Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is: Bookish Goals For 2018
1. Read my own books
My biggest overarching goal for 2018 is to read the books I own. I have a lot of lovely unread books that I’ve been meaning to read that I need to prioritize this year. The TBR Pile Challenge as well as the Mount TBR Reading Challenge will hopefully help me accomplish this.
Many of the following goals should help reinforce this too! (fingers crossed)
2. Review (most of) the books I read in a timely fashion
Note to self: the longer you wait to write a review after finishing a book, that harder it will be to write. Also, this may sound crazy, but taking the time to jot down a few notes throughout your reading will make the whole review process easier.
3. Read more classics
Classics used to make up a fairly large percentage of my reading. This has changed over the past few years however, and I now want to increase my classics consumption.* I’m sure my participation in the Classics Club and Back to the Classics will help dramatically.
*I’ve been pretty good at reading modern classics
4. Read more nonfiction
I’ve mentioned before that while I’m very good at picking up nonfiction, I’m not very good at actually reading and completing nonfiction. There are so many nonfiction reads I’m excited about and interested in; many of which are waiting on my bookshelves. Ideally, I’d like to read one nonfiction book a month, but I’ll be very happy if I read six in 2018. Some of the titles I’m especially interested in reading are:
5. Host a few blog events
I really enjoy participating in other blogger’s events and would love to host some of my own readathons and readalongs. I’m off to a good start with this goal, as I’ll be hosting my first readathon next month!
The Persephone Readathon will take place from February 1-11. (You can sign up here) This will be a casual readathon with the only goal being to read, discuss, and enjoy Persephone Books. I’m very excited about this and hope to repeat the event later in the year.
6. Buy fewer books (and read the ones I do buy sooner)
I know myself enough to know that I would crash and burn spectacularly if I attempted a book buying ban. However, I do want to significantly curtail my book buying this year. When I do buy books, I want to read them while I’m still excited about them and not just stick them on my shelves where they’ll stay unread for months/years.
7. Read 60 or more books
As of now, I’ve set my Goodreads challenge to 60 books. I read 51 books in 2017 and am pretty sure I can surpass that this year.
8. Reread some old favorites
I did not reread a single book in 2017, which is such a shame. Rereading is incredibly rewarding and there’s nothing quite like revisiting a past favorite. Even though there are so many new and new-to-me books I’m excited to read this year, I want to also carve out some time for a few rereads. Some of the top contenders are:
Do you have any of the same bookish goals this year?