25 Mar 2014

Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and you can find more about this meme here. This is my first ever Top Ten Tuesday but I'm so excited to become a part of this! This week's list is the top ten things of my bookish bucket list.

1. Read everything Agatha Christie ever had published.
As Chami will tell you, I have a slight massive obsession with all things Agatha Christie, and so one day I hope to be able to get through all of her novels, plays and short stories, even the romance ones she wrote under the pen name of Mary Westmacott. I can't find an exact total for everything she ever published, but I do know that there are 66 mystery novels. I've currently read 9 of her works...I've got a while to go.

2. Reach 500 followers
As of right now, we have 68 followers here on our blog which is amazing considering we never really expected to even reach 10 followers. That being said, I'd love to reach 500 followers so we could host a big giveaway and whatnot, which really we could do at any number but 500 seems...logical, for some reason.

3. Have my own home-library
Currently, I live at home with my parents and brother and despite the fact my books take up most of the space on all six bookshelves in our house, I still do not have enough room! Like any book lover, I hope one day to have my own home library with floor to ceiling bookshelves filled with all my books.

4. Meet more authors
I consider myself pretty lucky in the sense that I've got to meet quite a few authors- Maggie Stiefvater, Alyson Noel, Jay Kristoff, Duncan Lay and (my personal favourite) Nansi Kunze, are among some of them. I'd still love to meet more authors though- I don't have any preferences or anything, I just want to meet some more awesome YA authors!

5. Read The Song of Ice and Fire series
I admit, I'm one of those people who had yet to get to The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I have started Game of Thrones and I got about 100 pages in (I was really liking it) and I already own the second book, but I just haven't gotten to them yet. I haven't even seen past season one of the show!

6. Work in a bookstore or a library
This actually hasn't always been a dream of mine, in fact this is a very recent goal. Recently, I've been looking into volunteering at nearby libraries or at bookish events but getting a part-time job at a bookstore would be amazing.

7. Host a giveaway
This one is a little strange, we've hosted plenty of giveaways for authors here but I'd like to be able to host our own giveaway with the prize as the winner's choice from Book Depository, or maybe even an Australian giveaway so I can include some awesome bookmarks and whatnot.

8. Read all of Charles Dickens' works
This is a similar sort of thing to number one on this list. I absolutely love Dickens, so of course I want to read all of his works too. I'd also really like to watch the many adaptations that go along with his novels- 50th watching of BBC's Great Expectations (2011), here I come!

9. Attend more book events
I am literally always on the lookout for book events where I live. Unfortunately, there aren't really that many here but I'd still love to attend more. That being said, this one is kind of a cheat because I'm already planning to attend two more this year already!

10. Participate in a book swap
I love giving books to people so I think doing a book swap would be awesome. I know quite a few people do this in America, but I have yet to find anyone in Australia who is interested but hopefully I will soon!

So that's it for my first Top Ten Tuesday! I had a lot of fun doing this, and I'll see you all this time next week for my next list.


  1. Yay, you're list is sooo good! I'd love to reach 500 followers too. ;) I'm totally going to be a famous blogger someday...or something. Or just eat cake. WHATEVER WORKS BEST. OH! Oh! Are you Australian?!! So am I! I'm always super keen to meet more Aussie bloggers. *waves* Hiiiiii.
    My TTT!

    1. CAAAAAKE! Yes, I'd totally forget about the 500 followers for all the cake. Ah!! I really do not have enough Aussie blogger friends. I'm so happy to meet you :D

  2. I can't believe I forgot to put your number 1 on my list! I LOVE Agatha Christie and want to read all of her books too. I am taking my time, because the day I have no more Agatha Christie mysteries to read will be a sad one.

    1. She really is amazing, isn't she? I don't know what I'll do when I finish them, I'll just have to sit around and cry!

  3. I love number 3. Your blog is really pretty :) Hope you accomplish all of these things and thanks for stopping by!

  4. i also want to work or volunteer consistently for a bookstore/library. I really should just call up the library and do that already.
    I love how this is a Top 10 Tuesday! You may also want to link up to the original Bookish Bucket List, too!

  5. LOVE Charles Dickens. I don't think I've read everything by him, but I've read a lot of them. I definitely need to read more Agatha Christie, though. Great list!
    My TTT