2018 Reading and Blogging Resolutions

Before I go into this post proper, I just want to say thank you to all of you who have followed me on this journey since I started in September, 2017 and also to those who I just met recently and who have already become my friends. The entire blogging community is so helpful and friendly and I’m so glad I know all of you.

Blogging has taught me a lot of things, it has allowed me to turn my love for something “trivial” into a hobby I love and I’m so glad I decided to start.

Even if you encountered challenges, hurt and sadness in 2017, I hope that your 2018 would be better in every way. I love you guys and..

So, I saw something similar to this by Rebecca @ My Life As a Sports Fangirl and I decided to do it too.
I don’t usually make new year resolutions because I feel they can’t be accomplished but this year, I’ve decided to challenge myself and I’m going to have this post here on my blog to remind me of the promises I’ve made.

So, let’s get to it! As you can see, this post is divided into two parts; my reading resolutions and my blogging resolutions.



The bottom line of my RR is to read at least 100 books in 2018. This is going to mean reading 1 book every 3 days or so. During school, this is going to be hard to achieve but I hope I’m going to be able to read more during the holidays.

Now this RR is divided into six parts:

1. Read at least 30 diverse books

Last year, I read very few diverse books because I didn’t know the concept of diverse reads until about a month after I started blogging which was around November. This year though, I hope I can consciously read a lot of diverse books.

2. Read at least one book written by authors who defined fantasy like Terry Prachett, Brandon Sanderson, Ursula Le Guin, Fritz Leiber and Robert Jordan.

This is a dream I wanted to achieve last year but I allowed myself to be swept away by hyped, new books. I hope I have more self-control next year.

3. Read 5 nonfiction books.

This will include biographies, autobiographies and motivational books.

4. Read every single book I DNF’d last year

Last year, around December, I got frustrated with books too quickly. My new rule this year is to DNF books that I don’t enjoy by the 50th page (and not the 10th 😂😂😂)

5. Read 5 classics

I’m not going to enjoy this one but I want to do it.

6. Request only 3 ARCs per month from blog tours and Netgalley.

This is going to be pretty hard since I’m a tour host for about six different blog tours but I hope I can show a lot of self-control and stop myself from requesting books all the time.

As for Netgalley, with the new rule and as an international blogger, I can hardly request books but I can still download some “ready-to-read” books if I want to (correct me if I’m wrong) and again, I need to have an amazing self-control.


This is very short. It’s just about doing my best to have at least 15 posts each month. I also hope I can create one bookish meme and one book tag. I’m also going to be doing Top Five Tuesday (by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm) once in a while and any short, interesting tags I’m tagged in.


And that’s it!!!💃💃💃


I hope you guys enjoyed this post and wish me luck!😊❤


What are some of your New Year resolutions? Let’s discuss.


~~The graphics were made by me using PicsArt.


18 thoughts on “2018 Reading and Blogging Resolutions

  1. Shealea says:

    Wow, wishing you all the best with your goals! Blogging still isn’t a top priority for me, so my blogging goals are pretty few. Still, I’m hoping to still be able to maintain somewhat of a presence in the community. I don’t know. We’ll see. I’m so excited for your content, though!

    Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

    P.S. As promised, I’m leaving 💖✨💖✨ in my wake. Happy New Year!

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  2. divabooknerd says:

    Such a wonderful list of goals this year Taiwo and I love that they’re achievable. I think too often we set unrealistic goals for ourselves and especially with blogging, it takes the fun out of what’s a pretty fun and immersive hobby. Mine for this year is to try to post once a week, spread my reviews across my blog and Goodreads and to use my online time more effectively to visit and discover new blogs such as your cosy nook! I’ve been blogging for years now and seeing readers discover book blogging is always exciting! Can’t wait to follow your journey ❤

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    1. Taiwo B. says:

      Thank you so much! I know better than to set unrealistic goals. I’ve done that before and it didn’t turn out well. Lol. Your resolutions are very achievable too. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Thanks so much for visiting my cosy nook as you called it 😄❤


  3. Hayley at RatherTooFondofBooks says:

    Great post! I like how you’ve broken down how you plan to read this year. I’m trying to read more non-fiction in 2018 too and also want to read more classics. I’m definitely finding that some classics are more to my taste than others so I hope it ends up being the same for you and that you find some that you’ll enjoy this year.

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