2022 has been my best reading year yet! This is the most number of books I’ve read in a year since I started keeping track in 2017. Here were my goals in 2022 and what I learned:
1. GoodReads Challenge: Put at 1 for fourth year in a row to continue to enjoy what I read. <— I love this goal and plan to carry this goal over to next year. It really puts into perspective on my initial reason for reading. It’s also given me the power to DNF more than I used to.
2. Read more books from South Asian authors. <— Some of my favorite books from this year were written by South Asian authors. I read 27 books from South Asian authors this year! I loved that I was able to read authors I loved along with discovering new ones. I’m definitely carrying this goal over to next year.
3. Finish the rest of Jane Austen novels this year. <— Back in September, I decided to only count the six completed novels from Jane Austen which doesn’t include Love & Friendship. I loved the first 3 Jane Austen books I read. However, I realized that making it as a goal didn’t make it enjoyable for me and also classics in general aren’t really my cup of tea.
Though those were my reading goals this year, I had some other reading accomplishments that I was anticipating as well:
1. I wrote a review on GoodReads on every single book I read this year.
2. I kept my NetGalley % ratio above 80% throughout the year.
After reflecting my reading habits this past year, I had quite a few thoughts on whether I should keep my goals the same or change it up. Should I add a goal to keep my NetGalley at 90%? Should I start to have a goal that I should review every book I’ve read for the year in GoodReads? Is there a particular social media platform I want to focus on – Instagram, TikTok, my blog? I do some of these things now, but sometimes they are difficult to maintain and don’t want it to feel like a burden. I decided to go with two goals I know for sure that I can stick with and these are going to be my 2023 reading goals:
1. GoodReads Challenge: Put at 1 for fifth year in a row to continue to enjoy what I read.
2. Continue to read more books from South Asian authors.
What are your 2023 reading goals?