Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for January 16th, 2018 is: Top Ten Bookish Resolutions or Goals.
- Read 52 books – That translates to a book a week, which I’m sure I can achieve. This is also the number for my Goodreads Challenge of 2018.
- Read more diversely – I had heard of the diversity bingo last year but I’m disappointed to see it isn’t happening this year, or if there is, it hasn’t been announced yet. However, I’ll try to design my TBRs so that I can include more diverse books and base that off of last year’s prompts.
- Read more by Asian/Asian-American authors – There’s an amazing blog called Lit CelebrAsian that encourages people to read more by authors of Asian heritage. They have a book club and do a bunch of stuff to promote Asian authors. I want to support them by joining in the book club and in other ways I’m yet to think of.
- Read more by authors I’ve loved in the past – I’ve read one or two series by a few authors long ago and then just forgotten about them, such as Cornelia Funke, Jonathan Stroud and Brandon Sanderson. I know that the rest of their books are amazing from all the reviews on Goodreads, so I really need to be better at checking out their more recent releases.
- Catch up on reviews – There’s a backlog of reviews pending from last year on Goodreads that I really need to finish before I forget everything about those books. I also have to post them on the blog as they include some of my favourites and I really want to talk about them here. I’m going to try and do 2018 along with 2017 reviews so that the list doesn’t get out of control.
- Read more science fiction – I discovered that this genre is my cup of tea after reading Illuminae and The Martian last year. I want to check out YA titles first and then branch into the adult ones just because YA is so much easier to read for me personally.
- Read more non-fiction titles – It’s really easy for me to fall down the fictional rabbit hole, so this year I need to dig myself up and read more about the topics that interest me. I think Cosmos by Carl Segan will be my first attempt at this in 2018, but I could just as easily pick some other book depending on my mood, so don’t take my word for it.
- Blog consistently – This is obviously not a reading goal, but a blogging one and it counts because it’s still bookish, as are the rest on this list. I really want to see this blog scale new heights and share my love for reading with all of my lovely regular audience, so this one is a priority.
- Improve my Bookstagram feed – I feel like I’m doing quite well for someone who started in December, but I know I can do better. Here’s to hoping I’ll find the time, the correct props, good lighting and learn more about photography so as to achieve this.
- Tweet more bookish content – I somehow need to find time to get more involved in the vibrant book community on Twitter. I basically want to be the next Paper Fury, who has obviously found a way to juggle blogging, writing and staying on top of social media through dark magic, so I need to get her to spill her secrets.
What is your top bookish goal for this year? Is there a new genre you’d like to start reading or read more of? Are you going to increase your social media presence or trying to stay off it? If you’ve already written a full-length post about this, leave the link in the comments section below so I can check it out.