Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme brought to you by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish (the button also belongs to them). This week the topic is our Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013. I am having my first baby in April, so I really have no idea what life is going to look like here in a few months, but here’s what I’d like to accomplish in the ideal world…
1. Read 50 books. I have no idea if this is a realistic goal or not, given that I’m having a baby in April, but I figured it was cautiously optimistic. And I sort of like overshooting my goals, so I try to leave room for overachievement!
2. Continue blogging a couple times a week until the baby is born. Don’t let the blog die out completely once the little one gets here! (Though, obviously, my posting schedule will be unpredictable and sporadic once she gets here.)
3. Read to Lydia (the baby) daily. Buy her lots of books, so she can be well on her way to being a reader like her mommy!
4. Get back into audiobooks. I used to listen to them all the time, but quit a few months ago and would like to get back into the habit.
5. Read some of the books I own, but have been languishing on my shelves forever.
6. Get real and accept the fact that I will probably never actually read (or reread) some of the books on my shelves. Get rid of those books; they take up valuable shelf space!
7. Pick up ONE classic and actually finish it. I always DNF classics, even when I am actually interested in them.
8. Read a little more outside of the box… like actually try some historical fiction or fantasy or non-fiction or graphic novels or some other genre that I usually turn my nose up at. I tend to read what is comfortable and while this typically guarantees I like my reads, I find that I’m not really broadening my horizons.
9. Try to read at least a book or two that are not set in the US or Western Europe OR that feature non-white characters. I might need help tracking down some good suggestions, so if you have any, leave them in the comments!
10. Don’t skip a book because of its length. I tend to avoid super long books, but this is sort of silly. So I am going to read at least one of the chunkers on my TBR list this year!
What are your bookish goals for 2013? Any suggestions to help me meet mine?