Hello everyone! The prompt for today is the top 5 bookish resolutions for 2023. I enjoy setting goals. So, this topic was a lot of fun to think about, and I believe I’ve come up with some things I can achieve this year. Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!
As always, I’ve set a Goodreads Challenge for the number of books I’d like to read this year. I’ve kept the same number as the last couple of years, 100 books, because I’m pretty sure I can reach it. What can I say? I enjoy having at least one goal I know I will reach. lol.
NetGalley Ratio & Reviews
Last year I finally crossed the magical 80% threshold. So, this year’s goal will be to keep my feedback ratio above 80% as much as possible and end the year with at least 81% to show some improvement. 🙂 I’d also like to reach 150 reviews completed by the end of the year, which should be doable even if my pace slows down a bit. Last year I reviewed over 100 books, but I don’t think I want to push myself that hard with ARCs this year.
Finish Five Series
Last year I set out to complete five series, and it actually went pretty well. I was one book shy of reading all the books. So, I think I will use that goal again this year for five new series. Here are the ones I’m going to try to finish by the end of the year:
- A Chorus of Dragons by Jenn Lyons
- Timekeeper by Tara Sim
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Participate in Three Challenges
Notice that the title of this goal is *participate* and not *complete* three challenges. If I do complete them, that’s even better, but I’m looking forward to just seeing how many of the prompts I can actually get done before the end of the year.
The 2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
I’ve never done this challenge before even though I saw it everywhere at the beginning of last year. The prompts look fun, and I’m hoping it will help push me to read outside of my usual genres a bit. For more information about the challenge, head over to POPSUGAR’s website.
The Year-Long Scavenger Hunt
Jordyn @ Birdie’s Book Nook has organized a year-long scavenger hunt with 31 prompts. The goal is to find books that fit the different prompts until you are able to fill all 31 of them. If you finish before the end of the year, start over and see how many times you can collect them all. 🙂 This sounds super fun and is geared towards SFF books, which I love.
Magical Readathon: Adventure in Aeldia
I loved participating in both terms of the Magical Readathon last year and can’t wait to continue to study at the academy in April. So, my character, Padwin, and I will be off on a year-long adventure through Aeldia to keep us occupied until school starts. This challenge allows you to choose your own adventure by picking between two prompts and continues throughout the year at a pace of one book per month. Here are all the prompt choices:
Make Some Progress on My Backlog
I know several different bloggers have official challenges for clearing out the backlist. That just feels a bit too formal for me, and I find the idea of ‘clearing the backlist’ to be super stressful since I’m technically always adding to it. So, instead I’m just going to set the simple goal of having at least 25% of my reading this year be from my owned TBR purchased prior to 2023.
So, there you have it. My top 5 bookish resolutions for 2023. Do you have any bookish resolutions for this year? If so, let me know what they are down in the comments!