Reading and Blog Goals for 2022

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! What are your plans? Are you going to curl up with a good book, like me? Or are you going to party hard, in your living room, with a good book, also like me? Yup. the Hubs and I are living it up. Partying hard, as it were.

Since it is New years, it’s the time for New Years Resolutions. I don’t typically make them since I break them so easily. I seriously cannot hold a resolution to save my life.

But why am I putting myself through this again when it didn’t work in 2021?

I have no idea. Glutton for punishment maybe?

Read More Non-Fiction! I think this will forever be on my list. Reading more non-fiction is never a bad thing. And, technically, this is a resolution I did keep by reading 6 non-fiction books in 2021 as opposed to 2020s 2. So improvements are still happening!

Buy Fewer Books! That’s right, I’m going on a buying ban…sort of. I’ll still have to buy books for book clubs and of course when the sale is just too good for words. And this probably won’t last all year, but for now, I must restrain myself!

Read My TBR Shelf! This one is going to be hard. I know I’ll want to quit at some point because a lot of the excitement comes from reading the newest thing, but I’m not going to have a newest thing because I’m not going to be buying as many books (see above). So yeah, read my way through my TBR stack, shelf, cart, etc.

Write More Reviews! So I’ve been doing pretty good with reviews, but I need to write more. My problem is that I look at reading as a fun experience, and don’t always think about reviewing the book until a week has passed and I think to myself “self, that would have been a good book to review”. So yeah, review more books.

So yeah, there you have it, my very short list of Goals for reading and blogging this year. I’m keeping it short because short is doable. Long is intimidating and will make you quit before you’ve even thought about it!

What are your goals? Do you even have goals? Do you think I’m crazy?

Spoiler alert, I’m probably crazy.

Blogging and Reading Goals for 2021

So I thought I would share with you what I hope to do both with the blog and with my reading in 2021. Goals are important. They give us something to strive for. Written down they also give us a way to look back and see if we have accomplished those goals.

Here’s hoping.

More Reviews: I really enjoy writing reviews, and I hope you enjoy reading them. I’m hoping to do at least two reviews a month.

A More Consistent Review Format: I haven’t been very consistent with how I do reviews. I would like to change that. It would be nice for me, and for you, to have a format to follow that makes some kind of sense.

Read More Books: I don’t mean try to read 30 books every month, that would be insane. I can only do that once a year. Maybe. No, I just mean overall. I set my Goodreads/The Storygraph goal at 50 books. Given that I read 82 books this past year, I’m pretty sure I’ll hit it. Probably. I hope. Sure. I can do it! I have faith…in myself.

Read More Non-Fiction Books: I only read two non-fiction books last year. Two! I’m hoping to change that this year. I have a few books in a mind, and a friend already recommended another one for me.

Read All the Books on My TBR Cart: It’s not a TBR per se, but it’s a goal. I bought a lot of books in a short span of time last year, and I need to try to read them all. Or at least get halfway through the cart before I order anymore books. And E-books don’t count. Though I do have a lot of those I need to read too.

Re-Read Some Favorites: I love re-reading books. They feel like those old friends you haven’t seen in a while but it’s like no time has past. I love those books. And those friends. You know who you are.

Do More Book Tags: I have found that I love books tags. For all that I’ve only done two. And coming up with answers that aren’t all The Dragon Prince or Exiles by Melanie Rawn is proving challenging. And I like it!

And there are my goals. What goals do you have for the year?