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!

Anticipated Releases 2023

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2023!

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins (expected publication January 3rd 2023)

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert (expected publication January 3rd 2023)

Hellbent by Leigh Bardugo (expected publication January 10th 2023)

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire (expected publication January 10th 2023)

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix (expected publication January 17th 2023)

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz (expected publication February 21st 2023)

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon (expected publication February 28th 2023)

A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher (expected publication March 28th 2023)

Happy Place by Emily Henry (expected publication April 25th 2023)

The Only One Left by Riley Sager (expected publication June 20th 2023)

☀️ Summer TBR ☀️

So this week’s Top 10 Tuesday is once again our seasonal TBR’s. So for this summer the plan is to try and cut down my physical TBR and read all of the books I have been thrifting and collecting over the last year that I haven’t gotten to yet.

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

A Court of Silver Flame by Sarah J Maas

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon