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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 🙂 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 🙂
Read 50 books
Even if it should be about quality over quantity, I just can’t not do this challenge 🙂 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.
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 🙂 )