Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List…this could have easily been a list of like 50 things.

bookish bucket list

1. Meet Morgan Matson & Trish Doller: I have literally met mostly every single one of my fave authors (Gayle, Rainbow, John Green, Laurie Halse Anderson, Stephanie Perkins, Tahereh Mafi, Veronica Rossi, etc. etc.) but I have NOT yet met these two and it has to happen because they have written some of my ABSOLUTE favorite books!

2. Finish the HP series: You all know I FINALLYYY read book 1 and I blogged about that experience with my #HPvirgin tweets but I really, really need to finish the series.

3. Really work on the story I’ve been toying with: I never ever ever have had the desire to write a book ever — except for maybe when I was a wee one. But, as I admitted to you guys, I have this really, really personal story that just came to me. A “what if” from something in my life that didn’t actually happen. I just keep putting it off and I really shouldn’t because I keep thinking about it. I cry every time I start to work on it so it makes it difficult? But, even if it never goes anywhere, I at least want to give it some attention.

4. Start a Little Free Library: This is more a $$ and location issue for right now but I’d really love to start one of these.

5. Get blurbed: This is just a random thing that I know will probs never happen because the things I write in my reviews are not very eloquent like a lot of other bloggers but oh my goodness would I love to be blurbed in a book!

6. Visit 5 libraries in 5 different countries: I love travel & I really, really want to make it a point to visit other libraries in different countries. With this, I also OBVIOUSLY want to visit bookstores everywhere I go and definitely buy some books whilst abroad! (BC omg some of those covers!)

7. Read at least 3 of the 700+ page chunksters on my shelf: I’ve admitted to the fact that blogging has made me shy away from SUPER chunky books but I’d really like to clear some of those out and stop being afraid of them.

8. Have a designated reading room/library when Will and I buy a house: It doesn’t have to be big but I just want a little space to show off my bookishness and to really be able to enjoy it in all its glory. My friend Anna’s new reading room is making me all sorts of JEALOUS.

9. Go on a bookish tour: I definitely want to go to Prince Edward Island and do the Anne of Green Gables tour or some of the literary tours in England.

10. Plan a getaway with my bookish besties: We’ve all been talking about it and I had the most amazing time in Chicago hanging with some of them and I just really need to have a fun getaway with my book pals that is outside of a conference or book event!

BONUS: Get Will to read 1 book — I’ve already talked about why being married to a non-reader isn’t as bad as you may think BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t want him to give reading a chance. I WILL get him to read a book one day!


So tell me…what’s on your bookish bucket list??

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. You’ve listed some good ones! It would be so cool to be blurbed in a book! And having a reading room/library made my list, too! Ever since I was little I’ve always wanted a cozy room filled with books where I could sit and read all day long. 🙂

  2. I think that going on a bookish tour would be so much fun! I’ve wanted to do that as well.

    My TTT

    • I’m going to have to research to see what all is out there! I know there is more than what I can come up with haha

  3. It would be lovely to go to the places I’ve read about. Walking down the streets of Bath like Catherine in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, visit the Hogwarts Castle, see where Anne and Diana played on PEI.
    Great list – I hope you get to cross as many of these off as possible.

    My TTT

  4. What a great list! I am having a little getaway with two of my bookish friends in April. I can’t wait to discuss all things bookish and just generally be with them. I’d love to get blurbed as well, but I don’t think I’m eloquent enough! Ha.

    • AH I hope you have so much fun! I had a fun weekend in Chicago with 3 of my bookish besties like 2 years ago and it was a blast.

  5. Seriously.. I spent like an hour trying to figure out how to make a cute list like you did above. I failed at it. But I love yours!!! 🙂

  6. Oh my I love your list…

    I get the non-reader partner thing. Kyle’s response to every thing is – “If it is any good they would make a movie of it, then I can just watch the movie.”

  7. Nice list there! 🙂
    Now I’m busy clicking links and reading your other posts 🙂

    I say go ahead and write that book. Seriously. It’s a very brave thing you’re doing.

    My bucket list

  8. Great list – love the idea of a bookish BFF getaway!

  9. I found out about Little Free Libraries about 2 years ago and would love to start one too! A friend of mine’s husband is an architect and has agreed to design it for us when we get going on it Such a nice idea.

  10. BOOK VACATION. I know we keep talking about it, but FOR REALS.

  11. Yes! A reading room is THE dream! One day. Dream big.

    Do you have specific libraries on your foreign library visits?

  12. Please finish HP because it’s freaking awesome! <3 I want to be blurbed too, but like you said, I don't think it's going to happen. I want to have a reading nook too! Awesome list 🙂

    TTT: Bookish Bucket List
    Dress Up That Cover #1 – If I Stay

  13. I love the idea of visiting 5 libraries in 5 different countries – that is beyond cool. I hope you get to accomplish it one day! I didn’t have anything like that on my TTT, but I might have to steal that idea. That and a bookish tour – I think the English country side would be absolutely breathtaking. In the summer months anyway.

