Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ I Resolve

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, created by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is bookish resolutions or goals. I’m stepping away from a lot of challenges this year {though I am still doing the Goodreads Challenge}, but I do have several things that I want to focus on this year whether they be reading related, blog related, or just personal…

Goodreads Challenge goal: 150 books
My highest total so far was 2017 and it was 134, so I know this is going to be a bit of a stretch, but I should have more time to really focus on reading this year, so that should help.

Read Every Day
I want to spend at least an hour reading each day. This shouldn’t be an issue, I just need to choose books that interest me and make sure to devote the time I need to reading.

Read Books I Own
I have so many books that I haven’t read, but I keep buying more {or checking them out from the library}. This year I want to get through 75-100 of the books I currently have on my owned TBR list {whether physical or digital}.

Limit Book Buying
I haven’t finalized my budget yet, but I am putting myself on a budget for buying books. Otherwise I go crazy every time I walk into a book store or stop by the Book Depository or Book Outlet sites. I haven’t decided if I’m going to do a monthly or yearly budget, but I’m leaning towards monthly.

Join a Book Club
This is something that I’ve been wanting to do for years and I think now may finally be the time to do it. I belong to 2 different library systems and have access to 2 more, so there has to be a group at one of them that will work for me!

Continue to Blog Ahead
Schedule all blog posts out as far as possible; currently I am working on 2 weeks out, but can schedule memes and discussion posts further out if needed. When I can do bulk blogging on certain memes in advance, it helps me when I’m time crunched in different areas and only have my weekly update to focus on.

Share More Personal Posts
I do a lot of memes and just recently started writing more discussion posts. I’ve been very focused on the bookish part of my life, but I want to share more of the other parts of my life as well. I plan to share things like my apartment tour, a day in the life, and my Hobby Lobby addiction as the year progresses.

Develop a Bookstagram Presence
I am so late to this party! I’ve dabbled a bit with bookstagram over the last year, but this year I really want to do more with it. Now that I have a selection of great photo props {see Hobby Lobby addiction above} and all of my books… not to mention a place to actually take photos… I really want to feature a few {or several} posts each week.

Be Active Every Day
Living in the Pacific Northwest, there are so many amazing places to hike and a variety of activities to do to be active. I have a habit of bundling up and hiding out indoor when the weather turns cold like it has been, but I will be finding ways to remain active every day. And it doesn’t hurt to have access to my weight bench and all of my fitness gadgets again… not to mention a fitness center at my apartment complex.

Focus on the Positive
The more negative input from the world I receive, the more my anxiety increases. This is the main reason I basically quit all social media last year. I am slowly allowing social media back into my life in small doses, but I need to focus on the positive messages that are out there in the world and move away from the negativity. This also pertains to work and home life as well… there are two ways to look at any issue, and I need to find the positive view.

What are your goals or resolutions this year?

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ I’ll Get You This Time Around

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books I meant to get to in 2017 and didn’t… but I really will get to in 2018.

Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

The Kill Order (The Maze Runner, #0.5)

The Kill Order

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines

Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3)

Island of Glass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Selection

Geekerella

Geekerella

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda

When All the Girls Have Gone (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #1)

When All the Girls Have Gone

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ Love at First Read 2017

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is favorite new-to-you authors read in 2017. I read a lot of new to me authors last year, so I had plenty to choose from! Here are some of my favorites with their books that I read in 2017.:

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)  Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics (Mr. Lemoncello's Library, #2)

Chris Grabenstein

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman

Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1)  Wrong Place, Right Time (The Bourbon Street Boys, #2)

Elle Casey

Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office  Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why It Often Sucks in the City, or Who Are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me?  Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer

Jen Lancaster

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Camille Pagan

The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

The Problem with Forever

Jennifer L Armentrout

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)  The Girl You Left Behind  Paris for One and Other Stories

Jojo Moyes

Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1)

Dan Brown

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

Beth Revis

** All links to Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ Coming in 2018

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books I’m looking forward to in 2018. Here are the 2018 releases on my radar:

Still Me (Me Before You #3)

Still Me

Promise Not to Tell

Promise Not to Tell

The Curses (The Graces, #2)

The Curses

Surprise Me

Surprise Me

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

Obsidio

Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga #4)

Iron Gold

Unearthed (Unearthed, #1)

Unearthed

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet

Meet Cute

The Girl in the Tower (The Winternight Trilogy #2)

The Girl in the Tower

Broken Beautiful Hearts

Broken Beautiful Hearts

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ Letter to Santa

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books that I want to ask Santa for this year. So here are the books that I am including in my letter to Santa…

The Mortal Instruments, the Complete Collection: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels; City of Lost Souls; City of Heavenly Fire

The Mortal Instruments Box Set

Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #3)

Library of Souls

Heartless

Heartless

Girl Against the Universe

Girl Against the Universe

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)

Godsgrave

Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3)

Ash and Quill

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

A List of Cages

A List of Cages

Perfect (Flawed, #2)

Perfect

Renegades (Renegades, #1)

Renegades

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ 2017 Favorites

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is my favorite books from 2017. Here are my 5 star reads:

Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1)

 Wrong Number, Right Guy

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)

The Last Olympian

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

City of Glass

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

Landline

Landline

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Highly Illogical Behavior

Highly Illogical Behavior

The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish

Forged in Fire (Red-Hot SEALs, #1)

Forged in Fire

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

10% Happier

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Life And Other Near Death Experiences

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ To Read This Winter

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is our Winter TBR. These are the books I am hoping to read this winter. And now that all of my books and I are in the same location (woohoo), I have many more books to choose from!

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go

The Luster of Lost Things

The Luster of Lost Things

A Dog's Purpose (A Dog's Purpose, #1)

A Dog’s Purpose

Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT, #1)

Hungry Like the Wolf

Lily and the Octopus

Lily and the Octopus

Remember Me?

Remember Me?

Adorkable

Adorkable

Stormchaser (Cutter Cay #4)

Stormchaser

It Started With Goodbye

It Started With Goodbye

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ Thankful

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books that I’m thankful for. I am thankful for most books! In the past I have done books that have had the most impact on me, this time I just decided to go with some of the most impactful or enjoyable books from 2017.

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

10% Happier

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

The Problem with Forever

The Problem with Forever

Highly Illogical Behavior

Highly Illogical Behavior

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Life and Other Near Death Experiences

Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

Bitter is the New Black

Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)

Angels and Demons

The Good Luck of Right Now

The Good Luck of Right Now

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles link to Amazon {affiliate}

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday~ A Child’s Bookshelf

Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the amazing team at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is books that you want your future child to read. As I do not have children and at this point in my life will not be having any in the future, I am working with an imaginary child… but these are the books that I would want on their bookshelf as they grow up.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Harry Potter Series

The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)

Artemis Fowl Series

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web (and other books by E.B. White)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, #1)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle (and other books by Beverly Cleary)

Matilda

Matilda (and other books by Roald Dahl)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge, #1)

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (and other books by Judy Blume)

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat (and other books by Dr. Seuss)

The Pokey Little Puppy

The Poky Little Puppy (and other Little Golden Books )

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #1)

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

**All covers link to Goodreads; all titles and authors link to Amazon {affiliate}