I love making plans. I delight more in planning than the actual execution of my plans. And when it comes to reading, I try my best to be more flexible in deciding what books I want to read next. However, I have some goals I would like to achieve in the next few months, so I thought why not make a post about it?
General reading plans
Read more books during commuting.
As I mentioned in my February wrap up, I’ve recently started my full-time internship, meaning that I have to commute every weekday for around 30 minutes. I try to make most of that time reading instead of staring into nothing or listening to music. My goal is to read my e-ARCs and listen to my audiobooks in this allocated time.
Read more books at night before going to bed.
This was a habit I used to have several years back, but somehow I fell out of it. It’s mainly because I recently got addicted to a PC game called Stardew Valley, and I would play it for hours until I realise that it’s already midnight and I’d hurriedly go to sleep. I hope I’ll have more self control in the future, and divide my time to playing for a couple of hours and reading before I go to bed.
Do not rush on the audiobooks.
I am loving this whole audiobook thing. I’ve only started, but I do realise that in the future I don’t want to have the monthly Audible subscription because it’s just too expensive for me. So, I hope I can read one audiobook per two months, which means I have to slow down when I’m listening to my books so that I won’t finish it in only a week and have nothing to listen to for the following one and half months.
Watch more book to movie adaptations.
I try to watch many movies from all kinds of genres, but I’ve always wanted to watch a lot of book to movie adaptation. It doesn’t even have to be a book that I have read already, but just any book! Some movies I’m interested in include: The Glass Castle, The Remains of the Day, and Tulip Fever.
Join a readathon.
I love readathons, and it’s been ages since I’ve joined one! I need to be more proactive and actually look for upcoming readathons, but I hope I can do at least one readathon (preferably one that happens for a week!) in the next few months, just to boost my read books count.
Books to read
Of course these aren’t all the books I plan to read in spring, but I hope to at least start reading these ones in the near future. I’ll definitely keep these books in mind when I’m deciding which books to read next.
- Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (currently reading)
- The Power by Naomi Alderman
- The Visitor by KL Slater
- The Retreat by Mark Edwards
- Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
What are your reading plans for spring? Let me know in the comments!