Earlier this month I told myself I wouldn't set any reading goals for the year to come but these aren't really reading goals; more like reading activities I won't be doing. The first six months of 2018 will be me dealing with finals, a new semester and handling in my dissertation. And I don't think I'm ready. Don't get me wrong, I want to finish and be done with academia for the time being but I'm also a bit worried about my mental well-being, not gonna lie. And I've decided that as much as I would love to read for fun to unwind, it's not going to be a priority. At least from January to June. So here are my reading goals for 2018.
If you've been reading my blog or following me on social media, you probably know that I haven't been in the greatest reading mood. However, I've realised that what is happening right now it's not an isolated moment. Looking back I've noticed that for the past two years - both in 2017 and 2016 - there have been periods when I stopped reading altogether and that is something that hasn't happened to me before. It's become clear that these burnt-out moments are due to blogging and bookstagramming. I've let having to put content out there get the better of me and I'll try my hardest to stop doing that. I'll post whenever, and the same goes with my instagram account. Sometimes I'll have more bookish things to talk about, sometimes I won't but I refuse to put content out there for the sake of it if I have nothing to say. As you will see, 2018 is all about relaxing reading. It's about making reading fun again and not a 'social media' activity.