Ah, New Years Resolutions. A chance to set a high bar for ourselves in almost any aspect of our lives. So why not reading?
Not surprisingly, many of the HKB staff have set their own reading resolutions for 2013. We’ll try to check back in June to see how everyone is doing:
My boyfriend and I are sharing a reading resolution where we have to read one book of the other’s choosing per month. I’m going to be reading a lot of the great American classics, and he will be knee deep in YA! It should broaden both of our horizons…
Becca Langton, Editorial Assistant
I am going to read one non-fiction book for every four fiction books I read. Hopefully I will actually finish these non-fiction books and not just leave them halfway like I usually do!
Amy Orringer, Digital Coordinator
Mine would be to try and read more, especially adult fiction and perhaps dabble with some non-fiction too!
Megan Farr, PR Manager
My Big Reading News Year’s Resolution is to make more time to read books which aren’t our submissions! There is also a biography of Johnny Cash that I’ve been eyeing up for months, and I would very much like to finish Jenny Uglow’s biography of Hogarth. And, having recently bought THE DIVINERS, I would now like to read pretty much anything by Libba Bray.
Naomi Colthurst, Editorial Assistant
Mine is to make friends with my kindle and read ebooks. I am still so wedded to the print format and I think that it would be good to enjoy the digital format a bit more.
Sarah Odedina, Managing Director
Read at least 26 non-work books. One every two weeks.
Sara O’Connor, Editorial Director, Print and Digital
Mine is to read more out of my comfort zone. More graphic novels, more funny books and generally things I wouldn’t normally read.
Sarah Benton, Sales & Marketing Manager
Mine would be to read no more than two books at one time (instead of numerous ones, which means it takes me an age to finish any of them). And be strict about time put aside for work-related reading and time for books for my own pleasure – more adult fiction, and more poetry!
Georgia Murray, Editor
I definitely need to read more adult fiction – there are so many great books that I pass by on my way to the non-fiction! Also, most definitely I need to at least attempt CRIME & PUNISHMENT. It’s been staring at me for two years now!!
Cait Davies, Sales & Marketing Executive
So what are your reading goals for 2013? We’ve heard the best way to keep your resolution is to tell someone, so write yours below and we’ll check in with you in the summer too!