It’s officially 2019, how did that happen? I know I might be a little bit late to the party, but I have made one proper New Year’s Resolution which I want to put out into the universe- I want to read more books this year.
I know how vague this sounds, so I’m going to put a number on it- I want to read 5 books this year. That’s not a lot for some people, but I can’t remember the last time I finished a book, so this feels like a challenge to me.
I hear people talking about being utterly gripped by books all the time, and I want in on this! I want the escapism, the cosy feeling of reading a book inside under a blanket whilst it’s grey and miserable outside, and I definitely want a break from my phone screen.
Now, the details. I want to read at least 2 fiction books, because I think this is where the proper escapism comes in. I don’t know if I’m ready to commit to a Harry Potter-esque series, but I want to lose myself in a glorious, fictional world. I think the other 3 books will be self-development books because these are the ones that make me excited; not so much the faddy ones which promise to change your life in 30 seconds, but I recently half read a book about near-death experiences, and I found that so interesting. I love the type of books that lift you out of your narrow box of thinking and give you a totally new perspective that you hadn’t thought of before.
So, here are the books I am planning on reading:
- My Story by Jo Malone
- Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell
- On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
- The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
- I’m still undecided- I need another fiction book to complete my list, so any suggestions would be gratefully received!
I have to admit, the other reason I like this New Year’s Resolution is because it’s totally lazy, and I don’t need to do any extreme exercise or diet to complete this. I don’t even have to leave my sofa, which is an added bonus!
I’ll keep you updated with progress on my New Year’s Resolution but let me know if you’ve read any of the books on my list- I’d love to know what you think of them!
Speak to you soon,