Happy new year everyone! It’s a new year with lots of new opportunities and new beginnings. I am sure that we all have some things that we want to change from last year. All of us are looking forward to a better and more productive 2019 in every aspect of our lives. For me, one of this aspect is my reading habits. For this week’s Top 5 Wednesday, here are my 2019 reading resolutions.

Top 5 Wedsnesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam (Thoughts on Tomes). If you are interested in participating, go to this goodreads group.

1. Read 50 books by the end of the year.

This is actually my way of saying that I want to read more for this year. I’ve read less and less books every year because of medical school. This year, I want to read at least 50. To make it more interesting, I also decided to participate in the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019 where I’ll aim to read books based on prompts.

2. Read (for leisure) at least 20 minutes every day.

So this will really help in my goal in reading 50 books. My problem is that I always think that I no longer time for reading for fun.  But since reading books is really my passion, I am sure that if I can find time for it if I really try harder.

3. Read a book that is outside of my comfort zone.

This 2018, I’ve mostly read books that I was sure I was going to like. I read the synopsis and reviews before reading. Most of the books I’ve read also belong to one or two genre that I am fond of. So for 2019, I want to take a chance. Read something that I may or may not like. Again, I feel like the Popsugar reading challenge will help a lot with this. Still, here are sub-goals in line with this reading resolution.

3a. Read at least 3 classics by the end of the year.

I have already three books in mind for this resolution of mine. I am aiming to read Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

3b. Read one book written by a Filipino by the end of the year.

I have a compilation of Nick Joaquin’s short stories but it was a DNF for me. I guess I should try to finish this one.

3c. Read at least one non-fiction book by the end of the year.

I think I’ve only read one non-fiction book my entire life. It was Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It was actually really good and inspirational.


How about you? What are your 2019 Reading Resolutions? I would really like to find out, comment and chat with me!

I’ve also written a blog post on How to Have Attainable New Year’s Resolutions. It contains my tip on how to make sure that you really have a shot at achieving your resolutions. I’ve applied it to my 2019 Reading Resolutions above.

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