Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Top Ten Bookish Resolutions

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

This weeks topic on Top Ten Tuesday are  'bookish resolutions' for the new year, whilst I don't have ten I do have a few things I would like to change about my reading habits.

1. Read More Classics - I used to say that Classics were my favourite genre to read and yet in the past year or so I don't think I've picked up a single one and so this year I want to try and read at least one a month.

2. Read More Non-Fiction - I never read non-fiction and yet when I am browsing bookstores it always a section I find myself looking at, especially the popular science books and so this year I want to try and read at least 7 non-fiction titles.

3. Stop giving up on books - I'm not referring to books I'm not enjoying reading this is for those times in a book when something is going wrong for a character, when the world around them is falling apart. Sometimes I don't want to read about bad things happening to them and so I just stop reading. I really do need to stop this because its part of the experience of reading a book, to experience those emotional highs and lows with a character.

4. Read at least 10 books from my TBR pile before I buy anymore books.

5. Try new things - This goes along with reading more non-fiction but I also want to read new authors and new genres, try something within fiction that I wouldn't normally think of picking up.

6. Finish Series - This is something I've been meaning to do for a while now, I've started tons of series and then neglected to pick up the rest, as I've always found something new and shiny to read instead but this year I want to try and finish some so I can finally put them to bed.

I think is this the year that I try to branch out with my reading, explore new avenues and get lost in brand new and exiting adventures.

What are your bookish resolutions?


  1. Nice goals! I've seen almost all of these on other lists, so it looks like we book bloggers have lots of bad habits in common :) I don't read enough classics or non-fiction either, I need to finish lots of series, and I buy books too often when I've still got TONS on my TBR list. *Sigh*

    1. I know we definitely do get into bad habits but its all worth it. I think this year is going to be the year I break out of my comfort zone when it comes to reading.

  2. Fun goals! I read a couple non-fiction books for the first time last year. I guess I assumed they would be boring, but they were both pretty funny. (I read a book by Ken Jennings & another by Mary Roach) I'm hoping to try new things this year too. :)
    Good luck with your goals!
    My TTT: http://readthisinstead.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-ten-tuesday-2014-blogging-goals.html

    1. I think I'm going to try a couple of popular science non-fiction titles as that's where my interest lies and I figure its a good place to start and lots to pick from.

  3. love the list! good luck with all your resolutions :)

  4. Reading more classics is definitely one of my resolutions.....
    And I need to finish some series :-)

    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/