I was tagged by the lovely Ameriie to do this New Year's Bookolutions video, so here we go!
And for your convenience, I've typed out most of what I've said:
The Seven Realms series, with The Demon King as the first book, by Cinda Williams Chima. I LOVE high fantasy. I've heard such great things about this series from blogger friends, and almost every one of the books in the series has gotten a starred review from Kirkus. Kirkus Reviews is like my soul twin when it comes to reading experiences; about 90% of the time, I agree completely with their reviews. So, anyway, I'm really glad that all the books in the Seven Realms series are available. If I end up liking The Demon King, then I'll have a lot of fun binge-reading the rest of the series!
Number two, a series I plan to finish:
Number three, a book that I've put off reading year after year:
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison. I was supposed to read this in my last year of college for my Biological Basis of Psychopathology class, but something came up and I only got to about page 70. Maybe this isn't really "year after year," but this book has been on my mind for so long! This is a memoir from Dr. Jamison about her bipolar disorder, and those 70 pages were really well written and insightful.
Does it count if I say Harry Potter? I reread the series over break. But in all seriousness, I would say The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. I read The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley with my friend, and in return she said that she would finally read The Thief if I read it with her. The Queen's Thief series is one of my all time favorites. It's a fantasy with hints of a Byzantine Greek inspired world. Lots of political intrigue, some romance, a great main character and side character cast. It gets better with each book, and I'm looking forward to diving back in.
Number five, a genre that I'd like to read more of:
Number six, the number of books I want to read:
Another tough question! The first year I started my blog, I had a page where I kept track of how many books I'd read per month and then per year. First year it was over 140. My second year over 190. BAD CHRISTINA!! I was still in college. I needed to be doing school work, not READING. I don't know how many I read last year, and this year I probably won't keep track either, but I'll say anywhere between 50 and 75. I have a lot of other non bookish goals this year, so I've got to devote some time to them too!
And my one non-bookish resolution... Oh gosh, make me pick only one, when I've written an entire post about these??? I guess that I would like to be more open with my family and friends, and to do things for them more often. Here's where I tell the story of my brother and the giant Hunger Games poster.
It's not an entirely CONCRETE resolution, but just something I've been thinking about lately.
So I'm probably supposed to tag people to continue this, but if y'all want to use the tag, you should! Connect booktube and blogging :) and talk about your bookolutions!
How would you answer these questions? What are some of your book and non bookish resolutions? Let me know!