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,

Rebecca

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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!

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  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.

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    • 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!

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  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!

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  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.

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    • 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!

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  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!

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  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™‚

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  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.

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  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

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    • 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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