I’m sure I’m not alone in needing to reign in my spending. In fact, one of the most common complaints I hear from people (both on and offline) is that somehow, in the past couple of years, BUYING books has replaced finding the time to READ them.

I know that for me personally, the less time I make for reading, the more easily swayed I am by online reviews or round-ups into loading up my cart and Amazon and creating yet another to-be-read pile on my overstuffed shelves.

So with that in mind, here are my resolutions for 2016:

  1. No new books for me this year. ESPECIALLY no romance novels. I could literally read a romance novel a day for every day of 2016 with no repeats, and I may just have to do that to free up some shelf space.
  2. I’m going to make a serious effort to read some of what’s on my shelves, possibly even review them, and then hand on any that aren’t destined to be keepers.
  3. While I’m at it: no new subscription boxes. Barkbox stays, and the new Kawaii box gets a six-month trial, but that’s it for the year.

So what are your resolutions? Are you making any special plans to tame the shopping-and-clutter monster this year?