Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because they are particularly fond of lists. I am too so that is why I am participating this week.
Bookish Goals for 2013

I previously wrote  a reading/blogger goals post for 2013, but of course as soon as it was posted I thought of some more. Here is a more complete list of my goals for 2013. 
1. Read 90 books for the Goodreads Challenge 
2. Read 30 books from my bookshelves that obtained prior to 2013; this includes e-books, and at least 5 of them must be books that were given as gifts/RAKS 
3. Read at least 10 library books   
4. Read more new-to-me authors
5. Finish reading Pride and Prejudice - I had a goal to read it in 2012, I started it - that's something.
Newer goals
6. Allow myself to reread my favorite books. I did more rereading toward the end of 2012 and it was wonderful to revisit books that make me happy and characters that I love.

7. Read more books that are recommended to me by my friends and family. I'm always sharing the books I love with them, but I rarely read a book that they recommend because it is usually by an author that I wouldn't normally read.

8. Don't succumb to the book buying bans. This usually leads to a book buying binge which defeats the entire point of a ban.

9. Attend even more author/blogger/reader events. I attended YALLFest for the first time this past November and want to go again this year. I had the best time attending the panels, meeting new bloggers, and being around people who love books as much as I do.

10. I want to branch out beyond my blog and become more active in my community by volunteering at my local library or at the literacy advocacy center. 



  1. oh I love your book buying ban/binge that is SO true! great list!
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  2. I totally agree with whole book buying ban. You always want what you cant have. Nice list. Feel free to View My TTT

  3. Rereading is one of the things I've taken into account when considering the books I'll read this year for challenges, etc. It's great to revisit a friend. I also like your volunteer idea. Have a great 2013.

  4. I hope you can finally finish P and P. I should have put finish Emma on my list. I started it in 2012 and then just lost steam. Back to it I turn! Thanks.

    Good luck.

    Anne @ My Head is Full of Books

  5. Fabulous goals, Joli! I really want to reread some of my favorites this year as well.

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  6. Yes to number 8! Funny, the same thing happens with chocolate ;-)

  7. I want to do #9 and #10 as well! Great list :)

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  8. Rereading favourites is a great goal of yours! I should reread Emma again! I should! :)

    My FF

  9. Lol, book buying bans don't work. Kind of like diets :)

  10. I wish I could do 3 and 9! There are no public libraries here in the Philippines, and I don't think there are those kinds of events here too :(

    My Goals for 2013

  11. I have to set myself a book buying ban. I've got more unread books on my bookshelf than read ones and yet I still buy many books/weekly. I think I've got a problem LOL I wish my local libraries take volunteers, that'd be my dream job or a bookstore, but I probably prefer a library.

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