Bookish Resolutions for 2022
It’s time to share my Bookish Resolutions for 2022. These are the goals I would like to achieve in reading in 2022.
First, let’s recap my Bookish Resolutions for 2021:
Bookish Resolutions 2021
Read 101 Books
As of today, in 2021 I managed to read 97 books. So just shy of 101. There are still four days to go… maybe I’ll manage 1 or 2 more.
Read 10 books with over 700 pages
I’ve read five books over 700 pages this year: Riders by Jilly Cooper, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. I was hoping this year would be the year I conquered A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, but not so.
Review 21 Books
I definitely did not manage this in 2021. I always say I’m going to review more books and then never get around to it. I always share a small review on my blog but never paste it to a retailer which is where it’s most helpful. Maybe in the future, I’ll sit down and do that for all of the books I’ve read lately. But for now, I didn’t manage to review 21 in 2021.
Read 90 New Books
I didn’t manage this in 2021. I read 85 new books, not far off but not quite close enough this time. I went through a large reading slump between July and November so I gravitated towards reads I knew I would love rather than new reads.
Finish a series (Not Harry Potter) in 2021
I managed this Bookish Resolution fairly quickly into 2021. I read the entire Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn in eight weeks! Reading and watching Bridgerton came at precisely the right time for me, as I was in desperate need of escapism in early 2021. And I loved these books! I also read the Rokesby series by the same author, which is a prequel series to Bridgerton.
Now to set the new Bookish Resolutions for 2022.
Bookish Resolutions 2022
Read 100 books
I’m returning to reading just 100 books. I had initially aimed to increase my reading goals by 1 each year i.e. 101 in 2021 and 102 in 2022. But I don’t want the pressure. And reading 100 books a year is still quite a lot of pressure as it is. So 100 books it is.
Read 3 new genres
I’ve yet to read a horror, sci-fi, or fantasy book in quite a while. So by new, I mean my less-reached-for genres. Break up my reading habits a bit.
Read 40 new authors
In the past, I’ve said I wanted to read 80 new books, but really want I want is to read more authors. Surprisingly, at least to me, I seem to repeat a lot of the same authors time and time again. In 2022, I want to read works by at least 40 new authors.
Read 5 Plays, Poetry or Screenplays
In 2022, it would be great to read five books that aren’t simply fiction or non-fiction. I used to love the odd short story or poetry collection, but I haven’t gravitated towards one of those in a while. Maybe 2022 is the year to change that.
Read 5 books over 500 pages – not Harry Potter
Last year I said I would try and read 10 books with over 700 pages, I didn’t quite manage it, and most of the books I did read were Harry Potter books. In 2022 I would still like to read longer books, not including Harry Potter and slightly fewer pages. So in 2022, I want to read at least 5 books over 500 pages.
What are your Bookish Resolutions for 2022? Let me know in the comments below.