Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TTT: Top Ten Things on My Bookish Bucket List

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Things on My Bookish Bucket List

1.  Read the chunkster Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace!

2.  Keep my book collection culled to only absolute favorites.  I have a lot of unread books on my shelves that I need to get through so I can determine if they're keepers or not!

3.  To go with above, read more books that I own.

4.  Finish The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.  This is a veeeerry long book that I got maybe 200 pages in and slowly lost steam.  I really liked what I was reading, the story just hadn't sucked me in yet.  I hope to pick this back up and finish it soon!

5. I originally made a resolution this year to read 100 books in 2014, but I would love to read above and beyond this because my TBR is outta control!

6.  Read all of J.D. Salinger's published works.  I'm pretty sure I've only read Franny and Zooey and The Catcher in the Rye (I cannot for the life of me remember if I've read some of his short stories or not).  Also, I wouldn't mind re-reading Franny and Zooey to see how I like it as an adult.

7. Get into the habit of adding more nonfiction in to the mix.  I used to read more non-fiction before blogging...I need to get back into the habit.

8.  Finish all of the series that I've started (and liked).  If I read the first book right away and the others aren't published for years later, I tend to forget about the series (except The Kingkiller Chronicles of course)!
Yes, this series has been spoiled for me (inevitable) but I still want to finish it!

9.  Have organized Goodreads shelves.  One of these days when I have extra time (snort!) I would love to organize my TBR list on Goodreads.  I'm hoping that it will make the number of books listed seem less daunting :)

10.  Try and do a better job of reviewing right after I finish a book.  I find that the quality of my reviews are much better if I do this!


  1. I too hope to one day read Infinite Jest!!! I read other things by David Foster Wallace in college and I enjoyed them. Did you know they were making a movie about him and Jason Segel is playing him?!

    My Top Ten

  2. Number 10. Oh, gosh, yes. I need to do that too. Your other goals are all good ones, too. I especially relate to numbers 2 and 3 (although #2 would still land me with a LOT of books.)

  3. @Kay - I saw that!! What??! Jason Segel is not really someone I would have pictured to play him....

    @Lark I struggle with #10 all the time. Usually when I finish a book I just want to start a new one!!

  4. I read stiff. Good entertaining nonfiction book. I don't. Read nonfiction often but that was good..

  5. Oh my gosh, Mary Roach is amazing!!! Have you read Gulp or Packing for Mars???

    I love how this is a Top 10 Tuesday! You may also want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List, too!

  6. Love this list. I've been meaning to read The Mists of Avalon for so long. I've read all of Salinger's work and it's so good! Nine Stories and Raise High the Room Beam Carpenters are both wonderful.