It’s no secret that we all love books here at the Texas Book Festival, so in 2014, we’re pledging to become better readers. Here’s a list of five New Year’s reading resolutions that we recommend for everyone, including ourselves.
1. Recommend more books to your friends.
Read something amazing? Then you should shout it from the rooftops. Don’t keep those hidden gems to yourself, share your reading recommendations with those you love.
2. Finally read that classic novel you’ve been avoiding.
We are all guilty of not reading at least one classic literary tale. If you’ve avoided Moby Dick or Brave New World for most of your life, then it’s time to finally tackle that timeless novel in 2014. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
3. Try reading a new genre you have avoided in the past.
In the new year, try reading a genre you’ve never read before. It may open up some doors for you (and your library!) Plus, genre stereotypes are so 2013.
4. Join a book club.
Book lovers of the world, unite! This resolution needs no explanation. If you’re not already part of a book club, 2014 is your year to jump on the bandwagon and join one.
5. Post your book reviews on a blog or website.
It doesn’t matter where you post it, just get your opinion out there. If you read something you enjoy, rate and review regularly. Your opinion matters more than you know.