Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful ladies over at

This week, the topic is...
Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013

Have I ever mentioned I hate making goals for myself?  It brings back repressed childhood memories, believe it or not.
  1. Read 52 new books.  This goal should be easy.  Last year I read 100 new books + some re-reads.  However, I spent most of my summer unemployed.  This year, I don't intend to repeat that, and I need to pick my grades up a little.  A book a week is a reasonable pace for me right now.
  2. Finish A Tale of Two Cities.  This book has been 42% complete for a long time now.
  3. Finish another classic book.  Although it may be something easier to read than A Tale of Two Cities.
  4. Buy a new bookcase.  The one at my parent's house is literally overflowing, and I have several towers forming at school.
  5. Use the library.  I actually don't live far from my library, but I never seem to actually go.  This should be changed.
  6. Read The Fault in Our Stars.  No explanation needed.  Plus my roommate just bought it.
  7. Read a textbook.  Ha, no.
  8. Read more from this "new adult" craze.  I have opinions, but I feel like I should delve deeper into this "genre" before getting too rant-y.
  9. Stop forcing myself to read stuff I cannot stand.  I'm bad for thinking that a series will get better.  They often don't.  A DNF is okay every once and a while.
Okay, nine is all I can come up with.  What are your bookish goals for 2013?

Much love, Samantha


  1. I agree about your DNF resolution, it is OK to not finish a book, but I also do this to myself.

  2. I also am in need of a new bookcase. For an easier classic book, you might try something turn of the twentieth century like Fitzgerald or Hemingway or someone from around that period.

  3. Oh I'm so putting that DNF resolution as a priority for me too. I don't want to waste time reading a book I already dislike :(
    Giselle @ Book Nerd


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