year’s resolution to be more rewarding, then try exploring new genres. This can open up new horizons and you can read more diverse books. Reading helps us learn new things, explore new worlds and experience new emotions.
For this resolution, pick a number and read that number of books of different genres that you don’t usually read. Try reading foreign authors and experience how they view the world. This experience can be remarkable with endless opportunities.
Write a Thank-You Card
One of the trending New Year’s resolutions can be writing a thank-you note to someone. It can be your teacher that helped you start a career, any family member that inspired you on the way, your favourite author that you love reading or your childhood friend that was always there for you. Buy a card, write down what changed you and how they inspired you, and send it. This will bring immense joy and pleasure, and they will cherish your kind words, and in a way, you will fulfil your resolution.
Finish a Book Series
You’ve always promised yourself to read that famous book series from the best selling author. Well, it’s time you make it happen. For this New year’s resolution, make sure to read the series that you always desired. You can read at any pace while enjoying the moments you experience during that read.
Support Your Local Library
Libraries rely on readers. Their survival is dependent on the community and the readers. Without them, the libraries fail to exist. Therefore, this year, make your New Year’s resolution to support your local library in every way possible. You can contribute and show support by donating your books, time, and money for the betterment of your community library and readers.
Have Fun While Reading
The most important resolution on the list is having fun and enjoying reading. Whether you managed to achieve other goals or not, you should always find ways to have fun and create memories to cherish. Reading is a source of joy and happiness and, we should do those activities that give us pleasure and personal satisfaction cause every day is a beginning of a new year.
Here are some of Austin Macauley latest releases that you can make a part of your new year’s resolution reads.
Like a Movie Subtitle is a mesmerising blend of poetry, imagery, and prose. The book is a combination of creative writing, colourful images and thoughtful phrases. This book will make you fall in love with the art of writing. The author’s beautifully expressed words make the book a treat for the eyes and mind.
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Blossomed With Love is a poetry masterclass expressing the feelings of the author for her loved one. The book describes the feelings, emotions, and sentiments expressed in a dreamy way. The sense of security, calmness and peace is reflected in her writing.
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Self-improvement Convo is a wonderful self-help book to improve self-esteem. It takes its readers on the path of confidence and positivity. The book teaches us about confidence and self-development. The book urges the readers not to get discouraged about their appearances, lack of confidence and other related issues. It encourages them to improve themselves to live a happy and steady life.
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Crows on Fetish is a poetic book filled with waves of emotions, from sadness, grief and depression to the rebirth of his emotional self. The book reflected the author’s loss and emptiness he faced and shaped those feelings into poetry.
The use of analogies in his writing reflects his thoughts of mind and soul. The beautiful portrayal of his thinkings during that time and the spirit and determination shown in overcoming his struggles.
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My Heart’s Words is a beautiful portrayal of the tragedy that the author faced when the sudden news of her mother’s death shocked her world.
Her world turned upside down and from an early age, she had to experience the harsh reality of the world. She expresses the pain and sorrow that she felt during that time in this book.
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