Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Bookish Resolutions #T5T

January 4, 2022

Top 5 Bookish Resolutions

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I’m linking up today with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads for Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Bookish Resolutions.

Top 5 Bookish Resolutions


Keep more accurate and complete records of book recs. I love to thank the blogger or reviewer and give her credit, but I don’t keep the best records or I think I’ll surely remember until I don’t. I’ve improved a bit over the past year, but this area definitely needs improvement.


Read more nonfiction. I’d love my reading to consist of at least 20% nonfiction (which would be about 20 books per year).


I want to do better at writing reviews immediately after finishing the book. I’m fairly good at taking notes, but I need to transfer those notes to a rough draft in WordPress before I lose them! Too frequently I have found notes/book quotes after I’ve already written and published the review! At the very least, I need to designate ONE place to keep notes!


I’d like to read a few more classics. Perhaps one per quarter might be a reasonable goal.


I want to continue:
reading diversely,
reading authors of color,
reading own voices authors,
reading books from other cultures and countries.

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Do you have a reading resolution?
Do we share any resolutions?

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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  1. Interesting that the first few resolutions are bout what goes on behind the scenes of your blog. I think your reviews are excellent!

    I already started one of my resolutions – I set up a StoryGraph account. I don’t think that is site is particularly user friendly. I already had to add a book that wasn’t there (which was pretty difficult because it asked for so much detailed info). I also can’t figure out how to change the format of the book (I have already listened to two audiobooks). After I read a dozen books, I’ll decide if it is worth it. I still prefer GoodReads because it has so many reviews.

    • Yes I’ve been frustrated with having to add books also. I add just the title and author and then only add more info if I’m prompted. Most of the time it works!

  2. I really want to keep better records of where I get recommendations from too. By the time I get round to reading the book, I have often completely forgotten where J heard about

  3. I know I never keep my resolutions, so I haven’t done any. LOL
    But yours sound very good. Good luck with them.

  4. Great list of resolutions! Was the blogger Kal @ Reader Voracious? Kal makes this amazing reading spreadsheet every year and it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. Hope you achieve all of these, and welcome back for 2022 💕

  5. Great goals! I take fairly copious notes while I read, but that’s because my memory is TERRIBLE. Even with my notes, I have a hard time remembering what happened in a book. A couple years ago, I started using Goodreads more by writing a quick review every time I finished a book. Those reviews, plus my notes, really help me when I go to write a full review, especially if it’s been months since I read the book.


  6. I’m trying to write reviews right after also. I need that lingering feeling to help me write!

  7. Great goals Carol. I need to do better at writing reviews shortly after I finish a book. I have started taking notes and highlighting while reading so I remember. I also want to read more non-fiction this year. I read 3 in January, so I am off to a good start.

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