Bookish Goals for 2013


This week’s top 10 topic, (a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is Top 10 Bookish Goals for 2013.

I’m not sure I actually have TEN goals, but I’ll see what I can do:


1. Read 120 books in 2013. (2012’s goal was 100, I read 118…). I’m currently at 5, and while that pace won’t continue, I’m pretty confident this is a goal I can easily attain.

2. Read as many of the books on my Classics to Read in 2013 list. I’m partway through Persuasion, and am thinking that listening to these is the path to success.

3. Read the books on my 2013 Debut Author list.

4. Participate in an online course at Coursera:

Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World
taught by Eric Rabkin
We understand the world — and our selves — through stories. Then some of those hopes and fears become the world.

(This goal will include reading a number of older (i.e. classic!) SFF books and stories, including Dracula!)

5. Reread some old favorites. For the last two years, I’ve been trying to focus on reading new things, but it’s about time for some rereads. (Like, the entire Vorkosigan series…)

6. Read books that have been on my to-read list for a long time.

7. Write. Every day. Blogging, journaling, stories.

Seven is kind of a weird number to have in my list, but if I try to list anything else, I’ll just be making up nonsense.


What about you? Any interesting book goals?


  1. Manda C. says:

    Writing is a great goal! That’s something I’ve decided to strive for on top of my top ten. Its a scary commitment and sometimes I dont like feeling like I HAVE to write, but then I dont and when I come back, I realize how much I missed it.

    Good luck with all of your goals!

    • Suzanne says:

      I have dreams of writing an actual book, and I keep telling myself it’s not going to happen if I don’t actually sit down and write!

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