Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is bookish resolutions and goals! I did a similar thing back in December with my post 8 Bookish Goals for 2018!, so I’m going to take a slightly different angle on this and talk about what kinds of books I want to read this year instead.

10.) DayZero Goal: Finish 7 more books from the Modern Library 100 Best Novels list

I’ve talked before about DayZero, and half of this list is going to be made up of the reading goals I set up for myself on that list. I had a goal to read 10 books from the Modern Library 100 Best Novels list, and I’ve read 3 so far. I have my TBR listed on the DayZero goal page!

9.) DayZero Goal: Read every Stephen King novel

Another DayZero goal, and one that I’ve talked about pretty extensively. For a more in-depth discussion of this goal, see this post: State of the King Address: My Stephen King Reading Quest

8.) DayZero Goal: Read 4 books suggested by friends

This goal was originally for 5 books, and I read one that my partner suggested last year. My problem earlier? I didn’t have friends who liked to read! Friends who don’t read don’t make book suggestions, so I was a bit stuck.

I DO have friends who read now, though — and that includes you! Want to help me with this goal? Suggest a book for me to read in the comments!

7.) DayZero Goal: Read a Sherlock Holmes novel

I have A Study In Scarlet on my shelf waiting for me. I just need to stop getting overwhelmed by other books and read it.

6.) DayZero Goal: Read Paradise Lost

I read about a quarter of Paradise Lost for one of my Intro To The English Major classes. We weren’t required to read the whole thing, which was good because I moved the weekend before finals week and lost my textbook in this mess:

An old photo of stacks of books lining the walls of a bedroom 3/4 of the way around and veering into the center of the room. Stacks are about 2 to 2 1/2 feet high.

A stack of YA fiction in the corner of a small bedroom. There are about six stacks of books ranging from 1 to 2 1/2 feet high.

…so now I want to read the whole thing! I know where my book is now. I can totally do this.

5.) Read the backlist YA I own already

I own a LOT of books that I haven’t read. My YA collection isn’t as big as some other parts of my collection, so getting through the ones I haven’t read yet shouldn’t actually take as long as other kinds of books will. I bought them for a reason — I want to read them!

4.) Check out more adult fiction from the library

I tend to stick pretty close to YA when checking books out from the library, but I want to branch out some more and read more adult fiction, too! I like adult fiction, but I don’t really know where to go when I enter that section of the library, so more often than not, I just don’t.

3.) Read more new middle grade books

Most of the middle grade I’ve read are books from when *I* was part of the target age group… I would like to change that and read some newer things!

2.) Read fewer books that don’t interest me

Sometimes I find myself picking up books because they look like ones I SHOULD read rather than ones that actually intrigue me. I don’t want to do that anymore. I need to read more fun stuff.

1.) Read a new-to-me series

I am not a big series person. I am impatient, get irritated when a series sags in the middle, and always seem to end up in ones that start out great but end up being pretty awful. So, I want to find a new series out there (preferably one that’s completed) that I’ll like! I want to give series another try.

What are some of your bookish goals? Do you have any book suggestions for me? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals!

    1. It does! I browse it occasionally. Yesterday I picked up a biography on George Herriman and MY CAT YUGOSLAVIA by Pajtim Statovci. Here’s hoping I have time to read them. 😅


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