Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Bookish Resolutions for 2016


Top Ten TuesdayWelcome to Top Ten Tuesday – a weekly feature hosted by those lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Expect a new top ten list every week!


| Top Ten… Bookish Resolutions for 2016 |

A new year, a new start and a whole heap of resolutions to keep me busy!! I’m still in the process of compiling some yearly goals… or even deciding what they’re going to be… but for now, and courtesy of Top Ten Tuesday, lets start with the obvious. Here are my Bookish Resolutions for 2016:

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Vanquish the Floorshelf!

With bookshelves which would be better described as floorshelves, my number one resolution for 2016 is to finish decorating! Floor to ceiling bookshelves shall adorn my walls and I will be able to walk in a straight line without fear of being buried under a pile of tumbling books. And think of the organisation potential! Speaking of said potential…
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Organisation, Organisation, Organisation!

My second resolution is to organise both my books, my reading time and my blog! If I miss one weekend of scheduling my whole week goes to pot! And it’s a wonderful excuse to go shopping – just think of all the notebooks and diaries and planners. I’m sure it will make me…heart

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Just Post the Damn Thing!

I have a habit of getting caught up by new books and intending to get my reviews up as soon as possible… and then I lose track of time! And then there’s no time! So the timely posting of reviews is of utmost importance! (Take a sneak peak in my Top Secret Review Folder and you might just see around twenty almost finished reviews… tut tut tut!)With three resolutions already about organisation it’s clearly something I need to take control of.heart

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To Fiction, or Not to Fiction, That is the Question?

Or is that Non-to-Fiction? I went from being fairly balanced when it came to reading fiction and non-fiction to almost completely one end of the spectrum during last year’s reading frenzy. So this year I will definitely be aiming to get back to some semblance of balance by reading at least one non-fiction book a month… and I might even write a review or two!heart

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To Jump on the Band Wagon – Or is that the Book Wagon?

I absolutely loved November’s Sci-Fi Month and the read along for The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Such good fun! So this year I aim to join in with any that catch my eye. With the Rosemary and Rue and the Throne of Glass Read Alongs already on the agenda for January, and The 2016 Sci-Fi Experience and Vintage Sci-Fi Month well under way, it looks like I’ll have a lot to look forward to!heart

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To Stop Getting Distracted by… Ooooooh! Shiny!

Yes, it’s going into my resolutions list too! I must, must, must finish reading a book before starting a new one! Having two books on the go at once is fine, maybe even three… but five?! No! Six?!?!? This year – nay! – This very month! I aim to finish all the books languishing on my currently reading pile… here’s hoping nobody notices I just added three more books to my currently reading pile…heart

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Me, Me, Me, Me, Me!

I have attended some awesome literary events this year – book signings, lectures, festivals, archival outings – and I haven’t really written about any of them in great detail – or at all for the most part! So this year I would love to share some of these experiences with you because no doubt I’ll be attending many more in 2016!heart

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Read More or Buy Less!

And that includes requests! I am practically bursting at the seams with books that I still need to read and I keep adding to the pile, and then adding some more – I just can’t resist a bargainous book! The Backlist Burndown will definitely have to become a feature on this blog!heart

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Self-Published Snob? No Longer!

I’ve recently read some amazing self-published titles and I’m willing to bet it’s almost cured me of my fear of the quality of self-published works. Sure there will be some that are… erm… of a lesser quality than one would want but by god is it worth it when you find a good’un! This year I am determined to expand my reading repertoire of self-published novels!heart

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Keep on Truckin’!

I’ve found overwhelming enjoyment in becoming a part of the book-o-blog-o-sphere in 2015, so in 2016 I’m promising myself to continue as I have started (albeit in a more fabulous and far more organised manner); to read and post to my hearts content, and to continue to find amazing new books and authors through awesome bloggers!heart

What are some of your resolutions for 2016? If you would like to join in with Top Ten Tuesday, head on over to The Broke and the Bookish and sign up!

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13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten… Bookish Resolutions for 2016

  1. Really great list! I have that same problem, tripping over my piles of books all over the floor, and I actually plan on buying new bookshelves soon as well. I also completely understand getting behind on reviews. It’s just so much easier to grab another book and keep reading, amiright??

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  2. Great resolutions! I love the concept of “floorshelves” — sadly, I can relate. 🙂 I’m going to try to branch out and mix in more non-fiction this year as well. I’m a total fiction lover, so one a month would be way beyond me, but “more” is my goal! (I’ve discovered that if I pick a non-fiction book for an audiobook and keep fiction going in my print/Kindle reading, I’m a happy camper!) Happy New Year, and good luck with all your goals!

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  3. Great post! One of your resolutions is to be organised and yet I think this post is already mighty organised, haha–I just love the way you separate each resolution with a heart and your overall blog style. 🙂

    20 almost finished reviews are a lot! I think at most I have five? Each takes me a while to write because I’m so inarticulate. D:

    Here are my resolutions for 2016.

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    1. Thank you! 😀 I appreciate it!!

      I think half my problem was I read so much towards the end of last year so I seem to have accumulated them! Oops! Oh well, that’s what resolutions are for! 😀

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  4. Wonderful goals! 🙂
    I should add #6 to my list as well! I currently have 6 or 8 books on the go? Mostly because i am in a slump and started a book and it wasn’t it so i put it aside, but still that is a lot of books. I really hate having so many going at the same time, simply because i never know which book to pick up! So happy to hear i am not the only on with that problem thought! 😉
    I hope you achieve all you set out to do

    My TTT: http://booksbeautifylife.blogspot.de/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-goals-for-2016.html

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    1. Thank you! 😀 Yes, it does become quite a problem! Mostly because I end up feeling guilty for not reading them or wanting to read something else. Can’t have my books being envious of one another! :p

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  5. Good luck on your goals! I have the same problem with books taking up space, they’re in stacks on the floor, in towers on every flat surface, and I’ve even started putting them in the spare cubby holes in my linens closet…I hope to finally have floor to ceiling shelve as well, but my husband will have to help me out with that. He’s been saying he’ll build some for the house…for the past two years!

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