Bookish Resolutions for 2023
Each year, in addition to my New Year’s Resolutions, I also sent my Bookish Resolutions. Today I’m setting my Bookish Resolutions for 2023.
First, let’s recap on my Bookish Resolutions for 2022 and how I did.
Bookish Resolutions 2022
Read 100 Books
In 2022 I managed to read 93 books. Not bad, considering I was in a reading slump from July 2022 until October 2022.
Read 3 new genres
I completely failed at this. Whilst a few book border on sci-fi and horror, none of them were pure horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, so definitely no new genres for 2022.
Read 40 new authors
I read well over 40 new authors in 2022! At the current count, I’ve read 62 new authors in 2022.
Read 5 plays, poetry or screenplays
I read plenty of poetry in 2022! From grouped collections of love and war poetry to new poetry by Donna Ashworth, Amanda Lovelace and A.A. Milne. Well over 5, so resolution achieved.
Read 5 books over 500 pages – not including Harry Potter
This was not a year for big books it seems! I only read 2 books with over 500 pages: The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. Madly, Deeply by Alan Rickman came close a 480 pages, but not quite 500. Maybe next year!
Now to decide on my new Bookish Resolutions for 2023. I’ve decided to try six bookish resolutions in 2023.
Bookish Resolutions 2023
Read 100 Books
As ever, I’m aiming to read a further 100 books in 2023. How many books are you planning to read in 2023, if you’re planning at all?
Read 50 new authors
Since I seemed to achieve this fairly easily in 2022, I thought I would increase the number of new authors to 50. That means that 50% of my reading next year should introduce me to new writers.
Read 5 books over 500 pages
I’m bringing this resolution back as I would like to read more challenging and lengthy books in 2023 if I can. I’ve got plenty of books on my bookshelves that I’ve been meaning to read for years, so maybe 2023 is the one!
Read 75 new books
I’ve done quite a bit of re-reading in 2023, to try and get me out of my reading slump, in 2023 I’d like to read at least 75 new books, even if be some repeat authors.
Read Books from 3 other countries
I started tracking what I read, based on the location of the author, in 2022 and I was surprised to see how little fiction I had read from around the world. In 2023, I’m going to try and read at least 3 more books from around the world.
Read 1 Book from the 18th Century
And finally, read 1 book from the 18th Century. I love classic fiction and I’ve read a lot of 19th and 20th-century books, but as yet, not a single 18th-century book. In 2023, I would like to change that.
What are your Bookish Resolutions for 2023? Let me know in the comments below.