Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013

Top Ten is a weekly meme is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish

1. Read 180 Books this year. I read 150 books last year, while I almost didn't make it, I have already read about six books since the new year, which has to be a good sign!

2. Buy less books. I have about a million books (ebooks/physicals) that need to be read. As much as I always want to buy books, I need to slow it down. Not to mention I do have to save money to go away to Canada for summer and then next spring, SCOTLAND!

3. Read more contemporary. I swear, I'm a paranormal junkie. It seems like my head is filled with ghosts, zombies, witches, vampires, and god knows what else. And then when I read books about everyday life? Total foreign world. 

4. Review daily. This was a big thing for me, but mostly due to school. While it is still important for me, I also have to be on top of things here.

5. Interact with more bloggers. I feel so isolated sometimes. There are so many good bloggers out there and I barely know any of them, which means that I need to start interacting more. I mean, I can already count on one thing in common with them: BOOKS!

6. Get ARCS/For review books reviewed on time. Can you believe I still have books from 2012 that I need to read in these two categories. I'm playing catch up before school starts in order to get a fresh start this semester. Honestly, I am so disappointed in myself. My Netgalley is disorganized, and so is my email. Which brings me to point 7...

7. Organization. I really need to organize my life, including this one. I need to use my Google calender more often (which is attached to my phone, iPad, and tablet so I always know whats going on) but I need to put my blogging schedule on it. I need to make a blogging schedule! Honestly, after a year, I shouldn't be such a hot mess.

8. Finish books in a timely manner. I still have books from last summer that I have put down and haven't picked up. Mostly because they are hugely thick, and while I could easily read it one day if I put my mind to it, other books look at me, crying for my attention, which means I never give it to the others. In short, I just need to start a book and actually finish it and not get side track by other stuff.

9. Join more challenges. I only did two last year and one I left half-way through because of the drama surrounding it. So, hopefully I can do some more.

10. Read less erotica. Yes, I know, the genre is rising, and I know that a lot of writers are finally getting out there AND I know that while I may not directly read the genre I will be facing it while reading other adult books, but I do feel like I need a break. Sure, most books were good, I just want to read something more in my area that I'm interested in (YA).


Christine said...

#2- I'm on a book buying diet until March or April at least. I'm just worried about the massive binging that will occur then...

Monica said...

I agree with #5. Totally! Great list. Feel free to View My TTT

Anonymous said...

Great list! I also need to stop buying so many hard copies of books. (I'm trying to limit myself to only buying books at book signings...but used bookstores are my weakness!) Trying to become more organized is a very worthy goal. Good luck!

You can find my TTT over at Bookwanderer!

Sunny Duvall said...

#5, #7, #8, #9...all I have to say to those: AGREED. Need to do them and hope you get everything done!

My TTT: http://blueskyshelf.blogspot.com/2013/01/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-goals-for-2013.html

Nina said...

I love contemp! Hopefully you will find the right one for you and fall in love with it. ;)

Good luck with your goals.


Ange said...

Awesome goals! I agree with #5, 7 and 9. I stopped halfway through a challenge last year as well and slacked off in others. I hope also to interact with more bloggers. Good luck with your goals =). New follower here.

Angela said...

I've signed up for my first two challenges for 2013. I'm very excited.

LHughes said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Since we both have goals to read more contemporary, I'll have to watch your blog for reviews of contemporary reads that you love, so I can read them too!

I just made a blogging schedule for myself over the Christmas holiday. I bought myself a Vera Bradley planner (for half price despite it being a 2013 one!) and really like the layout because it has dividers for each month, a monthly spread, and weekly sections. I like to see it in front of me. I tried using iCal, but couldn't stick with it.

Good luck achieving your goals!

Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

Divergent Gryffindor said...

OMG! 180 books?! I admire you! I can only read like 30-40 books a year! #3 should be on my list too, since I recently found my love for contemporary. 5,6,7,8 are good ones that should be on my list too! Happy 2013 and good luck! :)

My Goals for 2013