Top Ten Tuesday- My 5 Bookish Resolutions for 2018

Hello everybody! Today I’m taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Given the title, this may be slightly confusing, but for today’s list I’ve decided I only wanted to have 5 I actually intend to attempt rather than 10 I’m writing just for the sake of it . Onto my resolutions!

1) Read 100 books
– I know I’ve said I’m not making myself a goal for how many books I want to read, but I’ve decided to have this very loose and unofficial one. I think I’m just going to write down the name of a book each time I finish it, and then count them all at the end of the year

2) Reread more
– I’ve always been a big rereader, but I did it very little after my blog began. At the end of 2017, I did a few rereads and it was such a joy. Three I’m especially determined to achieve (as they’re lengthier) are the My Sister the Vampire series, the Adventure Island series and the Pony Club Secrets books.

3) Feel even less guilt over DNFing
– I’m admittedly pretty good at this one already, so next year I’d like to just wipe the guilt altogether. I hate the feeling of not enjoying something lots of people did, and feel so guilty about not finishing them/what people will think of that decision, but next year I’m going to attempt to stop worrying about it quite so much.

4) Read some Shakespeare
– since we started doing exams, I no longer get the chance to read Shakespeare at school. Before, we read two (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Merchant of Venice, the latter of which I fell in love with) and I thought they were fab. I want to read at least 2 or 3  this year, if I can hunt down good editions.

– is this bookish? My blog has the word books in the title, so I’m counting it, and I have lots of bookish content evem though I’ve branched out to a few other things too (and intend to do so even more in 2018). No matter what happens over the next year, I’d like to remain as a blogger. I honestly love doing it and I’ve met so many amazing people through it too.

Thank you so much for reading! Do you have any resolutions for 2018? I’d love to hear about them in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy xxx


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: | she/her

32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday- My 5 Bookish Resolutions for 2018”

  1. Feeling less guilt over DNFing is a really good one. Good for you for knowing when it’s time. I still really struggle with it, but I’m going to really try and be stricter with myself.
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  2. Great resolutions Amy! Good luck with them πŸ™‚

    I am feeling guilty for not finishing a book recently, mainly because it was a birthday present from a friend, who has never bought me a book before, so I feel obliged to give it as many chances as possible…

    I think reading Shakespeare is good resolution, even though I wasn’t thrilled with it during school, I think I would appreciate it more now that I am older and wise haha πŸ˜€

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  3. Reading became so much more fun to me once I started to DNF books that I honestly didn’t like. I hope your guilt over this fades away soon. It’s a totally normal and healthy thing to do. πŸ™‚

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.


  4. 100 books is a huge milestone so good luck! I’ve set myself 35 this year but I’m a bit concerned as I didn’t complete my 30 I set last year. I really want to re-read a few favourites too xxx

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  5. Good Luck with your resolutions Amy! Reading a 100 books is my goal too so we will have to cheer each other on! I completely agree about DNFing books because I honestly just feel guilty normally and will push and push until I’m in a reading slump which is never good.

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  6. All five are really great goals and totally doable, you’ve got this! I struggled with DNF-ing for a long time but over the last couple years have accepted that it is part of the life of a book dragon. I keep reminding myself that life it too short to waste on books I don’t care about or am no longer interested in.

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  7. Great goals. My favourite Shakespeare is a toss up between Midsummer and Othello. I read about 14 of his plays in uni I think, but would love to read more.
    I’m not a huge fan of re-reading but hope you manage to do more of it in 2018 xx

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    1. I’ve read Midsummer, and enjoyed it! My fave of the 2 I’ve read is Merchant of Venice, which I loved. Think my 1st this year will be Romeo and Juliet as it’s the one my library has πŸ˜‚. Xx

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  8. I’m hoping to get some re-reading in during 2018, as well. I’ve really increased the number of books I read each year since I started blogging etc, and now I have books that I want to revisit because I don’t feel like I spent as much time with them as I would have if I didn’t always feel that push to read the next book, post the next review, etc. Good luck meeting your resolutions!

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  9. Not being guilty for DNF-ing is a good one. There are so many books and not every single one is going to be for you, even if from the blurb it sounds like the best book ever. I have no issues putting books aside now and trying to find someone else that might like them if they’re not for me. Life is too short, move on to a book that works better for you!

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  10. Good luck with your goals! I too need to re-read more! I’m not sure I’ll ever read 100 books, but I’m okay with that πŸ™‚


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