Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Goals I Still Want to Accomplish Before the End of the Year

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Today’s topic made me feel like I was back in college and a professor just gave us a pop quiz. Luckily, I was generally pretty well prepared for such things, and, of course, Jana would never hand out grades or anything.

A drawing of a black question mark inside of a yellow circle. The yellow circle is on top of a white circle, and the white circle is on top of an orange background. In addition, there are about a dozen slips of white paper floating around the question mark. Here are the goals I set last winter. My progress on them will be noted in bold.

1. Read more classic novels this winter. Accomplished.

2. Submit a Top Ten Tuesday theme to Jana that she ends up using. Not Accomplished, but hope springs eternal.

3. Enjoy lots of ghost stories. Accomplished, but I always want more.

4. Attend more library and other bookish events either virtually or in person. Accomplished.

5. Read more nonfiction. Accomplished. 

6. Patronize independent bookstores. Not Accomplished.

7. Eat more food featured in books. Not Accomplished, but working on it. 

8. Try poetry again. Accomplished, but I didn’t find anything I liked. 

9. Buy bookish socks. Not Accomplished, but I have my eye on a few pairs that could work. 

10. Convince the entertainment industry to make excellent film or television adaptations of all of our favourite books. Hehe! Not Accomplished, but hope spring eternal.

5 out of 10 isn’t bad.

Maybe I’ll get up to 7 or 8 out of 10 before the new year?


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50 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Goals I Still Want to Accomplish Before the End of the Year

  1. Bookish socks? Interesting idea! What kind of library events have you gone to?

    • Thanks.

      I’ve been to all sorts of events: various authors talking about their books, a talk about Ontario’s wetlands and how they’re being preserved, a virtual meet-and-greet with owls who were rescued from the wild and are being cared for by a nonprofit group, etc. My library is pretty awesome. 🙂

  2. Haha! I love your goals #2 and #10 especially. I hope you are able to accomplish both before the year’s end. 🙂 I’m super curious about the poetry and classic novels you read this year. I’m trying to read a few more classics before the year ends, too.

  3. #7 just made me laugh out loud. I got an ARC for a cozy mystery called A Case of the Bleus by Korina Moss. There was SO MUCH talk about bleu cheese that I wound up going to Whole Foods and buying a wedge of the stuff. HAH!

    Good luck with the rest of your goals, I know you’ll knock another two or three out soon!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  4. You have a lovely, serendipitous list of tasks to accomplish! I feel certain you will accomplish the bookish socks task.

  5. Sounds like you’ve made some good progress on your goals! I would agree that half of your goals being accomplished is a feat to be happy with. 🙂 Best of luck with the rest of your goals; it’s always the best to be able to look back on a list and see progress. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my website today.

  6. Now I want a pair of bookish socks!

  7. Looks like you’ve got a good start on your goals. I hope you knock them all out by the end of the year.

  8. You’re doing a great job so far. Ghost stories are so much fun. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  9. LOL, I love “hope springs eternal!” Bookish socks should be a must, and, why aren’t people giving them to us as gifts?! They KNOW how much we love our books, LOL! I think you will be able to knock a few more of these off by the end of the year 😉 I will hope with you!

  10. I also hoped to read more classics this year, and still plan to read a few more. Good luck with the rest of your goals!

  11. I think you are doing very well on your goals, I am envious. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    TracyK at Bitter Tea and Mystery

  12. I hope you receive some bookish socks in your Christmas stocking!

  13. 50% accomplished is about where I’m at with the goals I set back in January…which isn’t too bad. Better than I thought I’d do actually. ;D

  14. Great job on the ones you have accomplished, hoping maybe you can cross them all off. I may need to get some recommendations from you on the ghost stories.

  15. Lol about #2! And I love a good independent bookstore but they can be harder to find nowadays!

  16. Library events! Good!!! And poetry–I laughed at that. I quit trying years ago. Like reading Dickens–I just can’t. Good that you tried again! I didn’t get to post this week.

  17. I love #7. What a fun idea! I’m currently reading a memoir about a boy who immigrates from El Salvador to the U.S. I keep Googling the El Salvadoran food he mentions and it’s been super interesting. Food=yum!

    Happy TTT!


  18. Goal 3 is a good one. One can never read too many ghost stories! Looks like you’ve made great progress on your list so far! And for the rest? You’ve still got a bit of time. 😉 You’ve got this.

  19. Great job on your goals! I haven’t gotten any of my topics accepted for TTT yet either, lol. It took me a while to get into poetry but now I am all about it, so worth trying different stuff or trying again in a few years.

  20. 5 out of 10 is pretty awesome! I love that goal you have about eating food featured in books 😍 What a fun thing to do and a great way to connect even more with the books you read! I have no doubt that if you wanted to, you could slay even more of these goals before 2023 ends. Good luck, Lydia!

  21. Haha, I love the last one. I wish the film people would stop remaking old stuff and adapt some brilliant new books!

  22. You are doing pretty well. We aren’t yet at the end of the year so plenty of time for some of the others to tip the scale towards accomplished.

  23. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer

    You’re doing great! #7 is a great goal, and not one that might be obvious to readers. I do find myself wanting to try food mentioned in books. I just read a book that was all about a secret vanilla gelato recipe. Now I want some yummy gelato! 😉

  24. Congratulations on accomplishing so many of your goals already.

    Do you have a poet you like? I’m asking because maybe us bloggers can help!

    • Thank you. What a cool idea.

      I like poets like Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, and Langston Hughes.

      Most of the ones I like tend to be from a few generations ago. Modern poetry doesn’t work so well for me….so far?

      I’d love to hear your recommendations if you have any.

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