2022 Reading Goals

2022 is going to be my year surrounding my book goals. Last year I did not read much until around mid year so my goals got forgotten about a little bit however, I am officially in my reading era again. I have around seven book goals that I would like to get to this year. This may be a little bit ambitious but I am extremely ready to push myself and try and stick to some goals this year.

  1. Read 100 books

Last year I was at university for half of the year and did not really focus on reading till around July. I managed 76 books in 2021 so I have upped my goal to 100 this year to make up for the lost time I had during university now I have more free time.

2. Read more Stephen King

I always say that Stephen King is one of my favourite authors however I have actually only read a small amount of his books. The top of my list to read this year is Cell, Four Seasons and Misery. I really want to try and read one a month but at least one every couple of months.

3. Read horror books

I recently discovered my love of horror books and I really want to expand my collection and the ones I have read. This one ties in with reading more Stephen King who is supposed to be the king of horror. I have a list but I would to find more abstract recommendations of ones that are truly going to scare me.

4. Read my NetGalley books

I have been approved for many books on NetGalley however, I have not read as many as I would have liked, and I also have not reviewed enough of the ones I have read. I would love to get my score above 80% by the end of the year however that may be a little bit too high so realistically I would like to at least get it above 50%.

5. Finish the series I have already started

This is such a bad habit of mine. I will begin a series and then I will never finish it. I have around thirty-four unfinished series on my shelf. My goal this year is to at least finish ten of these series especially as some of the unfinished series are duologies.

6. Get my physical TBR down

This is my main goal of the year. I have definitely been buying way too many books recently and not reading as many. My TBR is way over where I would like it to be and I am officially on a book buying ban until the end of June in order to try and get my TBR under control a little bit more.

7. Update my blog more

This isn’t so much a reading goal, but I would love to get back into posting my reviews more and make sure my blog stays updated. I would love to do a review for the majority of the books I read however, making sure I do them for my favourite books is really important so that I can look back on them and see my thoughts.

I would love to make sure I complete at least some of these goals by the end of the year even if I do not complete them all. Through the year I really want to reflect on my goals and see which ones I need to work on more as well as which ones I have actually achieved.