Let’s Talk Bookish: 2022 Reading/Blogging Goals

Hello, friends! It’s been a while since I did a Let’s Talk Bookish post but I thought what better time to dive back into these posts than at the start of a new year, right?!


Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books  & Dani @ Literary Lion, where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! You can check out these pages for January 2022 prompts & a full list of the past prompts!

Now without further ado… The topic asks us about:

2022 READING GOALS

(SUGGESTED BY DANI @ LITERARY LION)
Prompts: As we enter the new year many of us will be setting goals on Goodreads and choosing new year’s resolutions. What are your goals related to your blog or books/reading in general? Are you going to have resolutions this year, and if not why not?

QUICK RECAP of 2021 goals/resolutions

I’m just gonna come out and say it: I didn’t do a great job of achieving my 2021 goals/resolutions. 🙃 I was so convinced at the start of the year that it would be my year and well, a couple of slumps, weird reading moods, and burnouts later, and that wasn’t the case at all. I felt pretty shoddy about it when I realised just how little I accomplished but after a little internal monologuing, I decided that it’s okay. Of course, I’m disappointed that I didn’t achieve what I set out to do, but I had as much of a rough personal year as a lot of others did—but the high point is: we got through it!

I thought I’d share a review of some of my 2021 goals/resolutions before moving on to 2022:

  • Read 150 books (GR challenge)this is the only goal I achieved as I ended up reading 199 books!
  • Tackle my existing physical shelves (at least 50 books)yeah, no. this really didn’t end up happening as i participated in a slightly overwhelming number of blog tours last year 😂
  • Catalogue all my physical/digital booksi didn’t even end up making/downloading a library tracker until january 2022 so… 🙈
  • Prioritise reading Asian (South/Southeast Asian) authorsi read 13 books by asian authors and considering i read almost 200 books, i didn’t do well with this one!
  • Read more amazing Middle Grade Fantasy!i read a few mg fantasies that i really enjoyed but 2021 ended up being the year of romance, and i think 2022 is going to follow suit.
  • Grow my blog to 800 followerssadly, i didn’t achieve this and have been in 700 followers limbo for the past 8 months but i’m honestly just happy to have a few regular readers who engage with me, especially after posting so erratically in 2021
  • Read more non-fiction (at least 4 books)nope. non-fiction stood no chance 🥲

IS THERE HOPE FOR MY 2022 READING GOALS?

Oof, that recap was a little more painful than I anticipated (😮‍💨) but I’m not gonna let that stop me from trying again in 2022! I also know myself and I’ve never been very good at sticking to resolutions or slaying goals. I’ve always kind of taken things as they come and just going with whatever flow I’m on, but I also like having a general idea of where I’m heading and what I want to work towards. All that to say, I’ll have these goals but I’ll try not to take them too seriously? It’s chaotic but we’re rolling with it, ok? 🤓

THE 2022 READING/BLOGGING GOALS

I’m gonna keep it pretty simple this year and include one or two ideas that I’ve been thinking about doing for the past year and I’m pretty excited about it, so hopefully, that means it’ll happen! 😂

  • Read 150 booksGoodreads Reading Challenge
  • Read 50 backlist titles – Because I really want to focus on getting the backlist read this year!
  • Complete the 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge – I’m trying. Again. Maybe 2022 is the year I’ll finally complete it 😂 why not be ambitious, right?
  • Fill in my Library Tracker – I’m starting with recording my ebooks and then I’ll move onto my physical books!
  • Grow my blog to 800 followers – why not be a little more ambitious, eh?
  • Start my Re-read Project – I had this idea to re-read some of the books that I rated 4-5 stars before I started my book blog. I’d love to see whether I still feel the same way about them and I want to give them actual reviews this time! I hope to at least read 2-3 series or ~10 books.

That’s it for my 2022 reading and blogging goals! Do you set yearly goals for reading and blogging? Do you find setting goals helpful or is it just pressure you don’t need?

32 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: 2022 Reading/Blogging Goals

  1. Great goals for this year! I’m hoping to get through some of my physical tbr this year. I have 247 😂. Some I believe are doubles though for classics so it shouldn’t be too bad..hopefully. I want to get the number below 200!

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    • Oof, 247 is a lot… I think I might have the same (or maybe even more 😮‍💨) and it’s TERRIFYING! Haha! I’ve been seeing a lot of people mentioning that this is the year they focus more on the backlist so I think we’re all riding the same wave length! 😂 You can totally get it down to below 200!

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      • Haha, we are just drowning in books at this point! 😂 I really have cut down my buying though so it’s now or never to get my tbr down!

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  2. Those are some great goals and there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious and setting yourself a challenge. I do feel like I barely ever reach my goals haha but it’s still fun to have the intention of doing it.

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  3. Usually I don’t set reading goals besides the GR challenge, because I know I will fail spectacularly. However, I tried something out and it’s on the blog 🙂

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  4. I should really make a backlist goal too but I’m so afraid to disappoint myself. I do have an informal in the back of my mind goal to read as many books as I can that I have bought and never got to because there are some really good ones on my shelf! Wonderful plan for 2022!

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    • Haha, I totally get it. I try to read a little more of the backlist every year but so far have been a little more than unsuccessful… 🙈 Maybe by setting a fixed number it’ll motivate me like the Goodreads goal? Let’s see! I think a lot of people have the same goal to tackle more of the backlist this year too, so we’re not alone! Happy reading, Tessa!

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  5. I’ve also been trying to read more non fiction but to no avail hahaha but here’s to hoping 2022 is the year it changes? all the best with all your goals – especially the pop sugar challenge, it looks so hard and I could never try it knowing how restrictively I end up reading haha

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  6. Don’t be too hard on yourself! It’s been a rough few years. I’m just so impressed that you read 199 books!!! I don’t even think I could manage 150. Ha! I love your idea for a re-read challenge! I have so many favorites that I didn’t do full reviews for, as well. And I’m cheering you on for Popsugar! You can do it! Especially if you read 150 books. 🙂 Good luck on your goals! ❤

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  7. Absolutely don’t be hard on yourself. 2020 and 2021 were the weirdest years for all of us. You read a 199 books. That is amazing. Sometimes we just need those books that will be our comfort reads. So be it.

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