    I don’t have an issue with Joe being a non-reader, but being a non-reader of my recommendations. He reads graphic novels, but I keep trying to push some books that I’ve read and enjoyed that I think he’d like too. I’ve sparked a little interest a few of them, but nothing has stuck yet 🙁

  14. Hehe I love your list, especially getting you non-reader husband to read a book. I’ve been working on mine for years, but I have yet to be successful. 🙂

  15. Haha, get my husband to read a book was on my list too. I don’t mind that he’s not a reader, but I do want to find him at least one book that he will love so that he understands why I love reading so much. We will find one! Being blurbed would be so amazing. I think I would just cry if that ever happened to me.

  16. Ahhhh! I’ve wanted to start a Little Free Library ever since I heard of them! It’s such an amazing idea. And I’m totally with you on the designated reading room / library. It would be amazing to have a room SPECIFICALLY to retreat to while reading. <3

  17. Love your #6!



    😉 🙂 🙂

  19. Ahhh, I love this list so much! #6 is my fave. Whenever I travel, I try to visit local bookstores and purchase something.

  20. Your list is so pretty! 🙂

    Getting blurbed would be amazing…I would have a major freak out session if that ever happened to me!

  21. Love your list, the last on your list: the bonus I try with my father. I am the only one in the family who loves to read, so feel a little alone but it is also nice that nobody reads exactly the same books as me or books at all. No one who give me unwanted spoilers before I have finished reading a book. My number one as to be send my manuscript to a publisher, giving out a book is my greatest dream!

  22. I have been to Prince Edward Island and done the Anne of Green Gables shebang about three or four times now, and I can tell you it is definitely worth it. L. M. Montgomery is fascinating and all the records she left have allowed the monuments to her to really come alive. And P.E.I. is absolutely gorgeous in the summer, so you really can’t go wrong.

  23. Yes, finish the Harry Potter series! They’re soooooo good! And then you can do the Harry Potter Hogwarts tour for #9! I’d really love to visit PEI as well because I adore Anne! She’s just so cute and PEI is known for being absolutely BEAUTIFUL and since I only live a few provinces away, there’s really NO excuse for me NOT to go! A reading room would be super cool and a Little Free Library is such a cool idea! I’d love to start one but I don’t know who’d actually participate… I feel like it works better if you live in a really close knit neighborhood in the suburbs where everyone knows everyone and since I live basically in the center of a pretty urban city, I don’t know if it would go down so well. People probably be too stuck to their phones to even notice… And I hope you do get to working on your story! If you’ve found an idea that makes you feel so passionately, I definitely think you should continue! Good luck! And great list! 🙂

  24. Awesome list! I love the story behind the idea for the book – I kind of have a similar thing, a personal experience that happened to me 10 years ago, an event that really shaped who I am and an issue I feel like I could really write about – I’ve been toying with different ideas and written something down, but I just haven’t found the right direction yet. I hope I one day do, because I feel like writing about it could be good for me.

    The Little Free Library thing is brilliant as well!

  25. Going on a bookish tour sounds AMAZING! I totally didn’t think of that! I hope you get to do it. It’d be awesome to hear about! Nice list!

  26. Love that you picked the Little Free Library… I just wrote a post about those a week or so ago. 🙂 I want to make one too someday.

  27. Nice list! The British Library in London is awesome! Wonderful bookish museum inside…and it’s free 🙂
    Cecil Court in London is also great – a street of booksellers.

    And, if you get to Portugal, check out Livraria Lello in Porto.

  28. I’ve gotten my fiance to read with me by giving him some Clive Cussler novels. Maybe Will would like those??

  29. These are ALL so good! I cannot believe I didn’t think of any of these.

  30. My husband doesn’t read either. Even though he was a huge reader as a kid. He is Sports/Music guy and I’m Books/sort of music kind of girl so it works. He watches sports while I read, no fighting over the tv!

    Great list!

  31. Hey hey hey Trish Doller’s store is literally 15 minutes from my house so you could totally come visit me. 😀

  32. Oooh, I forgot about wanting to start a Little Free Library! My bookish list has been growing after checking out everyone’s TTT. As for the husband thing… good luck! I the almost 7 years I’ve known my guy, he has read ONE book, and it was only because he was working midnights and there was nothing else to do on his shift. Sigh. But at least he read one!

  33. Ah, yes, finish Harry Potter!! I remember when you read the first one and I was so happy. Now you need to get on the rest!:) I’d also looove to have a reading room with shelves lining the walls and big windows and comfy chairs. That just sounds perfect, doesn’t it?! Also, I’ve never heard of Little Free Library but I’m totally going to go check that out!

    Emily from Blue-Eyed Bibliophile

  34. These are all great ideas! I think if I could visit somewhere bookish I would choose Prince Edward Island too! As a huge Anne of Green Gables fan, I want to go there someday. Also, as a frequent library user, I would love to see libraries around the world.

  35. I’d love to travel the world and visit libraries and collect bookmarks 🙂
    Great List!!!!! xoxo
    Michelle Book Hangovers Blabs Books

  36. Ooh, 5 libraries in 5 countries – that’s a fun one! I love that this was a Top Ten Tuesday – I hope you come by and link it up to the Original Bookish Bucket List, too!

  37. yep, i told you i’d click on everything. how is #3 going?


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