Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there’s a new topic within which you are to post your Top Ten List. This Tuesday the theme is:
Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013
1. Read more classics.
Well, this one’s to be expected. I grew up reading classics, first at school, than at the university. But now with all these thousands upon thousands of new books of different genres coming out, classics are on the very bottom of my TBR pile. But I want to change it this year, especially with lots of classical literature being turned into movies now, I think it will be easier and more fun to watch a book first and then compare it to it’s on-screen version.
2. Stop adding practically every book to my TBR list.
This one has to do with my Goodreads addiction. I navigate it every day and add whatever book I find interesting to my to-read list. It’s huge already, I can’t imagine when I will read all this stuff.
3. Read more new-to-me authors
I’m very careful with authors I haven’t read before, but there are authors I know and will love and will read whatever new book they write not even bothering to read the summary. I’d like to broaden my horizons in this point.
4. Read more different genres.
I’m addicted to romance in whatever form it is, and I read it a lot, it’s dominating my reading list. This year I want to read more fantasy stories, adventures, mysteries or detectives.
5. Stop being late to the party
There are so many hugely popular books out there which I for some unknown reason haven’t read yet. But everyone would talk about how great this or that one book is, while I just feel in the dark. I’m just now reading Bridget Jones’ Diary, for crying out loud!
6. Try to care less about a book’s Goodreads rating.
Before reading a book I always check it’s rating and reviews and wouldn’t read a book rated less than 3,50. But it’s so often now when a book being a hit on Goodreads doesn’t have any appeal to me, or vice versa. Everyone has their own preferences, so a rating should not be such a deal breaker.
7. Participate in some reading challenge.
I think it would be fun, why not?
8. Learn to abandon uninteresting books.
I have always tried to finish every book no matter if I didn’t like it. But now I don’t think it’s worth it. If a book’s plot doesn’t get any better after 60 pages, I don’t see any hope.
9. Finally read Tolkien.
It’s my Everest! I plan to read these books every year, but no result, yet.
10. Stop judging books by their covers.
Pretty cover is not always a good book, while the one with a plain cover may become my all-time favorite. I have to remember that while navigating Goodreads.