I started out strong in 2017 with my reading. I had a goal of 50 and thought I was bound to reach it by the summer. As it usually happens, I hit a wall halfway through a mediocre book I had been so excited to start. I tried to switch it up and try others, but then not finishing a book I had started began to bother me. Now, three months later I’m beginning to think I should get over it and get reading. Here are some things I’m doing to get back on track with my goal:
One. Book subscription boxes.
I’m already addicted to my OwlCrate Box and I’m thinking of joining Book of the Month Club too. Getting a themed box is a fun way to get invested in books you wouldn’t normally pick for yourself.
Two. Following Bookstagram Accounts
Instagram is my favorite social media platform. I really enjoy seeing other people’s adventures, even if it’s their daily routines. The Bookstagram community is amazing and the talent they have for flatlays is unmatched in my opinion. Some of my favorites are: Crime by the Book, Bibliotrix.Lestrange, accio_library, dropandgivemenerdy
I love love love Podcasts. They get me through my workday and there are so many out there you never know what you’ll become addicted to listening to. My favorite book Podcast of the moment is All the Books! from Bookriot. They are a weekly Podcast that cover books being released that week. Liberty and Rebecca are so much fun to listen to and I’m jealous that this is their jobs!
Four. Online Book Clubs
There are plenty of online/celebrity book clubs to join. I love Emma Watson’s monthly Q&A’s as part of Our Shared Shelf and Reese Witherspoon has a separate Instagram account of her fabulous book recommendations. Don’t forget about Pinterest where you can find other people’s recommendations and links to awesome things like The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.
Five. Audiobooks and Ebooks
Sometimes my podcast selection is scarce or I’m not in the mood for any of my Spotify playlists. Audiobooks are great when doing easy work projects, cleaning, or long drives. I’m currently listening to The Eye of the World (read the physical book four years ago) as part of Frostbeard Studio’s monthly read along.
How are your reading goals coming along? Any recommendations?