16 New Year’s Resolutions for Book Lovers – #fanfun

happy new year 2016

16 New Year’s Resolutions for Book Lovers – #fanfun

1. You promise yourself you won’t add any more books until you finish your TBR (to be read) pile.

2. You promise to stop using everything but a cool bookmark to keep your place.

3. You’ll donate books that have been sitting on your shelf to another reader.

4. You promise to finally read that classic novel you’ve been meaning to for years.

5. You promise to read a book by an author you haven’t tried before.

6. You promise to get your shelves organized.

7. You promise to tackle some huge series like Game of Thrones or the Memory House Collection.

8. You promise to smile when your book club picks a title that doesn’t appeal to you.

9. You promise you won’t judge people when they tell you what their favorite book is.

10. You promise to read a different genre at least once this year.

11. You promise to stop babbling on about the current book that you are obsessed with when you know your friends are zoning out.

12. You promise to explore literary haunts where you live or make a trip to see.

13. You promise to be patient when someone interrupts your reading time.

14. You promise not to spend all your bookstore gift cards in one trip.

15. You promise not to care when you lend a book to a friend. It’s in good hands.

16. You promise not to stop reading and maybe even fit in some more reading this year!

A version of this article appeared on BuzzFeed – http://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/new-year-new-books?bffbbooks&utm_term=.lyO6RZJyG#.kyNV4P3kA

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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