I don’t often set resolutions, but there are some things I want to focus on when it comes to my reading throughout 2022.
I have referenced the 12 Challenge a few times on this blog, but the goal is to read 12 books, recommended by 12 friends, in 12 months. You all help me choose those 12 books, and I shared them in a recent blog post. I will keep you updated as I make my way through these books!
I put together a TBR cart full of books that I own and want to prioritize in 2022. It would be amazing if that cart was completely cleared at the end of the year. I posted a video and wrote a blog post where I talked about all of these books, in case you are curious!
Track Reading on The Storygraph and in Journal
I have been pretty good about updating my Storygraph when I actually finish a book, but I want to get better at tracking my reading every day. There is a chart that tracks this for you, so I want to be consistent with it.
I always go into a new year with the best intentions in terms of keeping a physical reading journal, but I always fall out of the habit rather quickly. This year feels different because I have found a reading journal that works for me!
Read 12 Nonfiction
I used to read more nonfiction, but I neglected it in 2021. I want to get back into it because when I do read nonfiction I normally love it! I think one a month is a good goal to start off with, but I would ideally like to read more!
Catch Up On Series
I say this all of the time, but I am terrible at continuing on with series, even when I loved the first book. I really want that to be a focus this year, and I will probably write a separate post of the ones I want to prioritize.
Read Backlist Titles From Authors I Love
I often fall in love with an author’s writing, but I never explore their backlist. There are quite a few authors I can think of, Heather O’Neill for example, but I will talk more about these in a future post.
Quality over Quantity
I can get into this mindset where I avoid big books even though I think I am going to love them simply because I know that they are going to be a larger time investment. I need to get over this way of thinking because I know it is stopping me from reading really incredible books.