Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is the Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List (could be blogging related, book related etc. — meeting authors, reading x many books per year, finishing a daunting book, etc.)

Read more of what I want to read

Since being approved for advanced reading copies, I seem to be reading more review copies over books that have been waiting on my shelves for months. I really need to reassess the balance. I’m working on this in March. I know this is a common problem with many book bloggers.

Read some more classics

I think I say this a lot, but I definitely want to increase my read list for some of the classics!

Read 150 books

I’m hoping I meet my target. It’s doable, but from September, if all goes to plan, I’m going to be MUCH busier. Will this impact my reading/blogging? Not sure. Let’s hope not.

Finish more series

I think this is always going to be on my bookish bucket list. I swear most of the books I read these days are series!

Step outside of my comfort zone more

I have an idea for a feature for this forming. I think I definitely need to try stepping outside of my comfort zone when it comes to genres. I’ve found books I adore through opening my mind a little, and I definitely need to explore genres more.

Publish more discussion posts

I often write discussion posts, but never get around to publishing them. It’s a combination of things really. I think that people won’t enjoy them or that I haven’t expressed myself well enough. I’ve seen though, that when I have published discussion posts, that they get great feedback and interaction with other bloggers. This really makes my day, so I need to do it more!

Continue to collaborate with other bloggers

At the moment, I publish reviews with Luna’s Little Library and Bibliobeth. I love blogging with others. I want to continue to do this, because it’s fun and gives my blog more content that just my reviews and memes.

Continue to support other bloggers

I love it when my blog gets some comment love, so I need to continue to ensure I show the blogs I love how much I like reading them. I think it’s so important to support other bloggers. It’s lovely when

Continue to engage with commenters

I absolutely love it when I have a comment on my blog. It always makes me smile. I try to reply to my comments, even if it is incredibly time consuming, because to me, it’s important that people who have left a comment, know that I’ve read and replied to it! 😀

Attend more events

Part of my favourite thing about being a book lover is being around other book lovers! I want to go to more events that excite me. Whether that be a particular book launch, or just something like YALC. It is a goal of mine to eventually attend BEA… but we’ll see.

What about you? What’s on your bookish bucket list? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts and I’ll stop by!


61 thoughts on “Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

  1. These are great goals! I haven’t read many books I’ve bought lately, because review books come first. Hopefully during school holidays I can really read a lot! I’d also like to read more classics, because even though I don’t like many, the few that I DO like have stayed with me. Great choices 🙂

    • Thank you Emily. I’m hoping to use the holidays to read more I want to read as well. I’ve got so many amazing books waiting to be read. I am trying to encourage myself to read more classics! They’re classics for a reason, after all.

  2. I like your list. I’d love to go to more bookish events and I like how the focus on your list is about your connection with the blogging community. I need to get to know more people and and engage with them. Great list, Chrissi 🙂

  3. For me, it would be ‘start more series’, because I never do, because I’m always sure I’ll never finish them. Love all the blog-related things on your list, I’d want to do them too. 🙂

  4. I actually relate to almost all your points!! I want to add discussion posts since a while now but I too feel that nobody would read it *shy*
    I want to read more and yet read what truly interests me rather than buy into all the hype! And I NEED to stop requesting more ARCs.

    My bucket list

    • Aw. I’m sure people would read it! I understand though, it’s hard to put yourself out there and sometimes not get much back. I’m hoping it grows over time. I definitely need to slow down my ARC intake when I have so many wonderful books waiting to be read.

  5. some of the things you mentioned are on my list too! I also need to finish with some series and read a bit more diversely. And I want to be more active in the blogging community, interacting with more bloggers etc.

    • Ha… yes that’s the only problem. I’m one of those people that gets a bit obsessive about goals though. If I set it, I really like to attempt to meet it. Thanks Emily 🙂

  6. I love your goal of reading more classics! I often feel like there are so many I should read but then get distracted with newer books that are getting a lot of reviews and hype. We should definitely take time to enjoy the classics too. And 150 book goal – awesome! 🙂

  7. I love your list – I need to read more classics too. I have found out I actually like a lot of them! I need to finish series too.I counted and i am in the middle of over 30 series. Which is just too many. Going to more events is something I would also like to do – but I can be shy, so going alone is scary.

    • Wow! It’s incredible how the series do build up over time! I am lucky that I have my sister and my friend to go to events too, otherwise I know I wouldn’t go. I’m also quite shy!

  8. Great list, Chrissi! It looks like we have some things in common on our lists.
    I would love to read more discussion posts from you. I feel like those get the best response from readers and generate a lot of great discussion 🙂

  9. Though worded differently, I’m sure we share the same lists in some regards. You are quite the beast if you achieve that 150 book goal (or at least I’d think so).

    For discussion posts in general, I think you should just put it out there irrespective of what people might think. Although you should be prepared for both spectrum of opinions — that’s what’s neat (and fun) about discussion posts! I just find it difficult to keep on top of potential table topics since I don’t keep myself extremely informed about worldly news pertaining to bookish things in general.


    • Ha, thanks Joey. I have friends that read 2-300 books and that always really shocks me. Thanks also for the comment about discussion posts. I’m going to definitely try to give them a go!

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  11. I have the same issue with discussion post. I think of a topic, write something on it and then just leave it as a draft because I’m not confident enough on it. That is something I need to work on too. And don’t even get me started on the arc copies. I Usually I’m really good with keeping a balance but this year, my requesting has increased so much and I’ve barely reviewed any from them. Best solution: step away from Netgalley and EW for few months. Like that is ever gonna happen 😀 Good Luck with your goals 🙂

  12. I like your list! I definitely want to read more classics, just because they seem so eloquent and wonderfully done, meanwhile some young adult fiction is so not done right. I pretty much agree with everything, because commenting is such a big thing for me and I love commenting back on people’s blogs, even though a lot of the time I don’t have time to do it D:

    Also, I know what you mean about discussion posts. Sometimes it’s just so hard to articulate your ideas and other times I get an idea but I don’t know how to further expand it so that it feels cohesive and actually readable. But I love discussion posts, and I’d totally read them if you published them!

  13. 150 books is definitely a good number, of course 😉 I hope you achieve that too! I need to think of more discussion posts as well. I’m amazed at the bloggers you just crank them out like nobody’s business.

  14. This is great, everything on your list would also be on my bookish bucket list and all are totally accomplishable. I’ve actually been doing pretty well with #1 on your list and I’m proud of myself for that. Good luck on completing all these bucket list items and thanks for stopping by earlier!

  15. I totally hear you about reading what I want to read and publishing more discussion posts.. I couldn’t have said them better myself 🙂 Thank you for dropping by my TTT post 🙂

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