Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I'm Trying to do in 2016

I debated on whether I was going to set goals for this year or not, but I decided to set a few light goals for my reading and blogging life to work on over the year.  

1. Read 55 books

2. Read at least five non-fiction novels- I have quite a few nonfiction novels that I have owned for years and have yet to read, I want to get to them this year. 

3. Lay off of Book Outlet for a while- I buy way too many books at one time on that site, and I have so many books from there that I need to read already. I'm going to try to stick to buying one or two books at a time this year. 

4. Go through my books and organize them- I need to go through my books and get rid of what I don't think I will ever read, and put books I have already read but don't plan on rereading in a pile to put in my classroom after I graduate. I have my books separated between my apartment and my parents house, so this will be a bit of a task.  

5. Complete my Classics Club Women's Literature Event list- You can see the list here. I'm really excited for all of these books. 

6. Post at least four Literary Look Posts- I love putting these posts together, but they take a lot of time to research and write up, so I tend to put them off, or push them to the back-burner when I'm busy with school work. 

7. Use my time more wisely- I find myself procrastinating a lot during the semester by just laying in bed and scrolling through my phone. I'm not saying I'm going to stop procrastinating school work, because that would never happen, but I want to make my procrastination time more productive. I want to spend more of that "nothing" time reading, blogging, or doing other stuff that makes me happy and feel productive.  

8. Reread at least five books- I love to reread, and planned to do a lot more of it than I ended up doing last year, so this year I want to make sure I get more rereads in. I won't be making a list of specific books; I'll just pick up whatever I'm in the mood for.  

What are your goals for the new year? Do you track your goal progress through the year, and if so, how? 

20 comments:

  1. I really need to lay off the thrift shops and discounted books, as much as I love them. I already have so many that I haven't read yet. :)

    Check out my TTT.

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    1. I hear ya! I'd like to buy a very small amount of books this year.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I would like to reread more this year too. Fingers crossed! Good luck with your resolutions. :-)

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    1. Rereading is great, but sometimes it's hard to make time for it. Good luck!
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  3. My big goal is to read from my own shelves. Which could definitely involve rereading. I love to reread books - you always know what you are getting. Good luck!

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    1. I would love to do the same, I have owned some books for years and never picked them up. I need to read them or ditch them this year!
      Thanks for stopping by Kay!

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  4. There's a few books I want re-read this year as well, but I never seem to have time lol. Good luck with your resolutions! Here is my TTT http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2016/01/top-ten-tuesday-my-top-ten-most-ocd.html?m=0

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    1. When I don't get to read a lot, I feel guilty rereading sometimes, but I'm going to work on that this year!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I also need to stay away from BookOutlet...and Half Price Books, and every other bookstore!
    Good Luck!

    My TTT! :D

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    1. haha! Yes, me too, but there's a slim chance of that happening!
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  6. I've had to cool it on the book buying too- I was buying SO many books last year I can't get to them all! And I need to read some classics this year...

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    1. I would love to read more classics too, but school makes that difficult sometimes. Good luck cutting down on the book buying.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I want to make my procrastination time more productive as well!

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    1. Awesome! Can't wait to hear your progress on it!
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  8. Great list, Mallory! I think I'd like to be more productive with my time this year, too. :)

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    1. We're in this together!
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  9. Good luck with all your 2016 goals!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/top-ten-tuesday-38/

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  10. These are all spectacular goals. I am entirely too guilty of scrolling through my phone when I could be doing a number of more important things. Here's to a successful year in 2016!

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    1. It's so hard to make yourself do something more productive sometimes, but even if I spend that half hour watching an episode of something I enjoy on Netflix, I will have done something that makes me happier than just mindlessly scrolling the internet.
      Thanks for stopping by, good luck with your goals!

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