Top 10 Tuesday | 2018 Bookish Goals

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s topic is all about our book related goals for 2018. I’m not usually one to set too many goals for book related things, but I thought this would be a good way to get me out of my comforts zone more. Here are 10 of my bookish related goals for 2018.

Read 100 Books

I feel like 100 books is a really solid number for me, and it’s something that is achievable. It averages to about 2 books a week, which is something that I think I’ll definitely be able to do.

Listen to more Audiobooks

I really haven’t explored audiobooks much and that’s a shame, because it can be such a good format if you find the right book. I’m doing a re-read of the Harry Potter series, first time listening on audio, and it’s really great so far!  I think the key for audiobooks for me, is that I enjoy them best if it’s a re-read.

Read a Graphic Novel

Graphic novels is another medium that I’ve never really explored, and something I definitely want to. PLEASE RECOMMEND YOUR FAVORITE GRAPHIC NOVELS BELOW!

Read a Classic

I’m not the biggest fan of classics, I haven’t really read any outside of school. But I’d like to pick up at least one this year.

Read more adult books

I’ve dabbled in adult books, mainly YA crossover appeal books, but I’d like to reach for more adult books this year. I know there are quite a few adult SFF books that I want to read.

Read More Novels in Verse

After falling in love with Long Way Down, I want to give other novels in verse a try, and I know I’ll pick up The Poet X, which comes out later this year

Read a non-fiction book

I’ve only read a handful of non-fiction books, mostly biographies of celebrities I like, and I’d like to expand my non-fiction scope this year.

Re-Read 10 books

I love re-reading books, and last year I re-read 7 books. I’d like to do a bigger amount this year. (As I said about I’m re-reading Harry Potter, so I know I’ll at least match last years number)

Read more anthologies

I really got into anthologies last year and I know there are quite a few coming out that I’m excited for. I just like getting exposed to so many different author’s writing.

Read a play

This goes along with classics sort of. I haven’t read a play that wasn’t required for school, and I want to pick one of this year.

What are some of your bookish goals for 2018? Share below!


28 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday | 2018 Bookish Goals

  1. booksofteacups says:

    Great Goal! I hope you achieve them all! Some of my favorite graphic novels are Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and Taproot by Keezy Young. Now I don’t know if you are also looking for comics too, but the Saga series by Brain K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is my absolute favorite. Manga is something else you might be interested in and I love Karou Mori’s works. Her series, A Bride’s Story, is my all-time favorite! And for a play, Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen is a fantastic political drama about the tyranny of the majority. It is short, it took me about 3 hours to read but the message and ideas are something that I thought about for much longer. Happy Reading!

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  2. Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

    Amazing list! These goals are perfect. I especially love the ones for reading more nonfiction and more graphic novels, because while I left those off my list, I want to do them this year, too!

    Hmm, some graphic novel recommendations… Okay, there’s the Saga series, of course, which is probably one of the most popular sci-fi graphic novel series right now and is very good. If you like fairytale retellings, there’s the Fables series, which is super popular! If you’re at all open to middle grade fantasy, the Lumberjanes series is hilarious and adorable and super diverse. The same author wrote Nimona, which is a stand-alone (sadly *cries* I want more!), but is AMAZING diverse SF/F. The Wicked + The Divine is a pretty cool series, too!

    I don’t know if you like horror, but if you do, I have some recs for that, too, so let me know!

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      • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

        You’re welcome! Ooh, awesome. Okay, I HAVE to recommend the Locke & Key series by Joe Hill. It’s creepy, and weird, and totally amazing. It does come with a lot of trigger warnings – I don’t know if you’re familiar with Joe’s writing, but he tends to vilify his baddies by making them pretty crude, sometimes even homophobic and racist and sexist – but that series has suuuuch a good story line, and lots of great social commentary in it. I also really loved the first volume of Wytches (not Joe’s work, but still good) and have been meaning to continue it! If you’re into manga at all, I’d also say check out Uzumaki by Junji Ito – VERY bizarre, VERY creepy, imo.

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  3. readinginthewings says:

    Ohhh! Yes!! I love plays too and I need to read more of them. I also haven’t re-read anything other than Harry Potter…. I’ve read that series 5 times, but for some reason I have never really felt compelled to re-read another book… Maybe I should re-read my favorites. Great post! ❤

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  4. Vicky Who Reads says:

    For the verse maybe try Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess and there are so many great adult scifi books that I want to read! I next on my list is Ready Player One, but The Martian & Ender’s Game were really good. I also want to read Red Rising (so behind!!!)

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  5. fangirlfury says:

    I love Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley (he also wrote the Scott Pilgrim series) and the Giant Days series by John Allison. I’m taking a graphic novels class this semester so I’ll share any good ones with you!

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  6. Jenica -- Firewhiskey Reader says:

    I made re-reading more a goal this year as well! I’ve already re-read two books so I’m doing well enough so far. Haha

    I think my favorite graphic novel I read last year (of nine) was Kindred, which was adapted from Octavia Butler’s novel of the same name. It tells a complete (and heart wrenching) story that I enjoyed. On a lighter note, I really liked the Lumberjanes series as well!

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