“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.”
Hi everyone! Nope, I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of 2017 either. I’ve been thinking over what I should make as my bookish resolutions for 2018 – in 2017 my goal was to read 150 books, which I wasn’t sure would be possible, but I ended up overshooting it by a massive amount – I’ve now read 251 books and counting!!
However, I’m going to have less reading time in 2018 so I’m not as concerned with numbers of books read, similarly, I’m not going to focus on tackling the vast number of books unread on my shelves (about 100 at my last count, give or take), as with less reading time I’ll have to focus on books sent to me for review instead.
So, I’ve decided it would be really fun to pick one author each year and read through their works. 2018 will be my year of Fitzgerald!
I absolutely adore The Great Gatsby and have just finished a re-read of it, but weirdly I haven’t read any other of Fitzgerald’s novels!
For my birthday this year I got this gorgeous set of his novels that I’d been lusting after for YEARS:
So I’m really excited to delve into the world of flappers and pearls and reading gorgeous hardbacks!
Other authors that I’ve only read one or two books of that have larger bodies of work I want to dig deeper into include; Daphne Du Maurier, Henry James, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and probably some others I’m forgetting!
What are all of your bookish resolutions for 2018? And did you achieve everything you wanted to for 2017? Let me know!