As we enter the new year many of us will be setting goals on Goodreads and choosing new year’s resolutions. What are your goals related to your blog or books/reading in general? Are you going to have resolutions this year, and if not why not?
In my previous years of blogging, I didn’t really make any major resolutions beyond a reading goal because I felt like I was still trying to find a good balance between reading, blogging and daily life. But now that things feel a bit more balanced, I have a few reading and blogging goals I’ve decided on for 2022.
My major resolution this year is my Goodreads goal, which I’ve set at a starting point of 150 books. It’s higher than my usual 100, but given than I’ve managed to hit 150 with relative ease in the three years I’ve been blogging, it feels like it’s time to challenge myself a bit.
I’m also aiming to be a little more circumspect with regards to requesting ARCs, especially on NetGalley, because I’ve frequently found that I have too many to handle at certain times of the year. I usually wait until about a month before a book’s release date to read the ARC, but this year, I’m going to try to read them as soon as I can fit them in. Hopefully this will make it pile up less during the busier months of the year and make it easier to stay on schedule.
My other major goal this year is to not focus on new titles as much, sticking to my initial curated TBR for 2022 and only adding the books I’m really interested in. I’ve really missed re-reading my old favourites and I’m hoping this will open up some time to sit down with a few of those without worrying about review deadlines along with chipping away at my backlist TBR too.
Finally, I’m trying to step out of my comfort zone a bit this year and expand my reading choices beyond YA, starting with the fantasy genre – I have quite a few on my TBR, but have somehow never managed to make the time for them. I’m also looking forward to reading more sci-fi novels which I found I really enjoyed this past year.
Do you have any blogging or bookish resolutions for 2022? Share your thoughts in the comments below!