Every year, I put together this list of reading goals with the fullest intention to keep up with them throughout the year. But then something happens (who knows) and I’m left with reading goals I never actually get done.
This year, I want to be more intentional. I want to say that I’m going to do something and actually do it because what’s the point of making a list of things you want to do if it only remains just that; a list.
I’ll be sharing my reading goals for 2022 below, but what I’ll also be doing is keeping myself accountable. While there’s a bunch of different ways to stay accountable, I’ll be keeping track in my trusty reading journal (which I’ll share in another post coming soon!). For now, here’s what I plan to accomplish in a small or big way in 2022:
Read more from my backlist
Like every other reader in the known universe, I have a huge backlog. Many books come across my desk and while I make a lot of room to read most of them, there are always ones I put off for…practically forever. This year, I want to use my backlog not only as a way to read what I already have, but also keep myself from buying more books. I’ll be shopping my shelves this year, which I’m quite excited about because sometimes I surprise myself with the books I’ve kept and haven’t read.
Finish the series I’ve been meaning to finish
I noticed last year that I have a ton of trilogies and series that I’ve only half read. For most, it’s just me having to read the final book of the series. It’s kind of funny that that’s the only thing I need to read to complete the series. It’s not like I hold off on them because I’m particularly woeful about the ending or so excited that I need to put it off. I’ve just…put it off. And now I’m going to make room for those series that I can complete just by reading the last book.
However, this one comes with the caveat that I need to reread a few books and that’s where my third goal comes in.
I’ve been wanting to reread books for forever, but I never make room for them. This year, I actively plan to reread a few series in order to complete them, so I’ll slowly start incorporating more rereads into my monthly TBRs. I’m excited because some of the stories I’ve picked out to reread are my favorites and isn’t that the whole point of rereading?
Hugo Award nominees
Last year, I didn’t plan well and ended up having to skip reading the Hugo Award nominated books of that year. However, I loved reading the nominees before the ceremony and having my own award announcements based on what I liked. Sadly, they never match what actually gets picked, but I still love doing it.
This year, I want to do the same and make the room to read these nominees when they’re announced. I can’t wait to see what’s on the ballot this year.
Enjoy my reads
This is probably on my list every single year because it’s a reminder that I read and do this all for fun. I love sharing what I’m reading, what I’m thinking about, and giving you new books to check out. It’s not a race and it’s not about reading all the cool, new books when they get released, but having fun!
That’s it from me! What’s on your reading goals list this year?