The Top 10 Things on my Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List. According to the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish, this may include things like meeting authors, reading x many books per year, finishing a daunting book, etc. This week’s list is in no particular order.

1. Meet Marissa Meyer

marissa-meyerThere are several authors I like and would enjoy meeting. But since Marissa Meyer is really becoming my favorite “current” author, I’d have to say she’s the author I’d definitely geek out/fangirl over the most if I had the chance to meet her, and I really hope to have the opportunity some day!

2. Visit a Hunger Games filming location

HenryRiver4When my husband and I went to Asheville last year, I looked into tours that took you around the District 12 village that was set up for The Hunger Games movie. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t going to work out for that trip, but since both the Asheville area (where they shot the first movie) and Atlanta (where they shot a lot of Catching Fire) are both very attainable drives for us, I hope I can visit some of these set locations sometime.

3. Finish Les Miserables… preferably this year

les-miserables-bookI started reading Les Miserables at the beginning of the year with the intention of reading small snippets at a time, hopefully finishing it by the end of the year. Well, I am reading it, and I do think it’s very good, but it’s hard to for me to read too many chapters in one sitting because of the way it’s written. And let’s just say at my current pace I am not set to finish by the end of the year. But maybe I can pick things up. Or maybe I’ll finish next year…

4. Read Harry Potter

harry-potter-seriesYes, I know. Let’s move on.

5. Read Lord of the Rings

LOTR111I’m crazy intimidated by this classic trilogy, but I want to read it.

6. Become a Published Author

snoopy-writerMy ULTIMATE bookish goal!

7. Take an archery lesson so I can feel like Katniss for a day

katniss-archerI think this is self-explanatory.

8. Read ALL of C.S. Lewis’ books

cslewisbooksSo I’d like to consider C.S. Lewis my favorite author of all time, but can I do that without having read all his books? So far I’ve read all of The Chronicles of Narnia and Till We Have Faces cover to cover, and I’ve read snippets of The Screwtape Letters and several of his nonfiction books. I own The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity, and let’s not forget that Lewis also wrote a space trilogy. Needless to say, I have a long way to go, but everything I’ve read by him so far I have enjoyed.

9. Read to my future children

bedtime-story2This seems like a really simplistic thing to say, but I’m sure it’s harder to put into action. I would like to tuck my kids into bed every night possible, and again, whenever possible, I want to carve out the time to read to them/with them. I think instilling books into a child’s life is important, and of course it is a great way to spend quality time with your child. I hope I will put this into practice one day.

10. Read all 6 of Jane Austen’s novels

jane-austen-booksI’m already halfway through with this item, and plan to continue reading one Austen novel a year until I’m finished.

What’s on your bookish bucket list? 

36 Responses to The Top 10 Things on my Bookish Bucket List

  1. I LOVE your list! To read all of Jane Austen would be something I’d LIKE to do, but I’m not that big on “classics” even though I always say I’ll read more…er, some. YES on archery lessons! I’ve always wanted to do that even before HG 🙂 Good luck on being a published author, I know you can do it!

  2. Love love loved Cinder! I about 5 years ago I went to Forks and it was sooo much fun. I think it would be awesome to visit locations for more books 🙂
    Great list 🙂
    Here’s mine!

  3. I’ve seen read all of Austen on a few lists – with 6 books it theoretically seems manageable. But I’ve only ever read Pride & Prejudice 🙂

    8 – Lewis also wrote a book of essays about fairy tales and myths and stories. Some of the essays or more interesting than others but I enjoyed it: I think reading all of C.S. Lewis would be a lot more daunting than reading all of Jane Austen. Just the idea of it overwhelms me 🙂

    5 – I was intimidated by The Hobbit for years growing up. When I finally got read it I loved it and devoured that and all the LOTR books in like a month. So, yes, daunting but worth it.

    7 – yes. I totally want to take an archery class too.

    • I didn’t know about that book, so I’m glad you told me! I am definitely going to take my time with reading Lewis’ works. I read The Hobbit in junior high and enjoyed it, and would like to reread it… Maybe it would propel me forward to read LOTR! I don’t plan to get into all the appendices and all that though.

