Bookish Resolutions for 2013

Happy New Year!

2013 will here be very soon (only a few hours away) and I thought that this year I might make some bookish resolutions and keep them!

Here are my New Year Resolutions for Books for 2013:

  • Read an autobiography
  • Finish my 100 books in a year challenge early (I’m on schedule to do just that!)
  • Read a book about jail/prison/inmates since the fascinate me so much
  • To only join a challenge if I REALLY want to do it and think about it
  • Finish listening to Anna Karenina already! Β (It’s been waaaaay too long, my mom literally laughed out loud when she heard I was STILL listening to it!)
  • Read a lot of my Classics Club list and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (no specific number, just “a lot”)
  • Finish my 2012 Challenges in January (since I started in July and not Jan 2012 like most people, I’ll end up finishing them in 7 months instead of the 12 allotted)

What about you guys? Β What are your bookish resolutions for 2013?

Thanks for reading,


22 thoughts on “Bookish Resolutions for 2013

  1. I love your resolutions! I’m impressed you’re on track to read 100 books in a year; even though you number your books when you post reviews, I didn’t quite pick up on that. Of course, as a really smart person said recently, “It’s about quality, not quantity.” πŸ™‚ And that’s why I like your intention to read “a lot” of books for the Classics Club and 1001!!

    I’ll post my resolutions tomorrow, so all I will say here is they are remarkably similar to this year’s! Happy New Year, Rebecca!


  2. Very varied resolutions there. Anna Karenina must be a challenge, the book is over 800 pages long so I can only imagine the concentration and time needed to listen to it. Good luck with them.


    • Thanks! I have been listening to Anna for a REALLY long time, so 2013 will be when I finish it for sure! Otherwise, I feel like I’d have to suck it up and read it from the beginning, and since I do NOT want to do that, I’m sticking with making sure I finish listening!


  3. I am making no bookish resolutions this year, except to read whatever the f*ck I want. Hahaha! I joined a few challenges in 2012 and realized that I am just not really the challenge type. I read as my mood takes me.

    Good luck with your resolutions, though! They’re good ones!


  4. Great resolutions girl! My only bookish resolution so far is to only do ONE challenge. (The TBR Pile Challenge) That is IT. I’m with Heather on reading whatever the f*** I want in 2013.


    • But I think that counts as a resolution too! You have this one challenge, which in essence is a challenge where you end up reading whatever the f you want anyway, and then the rest of the year, you read whatever the f you want!

      BTW, all these’s “f’s” make me think of Go the F to Sleep. Have you read that? Samuel L Jackson does a read-a-loud of it on youtube somewhere that is classic!


  5. My resolution is a bit more modest than 100 books a year, I’m going to start with just 80 books πŸ™‚ It’s not that I can’t read more than 80 but I’m worried my boyfriend will miss me if I try to read much more than that!


  6. Interesting resolutions, Rebecca. I haven’t read Anna, but hopefully this year I will be able to pick up my copy and read. I started my 2012 GR challenge on June 28, but I decided to finish it by the end of the year, too. I only allotted 50 books for six months so I thankfully achieved that.

    I am still thinking whether to make book resolutions or not. πŸ™‚


  7. I love your resolutions! The Hillary Clinton autobiography was fantastic (so was Elizabeth Edwards’) and there are a few inmate books that I recommend. The first is The New Jim Crow and the other is Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison, but I haven’t read it yet.


  8. My bookish resolution is to read the daily meditation for each day of the year from “The Language of Letting Go” by Melody Beattie. I bought the book as a gift to myself in 2011 and started reading it in the middle of the year, but I didn’t even come close to finishing it. Of course that won’t be the only thing I will be reading! =D


    • That’s a great resolution!!!! I’m also assuming that the daily meditation isn’t too long, so it should be easy to incorporate! And remember, if you miss a day, it’s okay too! Just pick it up and keep going where you left off. πŸ™‚


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