Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013

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Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013

I’ve read a lot of books over the last year, and there are definitely a lot of things I really want to do as far as reading is concerned.  It’s amazing what sort of goals you can come up with after reading a lot more than I ever expected in the last couple years.

  1. Re-read books.  I have 2 bookshelves full of a lot of books…most of which I haven’t read since high school or college.  So re-reading would be good.
  2. Vary my reading choices more.  I love YA, I really do.  But there was a point a few months ago, when I felt a little bit burnt out on YA.  Hopefully, varying my reading material will help out with that.  Plus, it’s just weird that I’m sticking to YA, when I know I’ll like at least some of the books aimed at adults.
  3. Plan out what I’m reading…at least a little.  I just randomly pick stuff, and it works pretty well, but I’d like to have an idea of what I’m reading.  I’m thinking a monthly list of potential books, and going off of that whenever possible.
  4. Work on getting series read.  I read start so many series, so I really need to work on finishing series that I’m reading.  Maybe I need to prioritize them by assigning them a rank, based on how much I like them.  You know, read the ones I love right away, and go down that list.
  5. I’m good at buying books, but I’m terrible at reading them, especially right away.  I have a few classics in paperback that I’ve had for a good 4-ish years, and have never read.  So, read the stuff I buy would be a good goal.
  6. Buy less books, and use the library more.  I go through these weird cycles where I buy a ton of books, but don’t use the library.  Or I use the library a ton but don’t really buy anything.  I definitely need to balance buying books, borrowing them, and re-reading them.
  7. Comment more on the blogs I read.  Seriously, I’m great at reading blog posts, but horrible at commenting.  There are so many times I’ve wanted to comment, and didn’t, so this year, I will most certainly be commenting on stuff!
  8. Listen to more audiobooks.  I really like them, and I have an audible account, so I really should take advantage of that.
  9. Use more cookbooks!  I have a few, and I don’t use them nearly enough.  They are sitting there, collecting dust, and that needs to be rectified immediately.  Plus, I’ve been eating like crap for months now, so if I actually use my cookbooks, I’ll be eating better.
  10. Read more classics.  There are a bunch of books I was never required to read in high school.  I kind of  feel like I’m missing out on something by having not read these books.  Plus, I definitely appreciate them more, even if I don’t like them.  And…there’s just something different about reading them because I WANT to read them, instead of reading them because I HAVE to read them.

What are everyone’s bookish goals for the year?

9 thoughts on “Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013

  1. Oh, I like your second goal, to vary your reading! I have the same issue – I like a book and want to read something that’s similar, and then I like that book and seek out yet another book that’s similar… it’s a vicious cycle. I got completely burnt out on YA after mainlining all of John Green’s novels in August, but making myself move to contemporary fiction or even non-fiction was such a breath of fresh air!

    • Having a breath of fresh air is good! I definitely love YA enough that I don’t want to get burnt out on it…even when I keep wanting books similar to the ones I’m reading. Plus, I don’t want to miss on a good book, just because it’s not YA

  2. I feel like I read a little too much YA, too. 😀 But there’s just sooo much good stuff out there that I don’t want to miss out on any of it!

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