What’s Your 2021 New Year’s Reading Resolution?

Every year lots of us make New Year’s resolutions, planning to lose weight, learn a new skill, quit a bad habit or exercise more. Among the top ten resolutions many people make is the resolution to read more.

Despite our good intentions, many of us struggle to make good on our promises to ourselves as the year goes on. Perhaps if we were to make a more specific plan we could be more successful in achieving our goal. Here are some reading resolutions you may want to consider for the year ahead:

“I want to read more Biographies”

Recently we’ve acquired new biographies focusing on people from many walks of life. Mad at the World is about the life of John Steinbeck, the author of many classic American novels such as The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. Sports fans might enjoy The Making of a Miracle: the Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal-Winning US Olympic Hockey Team Mike Eruzione. Of interest to history buffs may be How Ike Led: the Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.

“I want to read to my kids more”

Little dancers will love Bunheads, the story of young girl who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppelia, or Boys Dance, a reminder that dancing is for everyone. The Youngest Marcher will appeal to the smallest activists, and naturalists will enjoy Knowing the Name of a Bird.  Lucky kids who have a cat or dog will relate to Maisy Gets a Pet.

“I want to read 100 books this year”

Mystery, Romance, Historical Fiction, How-To, Self-Help,Thrillers, Horror, Non-Fiction, True Crime and many more genres await you at the library. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can request it through interlibrary loan or download it to your electronic device with the Hoopla or Axis 360 apps. Library sponsored reading challenges throughout the year help to boost your motivation.

“I want to sink my teeth into a great series”

Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club and the Alex Cross series are popular with Dillsburg readers. Foodies devour Child’s Tea Shop Mysteries and Fluke’s Hannah Swensen Mysteries. Feline fans fall for Brown’s Mrs. Murphy Mysteries and Anglophiles adore Beaton’s Agatha Raisin and Hamish McBeth series.

Whatever your 2021 reading resolution, the Dillsburg Library is here to help you follow through and succeed. Stop by or call us for more reading recommendations. Happy New Year and Season’s Readings!!!!

Lynn Michels