New Year, New Books: 3 Ways To Stick To Your 2019 Reading Goals


By Lamees Shaban | 7th January, 2019


It’s the start of a new year, and everyone’s made their New Year’s Resolutions that they’re never going to stick to. If one of them is to read more in 2019, I’m here to make sure that’s one you will achieve.


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Whether it be fiction or non-fiction, murder mysteries or gardening books, reading more is a great goal to aim for at the start of a new year.


We all know how hard it is to get back into the groove of reading once you’ve been out of the game for a while. If you’re having difficulty with that, there are definitely ways you can ease yourself back into the flow of reading again. But if your goal is simply to squeeze in more books than you’ve already got lined up, I’ve highlighted three simple guidelines to follow to make the process a lot easier.


  1. Consciously make more time for reading during the day. Specifically setting aside a time to read will help you get more pages read throughout the day. Things like setting a reminder on your phone or dedicating a specific time in the day to read can definitely help to squeeze in more book time.



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2. Bulk-buy books. I don’t mean throw your budget out the window and purchase 20 books at a time, but buying several books at once will make you much more likely to read them once they’re piled high on your bedside table. Staring at you. Reminding you of the money you spent. You get the idea.


3. Borrow books from people. Not only is this going to save you money, but you’ll be surprised at how many people are eager to get their favorite book into someone else’s hands. Your bookish friends are a treasure trove of new and undiscovered books, so it would be a shame not to tap into their libraries.


Although many think New Year’s Resolutions are almost always doomed to fail, actively and consistently making small efforts to reach your goals can truly help. So good luck in 2019, and happy reading!



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