New Year’s resolutions: read more books
Gracie Moore shares her top tips and tricks for sticking to your New Year’s reading resolutions as a student in 2023.
There is no denying that as university students, we don’t always have ample time to read those extra books outside of our degree reading lists. Having said that- if reading more books is your New Year’s resolution, there are a few tips and tricks which can make hitting those Goodreads targets much more achievable.
Although it sounds simple, exploring different genres and finding your favourites is essential in order to have a bigger desire to read. Sticking to the same genres makes it easy to become bored and not read so much.
It is important when you are a busy student to schedule reading time. I set aside half an hour a day (if I can) where I put my phone away and read as to avoid distraction.
On top of this, it’s super fun to connect with your friends on the Goodreads app and set yourself reading challenges- you can be nosey and see what they’re reading too! There is nothing more satisfying than updating your progress every time you read a book.
It’s super fun to connect with your friends on the Goodreads app and set yourself reading challenges.
Finally, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to read certain books in a strict timeframe: reading should be enjoyable and forcing yourself to read can turn it into a chore.
Whilst New Year’s resolutions to read more are a good starting point, they can often make us resent an activity, so be careful not to slip into this way of thinking and keep reading as a lighthearted pass time. Whilst it can be difficult to make time to read as a student, with these tips you should be well on your way to hit those targets for 2023. Happy reading!