Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Resolutions

I love lists, and if you do, visit The Broke and the Bookish to post your top ten resolutions too. Here are my bookish resolutions for 2011:

  1. Read 100+ pages/day:  I find that if I have this mini-goal everyday, I will be able to accomplish my bigger goals for the year.  Even though I want to start a new book, it's sometimes hard for me to just start.
  2. Read 100+ books: This is my big goal for the year.  I don't think I've read 100 books in a year since grammar school. 
  3. Read the books I choose for me:  With my homeschooling journey sadly coming to a close soon, I will be able to choose more books for pleasure and to reread.
  4. Read more classics:  I enjoyed immensely the classics that I read in high school such as Moby Dick and Crime and Punishment, and they had such a profound effect on me, that I think it's time for me to renew those emotions.
  5. Read books from my shelves: I have so many books on my shelves from all these years homeschooling and all my visits to the bookstore.
  6. Organize my shelves:  I don't even know where to begin.  I have bookshelves all over the house with children's books and my books all mixed together.  There is no organization whatsoever.  I also have books in boxes in the attic.  It is time to organize and giveaway (where is the best place?).   
  7. Continue reading aloud to my daughter:  Now that she's 12 I don't read aloud as much as I would like.  I'm going to start this year with Little Women. I haven't read it in so long and I loved it, and I'm sure she will also.
  8. Review most of the books I read.
  9. Write more everyday: I love to look back and remember events more clearly. I need to jot down just a few reflections each day.
  10. Start a book club:  I would like to get together with my friends and family to discuss the books we recommend and share with each other.


  1. Love the idea of starting you own book club!! I've thought I'd like to do that, just not sure when I'll ever get the time!!

    Let us know how it goes! With all your resolutions.

  2. I'll let you know how the book club goes. I know there are a group of us interested, but no one actually organizes it. So I think it'll have to be me! Good luck with all your resolutions this year too!

  3. I also really like the idea of starting a book club. I wish more of my friends/family read so I could discuss books with them!

    Good luck with all of your resolutions and thanks so much for sharing them!

    Jen at The Broke and the Bookish

  4. I love your goals--and am especially thrilled to hear about reading aloud with your daughter. My 11yo homeschooled son and I still occasionally read aloud together and it brings us so much joy. I'm not sure how it falls by the wayside so easily.