So I’ve had a bit of a break over this festive season but now I’m back and I’ve collected ten of my New YA Resolutions that I will hopefully sticking to this year on Wear the Old Coat.
New YA? I hear you ask.
Nope I’ve not suddenly become extremely posh and well-spoken and Southern but I have decided that instead of doing any official reading challenges that require a fancypants button that I will undoubtedly fail and/or forget I’m doing them in the first place: I’m going to make my own Reading Resolutions.
In 2012 I pledge to read:
1) More YA books written by British authors : I was a horrible Brit last year. Blinded by the shining lights of American and Aussie YA where the beaches are golden, the bitchy girls are cheerleaders and the boys are paved with angst, I completely ignored books written by my fellow countrymen. And I know there are some brilliant ones that I’ve been missing out on. This will be remedied. Rule Britannia!
2) A YA paranormal romance that doesn’t make me want to punch things.
3) More YA contemporary.
4) More YA books told from a male perspective : Move aside ladies.
5) More YA historical fiction: This is a genre I just know I would love (history geek) but I have hardly read any.
6) More YA books written by debut authors.
7) Re– read my favourite YA books: I recently did a sort out of my book shelves and, after I pondered why on earth I decided to wear black on the day I would be scrambling around in dust, I made a pile of all my favourite books from my childhood/teenage years that I will be reading again this year.
8) More standalone YA books: A sequel? WHY DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE A SEQUEL?!
9) Some great self-published YA books: I didn’t have much luck with self-published YA last year so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to find a few hidden gems lurking in 2012.
10) More classic YA: The wonderful Flannery at The Readventurer is planning on challenging herself to read the classics that have been on her shelf for yonks and I’m going to steal shamelessly from her brain. There are so many classic YA that I have never read and I think 2012 is going to be the year to do just that!
Wish me luck!
Also, every year I make three real life resolutions and I thought I’d share them with you!
The first one is my unattainable one… but it’s always fun to dream.
1) Get published.
The second is more likely to happen but still a bit unlikely but it’s been something I’ve wanted to do forever.
2) Learn sign language.
The third is DEFINITELY going to happen.
3) Get a tattoo.
What are your New YA Reading Resolutions?