2023 Bookish Goals

It’s Top Ten Tuesday time once again friends and this week’s prompt is your bookish goals for 2023 so here are 5 of mine:

I’ve made a bit of a habit of just buying and reading books because they are super hyped and popular even though the actual book doesn’t interest me. I could be a genre that I don’t usually read from or the premise doesn’t intrigue me but because everyone is talking/raving about it I still pick it up and read it anyway and I usually don’t enjoy it. I just think it’s a waste of time and I could be reading a book that I actually want to read.

I’ve been finding as of late that when I’m trying to find what book I want to read next I will look at the page count and see how long the book is which will influence whether or not I choose that book. Like if I have two books I’m choosing between and one is 500 pages and the other is on 300 I will pick that one because it is shorter not because I’m interested in that one more. I want to try and dismiss this train of thought and pick books because I’m excited to read them not because I could finish it in one day.

It’s kind of hard to explain but I kind of forget that there is a world in these books that I enjoy diving into and I let the page count or the number of books in the series deter me from continuing on. Which hopefully this year I can overcome and actually finish some series that I have been in the middle of for literally years now!

I’ve set my Goodreads goals for 80 this year instead of the 100 I usually would do. I don’t want to focus too much on the number of books I read and instead try and focus on the quality so this is more of a tentative goal. I would still love to read anywhere from 80-100 books again in 2023 but I don’t want my need to complete this deter me from picking up longer books and taking my time getting through them.

The last goal I wish to set for myself this year is to just be happy. I think if I accomplish the rest of my goals it will make for a great year and that will definitely make me happy!

11 thoughts on “2023 Bookish Goals

  1. Continuing series and completing my Goodreads challenge are also goals of mine this year. I definitely feel you on reading books because you’re interested in them and not because everyone else is talking about them: I’m generally pretty good at just reading stuff because I really want to but I definitely have been pulled in by FOMO before and ended up reading hyped books that I know I won’t necessarily like just because I want to understand what everyone else is talking about!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/top-ten-tuesday-403/

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  2. I love your goals because they’re about the experience, rather than the hard metrics. That’s the way it should be!

    I set my 2023 goodreads goal at 56 (my favourite number) but I’ve already read 16 books in January without pushing myself.

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