Top Ten Bookish Resolutions & Goals! [1]

Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Bookish

Memes are great for three reasons.

So I may be turning over a new leaf with my blog, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to include the old memes I used to participate in. Memes are really great for two, well okay three, reasons: 1) The very obvious reason: it brings people to your blog! People like the sense of uniformity when it comes to memes. We’re all talking about the same thing, but in different points of view; and in this case, different BOOKS, but the same theme. 2) When people come to your blog (or you go to someone else’s blog), conversations ensue! Yay! 3) You learn about new books (with TTT, that is). I love learning about new book titles, although my hefty Goodreads shelf may disagree.

So, as I was writing down blog ideas this past weekend, Top Ten Tuesday was definitely on my list of must-haves. I went to The Broke and The Bookish’s blog, like always, to see what the topics were for the new year. Only, I was met with disappointment that TB&TB officially closed last Thursday!!! WHAAAAT! Fortunately, That Artsy Reader Girl is keeping up TTT tradition and carrying over the meme at her blog, but it was still a shock to my system because I always loved lurking on their blog and discovering new reads! I wish all the lovely ladies of TB&TB good luck in their future endeavors!

With that being said, let’s start off with the year’s first Top Ten Tuesday! (Are you guys sick of hearing about my new years’ bookish and non-bookish goals yet?)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl!

My Top Ten Bookish Resolutions and Goals

  • 1. READ “TOWER OF DAWN” BY SJM. This is a rather specific goal, but a goal all the same. One of my besties purchased it for me and I feel a tad guilty for not picking it up yet! IT WILL BE READ, JES, I PROMISE!
  • 2. TRY TO READ AT LEAST 25 BOOKS. Last year, I barely made it to 19, and the year before that? Yikes, 14! 2014 and 2015, I read more than 50 books each, so what happened??? Life – life happened. And life is bound to happen some more, what with a baby on the way to wreak havoc (cute, adorable havoc), but that’s why I just chose 25. I can do this!
  • 3. NO MORE THAN 1 BOOK PURCHASED PER MONTH. I just can’t buy more than 12 books this year guys, my bookshelves can’t take it! (I can see myself breaking this resolution, though, because I have no self-control in a bookstore. Also, books for baby don’t count!)
  • 4. READ MORE BOOKS FROM MY SHELVES. Because I make the bad habit of buying new books and reading them instead of the ones I already have, or borrowing from the library. At least half of my goal should be read from my own personal library!
  • 5. INSTALL BOOKSHELVES IN MY READING ROOM/NURSERY. My momma is gonna help me with this soon hopefully. Need to start getting that room baby-ready, but my stuff is taking up too much space!
  • 6. TAKE BETTER NOTES WHILE READING. I need to find a good system for making notes when it comes to reading and reviewing. Because when it comes time to write a review for the blog, my brain turns to mush and I have no notes to fall back on because I suck.
  • 7. TRY TO FINISH ALL THE SERIES’ (OR AT LEAST CATCH UP) I’VE STARTED. I tend to do this quite frequently: I’ll start a series, whether it be complete or not, and just up and forget about reading the rest of the books. This happens more when a series is ongoing and I can’t binge-read because the sequels aren’t released yet!
  • 8. WRITE THOSE BOOK REVIEWS! I vow to try and write reviews as I finish reading the books. Sometimes it’s just so hard. You know what I’m talking about. Words.
  • 9. TAKE BETTER BOOKISH PICTURES. Why does everyone but me take gorgeous bookish pictures?!? Lend me your secrets!!!
  • 10. READ TO MY BABY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. I’ve already started reading to baby boy in utero, and I plan to keep this up until he is born, and especially after. One day, when he’s old enough, we will make it a nightly ritual to read Harry Potter books before bed. I’m already planning it out, guys. Did you read that fun fact floating somewhere in cyberspace that you are more likely to be a better person – morally – if you’ve read Harry Potter?

What bookish goals have you set for yourself this year? Did you have trouble following through with your goals from last year? And seriously, I need some bookish picture-taking tips.

This has been a Rosie Writes Things production. She is now about to venture out into the very, very cold Midwest weather where her car is hiding under, like, 4-5 inches of snow because she hasn’t driven it since Friday afternoon. She really hates the cold, and wonders periodically why she lives in a place where the air hurts her face. She needs to be on a beach, she’s pretty sure, but for some silly reason, her family had to originate from Ohio – which is, incidentally, not near a beach.


  1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Terri A. Wilson said:

    Those are some good goals. I haven’t really set “book” goals but I’ve got other goals. I do want to read more of the books on my shelf and read through my Kindle queue so I guess those are goals.

    1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Rosie @ RosieWritesThings said:

      Heck yes, they are! I’ve got way too many unread ones sitting on my shelves (and on my Kindle, too, even!) so I really should start with reading those!

  2. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Lauren Carroll said:

    This is my first time visiting your blog and I really like it. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts! My TTT is over on my blog if you fancy having a read 🙂

    1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Rosie @ RosieWritesThings said:

      Wheeee thank you! That makes me happy, especially since I stepped back into the blogosphere recently! I will for sure come check yours out — thanks so much for stopping by <3

  3. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Marissa said:

    I am reading Tower of Dawn now, and I love it! It’s so easy to lose track of time and just read and read SJM books.

    1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Rosie @ RosieWritesThings said:

      I’ve been soooo hesitanttttt for some reason. Maybe just because I’ve felt ‘blah’ about Chaol in QoS and EoS? I want to finish the “Shades of Magic” series by V.E. Schwab, and then I think that will be my next move! (Fo sho gotta get to it before ToG #7 in September!)

  4. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said:

    I need to take better notes while reading too. I used to be really good about it. Now? Now, I finish a book and then look through my kindle or the book and realize I have no markers in the pages or things highlighted in the Kindle. >.<
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    1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Rosie @ RosieWritesThings said:

      SAME! I get so annoyed with myself. Time to make a conscious effort this year and TAKE. BETTER. NOTES! XD

  5. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Cheryl @ The Book Connection said:

    I was bummed when I saw The Broke and Bookish was closing too. Good thing Jana took up the TTT torch, because it is one of my favorites too.

    Nice list of goals. Exciting news about the baby. Congratulations. I read somewhere that our brains shrink during pregnancy. Not sure if it’s true, but can make things tough. I am very certain I take the world’s worst photos. I’m not creative in that way at all.

    Good luck with your goals and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Rosie @ RosieWritesThings said:

      So glad this meme is continuing! And thank you! I’m super excited, but definitely getting nervous as the due date looms closer! And oh yeah, I totally believe that to be true, HA!

  6. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Cait @ Paper Fury said:

    Aww that’s SO CUTE that you’re raising a bookworm!! 😍 Literally the most adorable thing eeep. And I love your goals! I think only buying 12 books would be totally impossible for me haha but best of luck with it. One of my goals is to do more reread this year so I’m excited about that…finishing series would be a gREAT goal but…I’m so bad at sticking to that one.😂😂

    1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Rosie @ RosieWritesThings said:

      Is there any other way to raise a child?!?! 😀 I’m not saying I’m going to “be successful” when it comes to buying just 12 books a year…lol. There’s quite a few books I’d like to re-read as well (mostly because I need to continue the series, but still.) XD

  7. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Jane Murguia said:

    I can relate to the book reviews. I have so many books on my reading list that need reviewing. And it’s piling up every day. lol

    1. On Tuesday, January 16th 2018 Rosie @ RosieWritesThings said:

      Yeeeeah, reviews are kind of my downfall — the one thing I keep up with least! It just takes so much THINKING! ;D

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