2016 Bookish resolutions

So it's that time of the year! Usually I don't like making resolutions, but I had this one in my mind for while now.

Of course there's that famous Goodreads challenge and even though I don't take that one seriously, I'm going to set that one to 50 books. I also have loads of Penguin Little Black classics that will be counted in those 50 books, so that won't a huge challenge.


On the other hand I've decided that I want to do a theme for each month. It's almost like #AYearAThon, but then for myself and through the entire month. This will be my list:

January: mythology / ancient / middelgrade / children

February: contemporary / romance / LGBTQA+

March: (Classic) dystopian/ George Orwell

April: diversely / contemporary

May: World War / fantasy

June: diversely / contemporary

July: Slavery (classics) / huge classics

August: summer books / cute contemporary / cute classics

September: mystery / thriller

Oktober: Stephen King / horror

November: children

December: catching up on author / series


Of course I will read other genres as well, but my main focus will be on those that I've mentioned for each month. In my last Rory Gilmore update post I also mentioned some books that are mentioned on that list that I would like to read in 2016 as well. Here is again that tbr:

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

39. A Clockwork Orange by Athony Burgess

167. The Lottery And Other Short Stories by Shirley Jackson

191. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

206. Night by Elie Wiesel

214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe


There are some books that are on my maybe list, but if I can get to those ones I'm already happy.


Other than that I also would like to have a lower ''books I own-tbr'', because in my opinion I own way too many. So I would like to get back to ''where I order a book, when it arrives, read it immediately''-, which I did at the very beginning.


What are your resolutions for 2016?