The new year is right around the corner, and so is the season for new year resolutions. You might think that you don’t have enough grit to stick through a resolution for a whole year, but today’s blog might give you some motivation. These new year resolutions are not particularly difficult to follow, but they will add some colour into your reading journey. Perhaps, they might challenge you to do something differently. Here are 6 new year resolutions for book lovers.

Lire plus de partout dans le monde

La plupart d'entre nous sommes exposés à la fiction et à la non-fiction britanniques et américaines. Mais une partie de la littérature la plus riche et la plus belle se cache dans les recoins des librairies, dans les rayons que personne ne regarde. La littérature mondiale est un genre prodigieux et mérite d'être exploré. Non seulement cela donne au lecteur une chance de voyager tout en étant assis au même endroit et de le familiariser avec des vies très différentes dans des géographies autres que la sienne, mais il l'introduit également dans différentes cultures. C'est une source des connaissances anthropologiques les plus profondes ainsi qu'une odyssée littéraire à part entière.

Explorez plus de genres

Even the best of readers tend to stick to genres they like best. But let this be the year you venture out of your literary comfort zone, and give a second chance to all those forgotten genres. If you’ve never delved into poetry thinking you won’t ‘get’ it, loop up a collection of Barrett Browning or Rumi to initiate you into the genre. And if you read only serious literary fiction, thinking all other fiction to be a pale, worthless imitation, you might just be surprised by the captivating power of a mystery.

6 résolutions du Nouvel An pour les amoureux des livres
6 résolutions du Nouvel An pour les amoureux des livres

Offrir plus de livres

Reading is not just about the physical and mental act of deciphering a story and its immense layers. It also has a social aspect to it. Building a community of readers who can engage in conversations about books is a blessing oft ignored. So this year, you resolve to gift only books for birthdays. This will not only be a personal gift, because it shows thoughtfulness on your part in thinking about the person’s likes, but will also have your personal literary readership trademark on it. In addition, it will encourage non-readers to read, and make already-readers extremely happy. So it’s a win-win!

Gardez votre bibliothèque sans encombrement et organisée

Now this is a truly difficult resolution for book lovers to maintain. But it’s also an important one – bookshelves are reflections of your personality. So this year vow to keep your books colour coded, or even arrange them according to genre. And without fail, remember to dust off the jackets of all hardcovers and front pages of all paperbacks lest they accumulate dust. Also remember to donate books you won’t read or exchange them in a free library, so that others can avail of reading opportunities and your bookshelf can be clutter free.

6 résolutions du Nouvel An pour les amoureux des livres
6 résolutions du Nouvel An pour les amoureux des livres

Écrivez des lettres, des cartes postales ou des courriels à vos auteurs préférés

This is not something readers usually think of. When they thoroughly enjoy a book, they bask in its awesomeness for a while, tell people about it eagerly, maybe even write a blog or book review about it. They might share it on Instagram, wordpress or twitter. But they don’t think of contacting the author. Authors meanwhile, really appreciate every sliver of validation they can get for their books. So this year, remember to write them postcards and letters if you want to go the old fashioned way. Else, tag them on your Instagram story at the very least!

Changez de coin lecture !

Most of us readers have a cozy corner, replete with blankets, mugs and perhaps a hot cup of coffee where we like to read. But sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a little bit. You could touch up your reading corner and redecorate it. Maybe with a new quilt, or a new mug or even photographs of people or books. Or you could shift it to a newer location – maybe near a window, or near your bookshelf. You could also add a new mini shelf beside it to keep your favourite books. Or best of all, you could shift your reading spot outside – and resolve to read more in open spaces. On a bench perhaps, or in the balcony?

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