Who is this person discussing reading resolutions? The one who claims that resolutions aren’t worth it because they’ll get broken further down the line. Maybe it is me and I’ve become a host for someone who wants me to get back into reading and talking about books more regularly than usual. Weirder things have happened!
No, in all seriousness, I thought I’d make it a point to try making some reading resolutions for 2022 in the hope that I can read more, keep that consistency going, and feel more like me in the process. I’ve allowed the anxiety to take control too much this past year and I want to try to break that in 2022.
Reading Challenge of 35 books.
This is low for me, but if you know me by now, I prefer a lower goal. I don’t want to be that reader who is
cramming, reading, book after book at the end of a year for the sake of a completing a challenge, because to me, that isn’t an enjoyable way to read. I want to enjoy and savour the books I read in the time it takes me to read them, and a low challenge helps with that.
Re-read a little less i.e. prioritise unread books.
I know it’s not entirely true but throughout 2021, it feels as if I’ve done nothing but re-read books rather than tackle the overflowing tbr (or maturing wine cellar as I heard it called the other day on Twitter, a metaphor I ironically like considering how much I hate the taste of wine!) I want to try prioritising my unread books, because it doesn’t just make me accountable for all those that have sat unread for years, it is what creates the blog content!
I’ve become terrible at finishing series, especially when I have the full set of books on my shelves. Those such as The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury, And I Darken by Kiersten White, Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, Red Rising by Pierce Brown…all series I’ve started and wanted to finish but never have done because I take a break between instalments and then conveniently forget after a while. If I deal with this, I will actually conquer a lot of my tbr and at the end of the day, that’s exactly what I want to achieve.
Now I’ve gone for three resolutions, I think I’m going to leave it there. I could go on and on about other reading and even blogging resolutions but they won’t all be manageable and everything about me right now just wants to take these things small and steady whilst I primarily learn and work towards controlling the larger aspects of my life.
Have you made any reading goals or resolutions for 2022?
Hope you all have a Happy New Year and a brazzle dazzle day!