Top Ten Tuesday

My (Concrete Yet Chill) Bookish Goals for 2024

20240116 My (Concrete Yet Chill) Bookish Goals for 2024

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today we’re talking about our bookish goals for 2024 and I have mixed feelings about this one. I love setting goals, but I’m also a major mood reader and then I don’t end up reaching those goals and stress about that. So I still have mentioned my goals below in more or less concrete ways, but overall I want to have a very chill approach to it all in 2024.

Like, I’m not gonna stress to reach these goals, BUT if I’m having trouble deciding what to read next in the coming year, I hope I can come back to this post and get inspired for a next read based on these goals.

Voila πŸ™‚ So without further ado, let’s dive in!

MAIN GOAL / BONUS GOAL /
THE GOAL TO RULE ALL GOALS:

This is the same as every year: 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 πŸ™‚

Read 50 books

Even if it should be about quality over quantity, I just can’t not do this challenge πŸ™‚ So my compromise to myself is to keep it reasonable: 50 books per year. For me, that’s doable and I usually surpass it.

Read some new-to-me authors
(that have been on my TBR too long already)

There are a few authors I’ve been wanting to try for ages, and yet I haven’t yet. This year I want to regularly pick up a book by a new-to-me author, at least the ones that have been on my TBR the longest.

Catch up on/finish some series

I’ve gotten quite bad at keeping up-to-date or finishing series. I keep procrastinating and then I don’t remember what happened in the previous books so I procrastinate some more… It’s a neverending loop and sometimes I just end up losing interest entirely. So here are a few series I do want to catch up on

Read some older backlist TBR books

I’d like to focus a little less on shiny new releases and focus instead on a few books that have been on my TBR for a while.

Re-read

I always love re-reading and I do re-read a bit, but I want to re-read more! I want to re-read standalones, but I also have a few longer series I’d like to re-read in 2024. (I’m currently re-reading The Simple Wild and the Throne of Glass series, so that’s already ongoing πŸ™‚ )

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Tell Me:
What are your bookish goals for 2024?

Lindsey xoxo

46 Comments

  1. I like to make lists, but usually they’re more about “short term” things vs big goals. Mainly because if I were to make yearly resolutions and I looked back over them at the end of the year, I’m afraid I’d be disappointed in how many I neglected. Like you I want to read some books still on my shelf. It’s always a goal even for someone who doesn’t make strict goals. πŸ˜‰

    1. I can definitely see the benefits of short term versus long term goals! So true about the backlist books always being a goal though πŸ˜‰

  2. Good luck with your goals! I really enjoyed Flawless πŸ™‚

    My TTT: https://laurieisreading.com/2024/01/16/top-ten-tuesday-2024-bookish-goals/

    1. Thanks! I’m looking forward to reading Flawless πŸ™‚

  3. Oh yes The Others series. I hope you’ll love the continuation. I kind of want to reread them soon.

    I feel you on continuing series though. I’m like that too. There are so many series I am in the midst of that I’d like to continue but I’m not sure if I still remember enough. It is a really annoying cycle.

    1. I’m looking forward to finishing The Others series for sure! So true about the annoying cycle of series. I always prefer binge reading for that reason, but that’s not always possible either (aka, I don’t have the patience πŸ˜€ )

  4. You have some great looking books. I like to keep reading and blogging fun as well, otherwise it more like a chore. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! Yes, it’s definitely supposed to stay fun, that’s most important for me always πŸ™‚

  5. A great list. I try to keep my goals as lose as possible, but if I don’t reach them then they carry over to the next year πŸ˜‚

    I highly recommend reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I was in two minds about it but ended up really loving it.

    Have a great week! And good luck with your goals!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

    My post:
    https://budgettalesblog.wordpress.com/2024/01/16/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-goals-for-2024/

    1. Thanks! Great to hear you loved The Midnight Library, I’m definitely looking forward to finally reading that one!

      1. It is a great read and not too long 😊

  6. These are good goals. Good luck with them. πŸ™‚

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  7. These are great goals and as a mood reader, I totally feel you on the goals thing! πŸ˜‚ I want to re-read the ToG series and I *need* to finish The Simple Wild books after all these years, lol. Good luck with these goals and happy reading!

    1. Haha, mood readers relate πŸ˜€ Hope we’ll both get to re-read the ToG series and finish the Simple Wild series this year!

  8. These are such great goals and we have some in common! I want to reread more, too, and finish at least the Bridgerton series. I love several of those new-to-you authors so I hope you are able to at least try one from them!

    1. Thanks, I’m glad to hear you love several of the new-to-me authors I’m hoping to try this year! πŸ™‚

  9. Good for you for giving yourself permission to take it easy when necessary.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. Taking it easy is such an important one πŸ™‚

  10. Good luck with all of these goals, Lindsey. I want to read some older backlist TBR books too but so far I’ve been mainly reading books from NetGalley lol.

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! Yes, I totally get the distraction of all those Netgalley books haha πŸ™‚

  11. Good luck with all of these! Yes, keeping them as guidelines helps when they change or don’t happen! πŸ™‚ I really hope to read more of my own/backlist books this year too!

    1. Thanks! Hope we’ll both get to read more own/backlist books this year πŸ™‚

      1. We can do it!! πŸ™‚

  12. Your goals sound reasonable and attainable! A lot of us are saying we want to focus on books that have been on our TBR’s and less on new releases! I hope we are all able to have that self control πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks! Haha yes those shiny new releases do get very tempting πŸ˜€

  13. Sarah @ Exploring All Genres says:

    Great goals. I have a few similar ones to yours. I didn’t add rereading books to my goals, but I do plan to do some this year. Good luck with your goals.

    1. Thanks and good luck with your goals too!

  14. Awesome goals! I hope you can do well with your TBR and I hope you have fun rereading. I always have to reread at least a little bit each year. There are too many favorites that I need to experience again and again. Have great 2024!

    1. Thanks! So far, I’m doing great with the rereading, but let’s hope I can keep it up throughout the rest of the year πŸ™‚

  15. I love these goals! I especially can’t wait for you to read all those new authors!

    1. Thanks, I’m looking forward to reading them too!

  16. The Patricia Briggs series is so so so good! I hope you love it when you read it! Good luck on all your goals this year!

    Haze @ The Book Haze
    https://thebookhaze.com/

    1. Thanks, glad to hear you love the Patricia Briggs series!

  17. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    I didn’t reach ten goals either LOL because yes it must stay fun!

    1. So true Sophie!

  18. masterspj says:

    I loved reading The Midnight Library, but I’ve seen mixed reviews. It’s a book people either love or hate. Honestly, I think it’s more about when you read it than anything.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2024!
    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/goals-for-2024-book-and-blog-goals/

    1. Oh, that’s a good point about The Midnight Library!

  19. Great list of goals, especially your first goal. Sometimes I make reading and blogging a job and it becomes another drag in my life. I’m trying to keep it just-for-fun only. Good luck with all of your goals. πŸ˜€

    1. Let’s hope we’ll both get to keep reading and blogging fun this year!

  20. I love the idea of “concrete, but chill” goals. My attitude is the same. Goals keep me motivated, but if I don’t achieve them, I’m not going to beat myself up over them. Especially with reading, which I do for fun above all else. Good luck with your goals!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    1. So true, reading should be for fun above all else, so concrete but chill seemed fitting πŸ™‚

  21. Good luck! I’m hoping to do some rereading too.

    1. Thanks! Hope we’ll both get to do some rereading this year!

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