  4. Lovely list! I have not read Harry Potter either, so you are not alone there (I can actually feel the eyes of people on me right now, LOL). I would love to visit The Hunger Games locations as well, sounds interesting.
    Here’s my TTT

  5. I just found your blog today! Such a great list! I’ve met Marissa, and she is so nice and funny. Harry Potter is an absolute must-read, so I hope that becomes a priority! I had the same problem when I sat down to read Les Miserables (I tricked myself into thinking I could read it in a month–ha!) but I finally finished it and it was so satisfying. I actually just discovered a website called that emails snippets of classics to you everyday. It’s helping me get through Pride and Prejudice, a novel I’ve tried to read for three years, so I bet it could get you through Les Miserables.

    Hope you have fun in all of your reading endeavors! Looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

    Debz @ Debz Bookshelf

    • I do plan to start Harry Potter sometime… I’m going to aim for sometime this year. The problem is I get so distracted by new reads! I am terrible at reading daily emails like that, so I don’t think that method would really work for me. I just need to pick up my copy of the book more often! Glad you came by!

  6. YES to all of these! I have Lord of the Rings on my list this week as well, and I guess it’s the push I needed because I’m planning on starting them as soon as I finish Allegiant (but that’s a nightmare in itself O_O)

    I have an anthology of Lewis’s works that’s been sitting on my shelf for over a year now. I loved Screwtape Letters so much – I’m not really sure why I haven’t read his other works!

    • Wow, that soon huh? I was just thinking I’ll try to read LOTR sometime in the next 50 years, ha ha… OK, maybe I’ll try to narrow it down to the next ten years… 🙂

  7. I like your goal of reading C.S. Lewis. I would like to read those too. Also, the covers that you have in the picture of the Lewis books are fabulous!
    Keep plugging away at Les Mis. It is good, but it is a big undertaking.

    • I did a Google search for C.S. Lewis books and when that picture popped up I knew I had to use it! Now if I could just find these covers in a bookstore…

  8. I commend you and your list of classics. I don’t think I’ll ever survive trying to do all those. And I hope you get to meet Ms. Meyer! Cosplay while you’re at it. 😀

    And aww, if making this list, I would never have thought of adding reading to my future children in there. As much as I believe I’ll never get married and have children, I kinda want to have children so there will be someone I can read to at night and then watch them fall slowly asleep, before closing the book and all the light and closing the door softly. :3

    • They’re classics I want to read… I’m not going to force myself to read Mark Twain or War and Peace because I’m not interested in those.

      You have plenty of time to worry about whether or not husband and kids will happen. Sometimes I actually waffle back and forth about kids, but thinking about things like reading with them warms my heart and makes me want to!

  9. I forced myself through the Lord of the Rings trilogy, hoping to see why they were so popular. It was the series that decided for me that I am not a fan of high fiction; too many descriptions. And there were a lot of songs, which I felt compelled to read, thinking there might be a clue about what was going to happen! (There wasn’t). I really enjoyed The Hobbit though!

    I would love to read all of Jane Austen; so far I’ve only read P&P.

    • Yeah, I think it would be a struggle for me as well, but I do love the stories and characters from the movies, so I think it would be worth it to read more about them.

  10. I hope to slowly read all of Jane Austen’s books, though I don’t think I’ve every actually said it–I’ve just assumed I would get to them all eventually! I also have a goal to read C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia series. I read one of them when I was little, but never read the rest, despite the fact that my dad bought me the entire series. And I’ve also got to try LOTR. It sounds so daunting!

    • It took me many, many years after I had the complete set to dive into them, and even then I spent several years reading them all even though they’re easy reads and most of them are very enjoyable! (There were a couple that were slightly tougher to get through because they were a little more boring, but most of them are great!) I read them in the order they were written, rather than story chronological order, and I think that’s the way to go!

  11. I love this list!! My cousin has taught me a little archery, and it really cool. the LOTR trilogy is awesome! I read it this past summer. The first book is a little slow, but it defiantly picks up!!! I adore CS Lewis and Jane Austen!

    I want to travel to the filming locations now!

    • I did technically learn a little archery at a retreat or something once a while ago, but it was definitely a while ago so I want to relearn!

  12. I love your list! I also have #5 on my list. I think it’s cool that you plan to visit a Hunger Games filming location — and take archery lessons! I would love to try archery someday as well. My husband used to do it, so hopefully one day we can go to a shooting range together. It looks like fun, but I wonder how good I would be at it, lol.

    I REALLY like the covers on those C. S. Lewis books! I’ve had The Screwtape Letters on my TBR ever since some random guy at pastry school was telling me about it, lol. I think I have like half of the Narnia series on my shelves somewhere, so someday I’d like to read all of those as well.

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