Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish 2016 Resolutions

Hey, ladies!

It's once again time for The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic is Top Ten Resolutions for 2016. They can be personal, bookish, whatever you fancy.

Here are mine!

Top Resolutions for 2016

8. Review More Books!

I read anywhere from 12 to 25 books a month, and only average 3 or so reviews a month. I need to change that!

7. Read The Bronze Horseman
This is so not my thing. I don't do historical. I don't do third person. I don't do either World War. I really don't do massive books right off the bat as a series start.
However...people can't shut up about this one. Even people who usually total opposites in taste universally love this one!

6. Quality Over Quantity 

I read over 250 books in 2015, but my average Goodreads rating was less than 3.5 stars. This year I want to read more books I truly enjoy, and see if I can get my average rating to 4. I'd rather read better than read more!

5. Finish the Chicagoland Vampires series
I've read the first two, and want to get to the rest. They're a little slower and less action packed than most paranormal/urban fantasy, but I enjoy them. I'm looking forward to some sexy times with Ethan!

4. Fill Up My Physical "Favorites" Shelf

Since Kindle books are usually much cheaper, I have a huge list of my favorite books that I don't have physical copies of. I want to change that!

3. Schedule More Blog Posts

I tend to write the day's post the previous night. On my other blog I sit down once or twice and schedule out the week's post, and I want to get into a similar rhythm over here.

2. Listen to More Audiobooks!

This goes without saying. I've discovered such a love of audiobooks in the past few months!

1. Try and Tackle the TBR (yeah right!)

I have so many books on my Kindle and physical shelves I need to get to. I keep telling myself to read more of what I have, rather than buying more. Alas, it never works. Oh well, can't say I mind!

- The Bibliophile Babe 


  1. Great goals for the year! Mini reviews have really helped me review more books on my blog. Maybe that'll help! I have The Bronze Horseman on my goal list, too!! Everyone says it's amazing so I have to try it, even though like you, I don't like long books. I'm just now starting to enjoy historical ones.

    Quality over quantity is a good one for me. I ended the year with just a few great books and a lot of 'meh' books. I would rather read less, but read something epic!

    Good luck with your goals!

  2. I want to read The Bronze Horseman too! But historical an WW stuff turns out to kind of be my thing (found this out last year). And audiobooks were something I started last year and totally plan to ramp up. I love them!! Great list!

  3. I love my audiobooks as well but I tend to go through phases where I listen to several in a row and then take a break for a bit. I've got a TBL (to be listened) list building up and I need to get on that!

    Good luck with your resolutions!

    My TTT is at www.nashvillebookworm.wordpress.com

  4. Wow, you are a reading machine Amanda! I used to have numbers similar to yours, but this past year I've really had to cut back due to work. Now I read 2 at most a week. Oh well. It does at least make me pickier about what I read, so usually I'm getting the quality over quantity that you mentioned!

  5. Check your local library for audiobook in the library as well as on Overdrive (if you don't already)! It's really fueled my addiction to audios :) I plan on starting the Chicagoland Vampires soon!

  6. I really need to read more of my own books too! I have SO MANY books. It's ridiculous. I'm taking part in the Rock My TBR challenge this year though, so I hope that helps/motivates. I also need to scheduled ahead more often.


  7. Good luck with your 2016 goals, Amanda! As an audiobook lover I approve your decision to listen to more audios this year.

  8. Wonderful resolutions! I am right there with you when it comes to scheduling posts and tackling my TBR. I discovered bookoutlet.com last year and bought soooo many of my favorite physical books that I had only had on my kindle. Amazing deals!
    We both hope you had a fabulous holiday and wish you a wonderful 2016!
    ~Michele and Mckenzie

  9. Excellent goals! I review every book I read. That could be why I get burnt out too often, but I have a hard time *not* writing up something about each finished book. lol And I also want to listen to more audios. Must work on that.

  10. Good luck with all your 2016 goals! I get what you mean about the quality over quantity thing, last year I failed on both counts, as I didn't read all that much and probably averaged around a 3.5, so I'm hoping this year I will read both more and better books!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/top-ten-tuesday-38/

  11. The Bronze Horseman is so good! I just don't have the heart to continue though. :/

  12. Yeah for more audiobooks. I am working my way through the Chicagoland Vampires on audio!