Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: January 16th

Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Each week, a new topic is given and a top then list that fits the topic is created by anyone who would like to participate.  Everyone links back to the original post on Jana's blog so we can take a look at other top ten lists and leave some comments, questions, etc.  It's fun!

This week's topic
Top Ten Bookish Resolutions/Goals for 2018

1. Make more time for reading
For the last few months I have been neglecting my "eyes on print" time because of my kid's activities, etc. and I missed my #sixtybooks goal this year by four books. I need to get back to saving some time for reading each night if possible, even if it is only for a few minutes.
2. Make my book related Tweets more meaningful
I post a slow chat topic on Twitter for #sixtybooks on Sundays but I would like to spend more time Tweeting, replying, and really chatting with other readers on Twitter, rather than just liking, etc.
3. Vary my genre
This goal may not go very well but I would like to find some really engaging biographies, nonfiction, etc. that push me out of my comfort level.  I love anything with a supernatural element so I get stuck in this genre a lot.  Pretty much all the time. lol.
4. Post more on my blog
I always start the year posting several days a week and then it dwindles.  I'd like to avoid that this year and post two to three times a week.
5. Re-organize my TBR lists
I have lists on Goodreads, Amazon, in Google Keep, and in a notebook.  I need to make one list, delete the books I read, etc.  It's a hot mess right now.

My other goals aren't as much of a priority and I don't want to overwhelm myself and then accomplish none of them so these are "if I can get to them" goals:
  • Try using the library more
  • Take time to just go to the bookstore to browse and sample
  • Stop worrying about what others think about me being an adult and reading 75% YA
  • Read more professional books without complaining and allowing them to deter my reading in general because I am procrastinating
  • Don't get down on myself if I don't want to finish a book I am not enjoying
Have a great week!


  1. I'm going to check out #sixtybooks -- I'm intrigued. Good luck with your other goals!

  2. Embracing the DNF is one I forgot on my list, but it is a big one for me this year, too!

  3. Being an adult reader who likes YA is pretty tough. I've ran into that myself. Especially going to libraries and going in the YA section. I feel like it's okay to read whatever we want. If you enjoy it, that's okay. I 100% support you on that <3

    TTT: Bookish Resolutions/Goals

  4. I'm always of the thought you read what you enjoy, and it's no one else's business. Also, I'm a big fan of DNF. Not every books is for everyone. It's okay to set a book down and move to something you enjoy. Good luck with the goals this year!

  5. Great list! I'm an adult that loves YA too--no shame! I have a goal of blogging more regularly too. Happy reading!

  6. OOh nice!! And I'm an adult as well that reads YA! In fact last I read more YA than adult books! I'm trying to balance it out more this year because I have a lot of adult series that I love and miss! So we'll see how that goes!

    Plus, YA, particularly my Paranormal YA wasn't really big when I was a teen so I feel like I was slighted and deserve all the Paranormal YA books I can get! Lol!!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

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  7. With you on the wanting to step up my book twitter game. I have a separate account for my blog, and I always get big ideas about being more active and then...nope. I hope we both get better at it this year!

  8. Ooo! Reorganizing your TBR is a good one. I'd love to do that. Right now it's pretty much "If it fits on the shelf, then it sits on the shelf" situation.

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories! Good luck!

  9. I'm trying to get better at putting down books I'm not enjoying. I used to carry on even when I wasn't enjoying something, but there are so many books to read I really shouldn't do that.
    Happy reading :)

  10. I have thought about cataloging all the books on my Kindle and making a list, but it is such an overwhelming task I don't even bother. I've gotten over wanting to force myself to finish a book when I'm not enjoying it. Good luck with your goals!

  11. I used to try and post almost everyday on my blog, but now I space out my posts to usually three or at least two a week. Good luck on your goals.