Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

I spend quite a bit of time thinking about these, all of them are possible.
They just get less and less feasible as the list progresses…

YALC 2014

The UK will be having it’s first YA Literacy Convention this year, I’m so excited about this. At the moment I’m in the process of sorting out the how.
An initial list of some of the authors who will be taking part in YALC has now been announced:


James Dawson

  • Malorie Blackman
  • James Dawson
  • Matt Haig
  • Derek Landy
  • Sophie McKenzie
  • Patrick Ness
  • Natasha Ngan
  • Darren Shan
  • Ruth Warburton


Do let me know if you’re going in the comments sections!


I put this quite high on the list, while I don’t know when – I do know that sometime in the next few years I will be going.
There is a saving fund but as present it’s rather meager. 😦

Replace my bookcases

My library is currently “wood effect” flat-pack. It’s functional but not exactly pretty. One day I hope to replace these with nice bookcases, ideally to match the small one in my living room.

Re-organise my library by…

colour, publishers, or maybe… hmm, not sure.
How would you organise it?

I had it all sorted but over the last few months it’s gone a bit haywire. With so much of my RL taking up time I’ve just been putting books where they fit.

Spend a whole month reading.


In theory this is something I could do now, provided I A- use all my holidays in one go & B- my employer lets me. So not this year.
But you never know I might get that winning lottery ticket. 😉

Have a review comment on a book

I think that would be pretty epic, don’t you?

Meet Zoë Marriott

& not make a fool of myself
The first part of this is feasible. The second not so much.

Own a signed Robin McKinley book

Best-ever UKYA novels!

I don’t know how I’ll make this happen but I so wish/hope I do.

Work in publishing

Don’t think I’m alone in this wish. To work for a publisher, reading and promoting books? That would be one of the best jobs ever.

Ignoring the fact that I have no literature qualifications or experience in publishing (beyond this blog) there is the small matter of location; I’m about 300 miles from London where the majority of publishers sit and while traveling down for a few days a week isn’t a problem I know I’ll never move permanently.

I’d be happy to study though, you know just in case any nice publishers are looking at this and want to hire me. #IcanDream

Be a Unicorn

I write, not as much as I should but the dream of having my book on a shelf in a bookshop is still there.

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12 thoughts on “Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

  1. BEA seems quite an epic thing. I don’t like NYC, but my love of books might one day rule over that little fact (right now it’s too soon for me to even consider going back lol)
    I also need to reorganise my books but I never know what order I want them in, so it doesn’t happen 😦

  2. Those are some great goals! Working in publishing is quite awesome, but very hard and a lot of late nights! I bet the YA Literacy Convention will be amazing!

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