Last week, I listed 14 reading challenges for 2014. While I think completing all 14 would be overkill, I’m excited to participate in this week’s top ten tuesday, a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and list my top ten bookish resolutions for the year.
1. Read 110 Books. I set this one on goodreads after seeing that I read 109 books in 2013. I’m already behind though, so I’m getting a little nervous.
2. My sister and I both agreed to read ANNA KARENINA, DON QUIXOTE, and THE CORRECTIONS this year.
3. I also hope to read THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, ATLAS SHRUGGED, and ABSALOM, ABSALOM.
4. Read more debut authors and get more advance copies to review from publishers.
5. Begin querying my manuscript.
6. Fast draft a first draft of a new novel.
7. Read at least three young adult LGBT books for the 2014 LGTB Challenge hosted by A Novel Challenge.
8. Read at least three banned books for the Buckling Bookshelves 2014 Banned Books Challenge.
9. Read at least three speculative fiction books by and about persons of color for the Dusky Literati 2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Challenge.
10. Begin an MFA creative writing program in the fall.
I’m sweating a little bit thinking about these goals, but hopefully I can get them done. Or at least have a lot of fun trying to complete them. What are your resolutions (bookish or otherwise) for 2014?
21 thoughts on “Top Ten Bookish Resolutions for 2014”
Wow. You have quite a list there. I guess everybody wants to read more this year. Maybe we can add an extra month or two to the year? Maybe?? I hope you have fun in your quest & Happy New Year!
Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading
I’m all for it. It makes sense that 2014 should have 14 months … right?
Glad you’re starting your MFA. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. 🙂
Thanks! I really have enjoyed reading about your experience and your classmates experience. Still waiting to hear from schools, but I have my fingers crossed!
Oooooooh, what MFA programs are you considering? (I applied and was admitted to a program last summer, but decided not to go.) Low-res?
My top two choices are The New School and Simmons, which both have programs in writing for children and teenagers. They are both actually on campus programs … since my only jobs right now can be done remotely that seemed to make the most sense for me.
I looked at both of those schools too! Kristin Cashore went to Simmons!
Thats so cool. I didn’t know that about Cashore.
Consider Vermont College of Fine Arts too. I am currently admitted there, and it ended up as my first choice after my research. Although … I’d be jealous if you went! 🙂
Interesting. It is definitely on my list, but now I will take another look.
Oh, The House of Mirth is one of my favorites, ever since I read it in an American Lit class. I haven’t read all of Edith Wharton’s work, but I have loved everything that I’ve read. Good luck with your other goals–especially the writing ones!
Thanks for the encouragement. I loved The Age of Innocence, but haven’t read anything else by Wharton since college. I bough House of Mirth as my first Kindle book in 2008 and for some reason haven’t started it. Hopefully 2014 is the year!
Love the list! good luck with all your resolutions 🙂
Get your manuscript out there is so exciting! I would love to take creative writing classes too!
Thanks! Hopefully it will be an exciting year.
Thanks for joining the Banned Books Challenge! Good luck & happy reading 🙂
Thanks! I’m excited.