My New Year’s Reading Resolution

Another year has come and gone, but now it is 2020 (that feels so weird to type) and it seems as if most people have already released their New Year’s resolutions into the world. Now, I am going to be no different as this blog post will reveal my New Year’s reading resolution.

Last year, I very infrequently posted blog posts indicating the books I wanted to read for the month and/or season. There was never a consistent number of books and sometimes the number was downright unattainable for me. This year I want to take a new approach. Each month I will aim to read at least two books. And at the beginning of every month, I want to post a new blog post highlighting the two books I plan to read that month – in addition to other blog posts.

With that said, here are the two books I am planning to read in January 2020.

Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith


Patti Smith is one of my favourite authors, poets, and musicians of all time. So, when my Grandma and Grandpa gifted me this book for my birthday back in November I was ecstatic. However, since then I haven’t found the time to read it yet (I started school again in September of 2019 and forgot how time-consuming it can be) but that is all changing in January.

Okay, I am technically cheating since I started this book the day after Boxing Day but I will definitely be finishing it in January.

Year of the Monkey follows Smith as she is about to embark on a year of solitary wandering.



The Little Book of Hygge – The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking


Another book that was gifted to me that I haven’t got around to reading yet!

I don’t know what it is but there is something about self-help books that make me feel motivated, happy, and inspired. I don’t read self-help books too often but ringing in the New Year by reading one seems like a good way to manifest an incredible year.

According to the description for this book, found on the Chapters Indigo website, hygge is defined as the art of creating intimacy, cosines of the soul, the absence of annoyance, along with taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. And throughout this book, the author provides readers with more information on hygge, exactly what it is, and how readers can add it to their life.

The author also has a couple of other books I can definitely see myself checking out this year.

What books are you planning to read this month?

All book cover photos are courtesy of the Chapters Indigo website.


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