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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re talking about our bookish goals for 2023. I love setting goals, but I’m also a major mood reader who hates stressing out over said goals so I usually keep my goals very laid-back and vague. This year I got a teensy bit more specific and gave myself 5 actual goals. But to balance it out, I also gave myself a main goal/bonus goal that outruled them all. Basically, I gave myself permission to not reach my goals. Because that’s how I roll, and will keep rolling in 2023! Here we go:
MAIN GOAL / BONUS GOAL /
THE GOAL TO RULE ALL GOALS:
All the below goals are more like guidelines – fun is what matters most! Reading what I want, when I want to. Reading (and blogging) is my hobby and that’s why it should stay fun above all else. I’d love to reach all of these goals, but the minute I feel a slump coming on because I’m focusing too much on these goals, I will give myself permission to take it easy 🙂
Read 50 books
As ever year, the obligatory Goodreads Challenge. I never quite like this one, because it should be about fun and quality instead of only quantity, but I also can’t NOT do this challenge for some reason. The stats-nerd in me loves quantifying my reading, even if it also stresses me out. So my compromise to myself is to keep it reasonable: 50 books per year. For me, that’s doable and I usually surpass it. So I’m keeping it as is 🙂
Re-read more often
I LOVE re-reading books. It’s always a little magical to rediscover and known, beloved world and revisit favorite characters. But I don’t do it that often because I can get distracted by shiny new releases and, to be honest, the pressure that sometimes comes with being a book blogger to review those new releases. But, as every year, I want to make it a goal for myself to re-read on a somewhat regular basis.
Finish/continue some series I started
I’ve become so terrible at finishing series. For me, the issue is mostly that I forgot what happened in the books I’ve read before, so I want to re-read those before diving into new installments. As you can imagine, that doesn’t happen very often. But I do hope to finish some series this year.
Read more new-to-me-authors
There are a few authors out there that have been on my TBR for ages. Blogger friends love them, and I keep saying I want to read them and then procrastinate. No more! Here are a few new-to-me authors I want to commit to (finally) reading this year:
Do the 12 Book Challenge
I don’t usually do challenges (because I’m a mood reader and challenges stress me out), but I still wanted a way to step out of my reading comfort zone by reading some genres I normally wouldn’t, or to try some books recommended by friends that I might not pick up otherwise. So the 12 Book Challenge seems like a great one to try! I asked, you recommended (thank you!), and here are my 12 picks: