Happy New Year, blogging buddies!! *tosses confetti*
So. Many of you made resolutions. Many of you didn't.
I fall somewhere in between.
You see, I haven't made a list of goals or anything. BUT I do know which goals I want to accomplish. Even so, I'm not going to actively pursue them (save for finishing my WIP and surviving my second semester of grad school). The others will stick around in my mind, but I won't freak out if they don't happen.
And this is where I jump into the folks-who-make-resolutions pile.
Obviously, I love books. Be them YA or adult. But I've noticed a pattern in my purchases--there is very little contemporary fiction. *slaps wrist*
Sure, you gotta have your preferred genres, but diversity is always welcome, right? And it's not like I don't like contemporary fiction. It is made of win. So why have I been ignoring it?
Because of this, I've decided to make... wait for it... a list. Of YA contemporary books I'll read this year. My goal? To read at least 30. The rest I buy will be in the other genres I've exploited. :D
I'm calling this my 30 Contemp Books Challenge. I'll be writing down every title I get my hands on, just so I remind myself why I'm doing this--to grow as a writer. To soak up the sheer awesomeness of others as a reader. To not be so freakin' predictable.
My New Year's resolution: to do what I don't.
Well, I think RPattz says it better than I ever could:
What about you? Doing anything you don't usually do this year??