Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Bookish Goals for 2023.
At the risk of being totally repetitive, I’m basically repurposing the version of this topic that I did in 2021 (apparently, I didn’t bother writing one in 2022!). Year after year, certain basic goals, resolutions, concepts remain true.
I really don’t believe in making resolutions, but I do have some general ideas about how I want to focus my reading in 2023, so here we go:
Read whatever I feel like. Okay, I say this every year… and every year it’s worth repeating! Other than book group reading commitments, I’m going to mostly be sticking to reading without a plan. It’s a wonderful feeling!
Keep ARCS to a minimum. I feel like I’ve been getting better at this. It can be hard to resist requesting every shiny new book that comes up on NetGalley, but I know I’m happiest when I’m not overloaded with obligation books.
Read at least a few of the books/series I highlighted in my series-to-read post for this year.
Tackle at least a few books outside my comfort zone or that will take a bit of extra effort. The main one I have in mind is The Silmarillion (but don’t hold me to it — plans may change!)
For the sake of keeping bad habits in check, don’t hit the Buy Now button for Kindle books just because they’re a price break! I have more books in my Kindle library than I know what to do with. I’m trying to get better at only buying e-books when I’m ready to read them. (This already seems like it’ll be tough to stick with… but it’s worth making the effort.)
And one ongoing task — I should probably reorganize my bookshelves (yet again) and put together a new stack of books to donate. One of these rainy days, I’ll get around to this one!
That’s about it for me. I hope to have a year full of fun, enjoyable reading with very few requirements about when I finish a certain book or what to read in any given moment.
What are your bookish goals for 2023? Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy year… with plenty of great books to read!
14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2023”
These are great goals. Have fun with them!
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Thank you! Happy New Year!
Good luck with all of these! They’re great goals!
Great goals. I’m with you on the need to reorganize my shelves. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a lot of what I have. Hope most of these work out🙂🙂
I went to look for one particular book on my shelves recently… and found about 20 that I realized I was no longer interested in. Donation time!
Keep arcs to a minimum – this is something I need to do! Good luck with your goals ❤️
It’s hard to resist the allure of ARCs… but I”m trying! 🙂
Even though we repeat goals from year to year, I think it’s motivating to say it out loud! Refocus is always good! Hoping you have an enjoyable and productive reading year! 🥂
Thank you — same to you!
Same with ARCs, This year I don’t want to be overwhelmed with publication dates or reviews, first i want to read the physical TBR
Yes! I’m tired of reading according to a calendar!
I love these goals, and I wish I were better at requesting fewer ARCs😁
It’s a struggle. 🙂 I’m trying to stick to only requesting ARCs for books I’m sure I’d want to read no matter what… but it’s hard to resist adding more!