I cannot imagine life without books and being able to read. Sometimes setting goals is a great motivator and helps me step outside my comfort zone. Sometimes it is just what I need. Other times, I prefer less structure and need more freedom. This is one of those years where I will be keeping the rules loose, setting realistic expectations, ones I can meet and maybe even go beyond--with no pressure. My Top Ten Tuesday topic is my Top
Ten Eight Bookish Goals for 2023.
Declutter my bookshelves.
Organize my bookshelves.
Read at least one nonfiction/fiction pairing.
Continue catching up on my series reading project.
Read a classic novel that has been on my to read list for longer than I can remember.
Read at least three books my daughter recommends to me.
Complete my reading challenges for the year.
Read what I want, whether that be TBR books, review books, borrowed books or what have you.
What are your bookish goals for this year?
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Nice list! Decluttering and organizing always feels good. Hope you enjoy your daughter's recommendations. Good luck with your goals!ReplyDelete
Cheryl - I have to be in just the right head space to be willing to let go of books, but I do enjoy the organizing part. I am looking forward to seeing what my daughter chooses for me to read. She and I have similar tastes in books and so I'm pretty sure I will enjoy whatever she picks for me. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I love that you want to read more books your daughter recommends. Mine keeps pushing creepy books or manga. The manga I am willing to try, just not the ones she offers.ReplyDelete
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
Pam - Haha! My daughter is the reason I read manga now. She and I have similar tastes, and so it hasn't been too bad so far. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Decluttering and organizing are wonderful things to do.ReplyDelete
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-bookish-goals-for-2023/
Lydia - I always feel better after. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I really relate to the read whatever you want...as I started blogging I'm finding I pressure myself to read certain kinds of books just to review them. Then I start feeling frustrated! And that's sucking the joy out of my hobby. Great list!ReplyDelete
Shellie - I noticed a shift in my reading when I began blogging. In some ways it has been a good thing as it expanded the types of books and authors I read, but on the other hand, there's a definite push to read the newer books (and certain kinds of books) than the older ones. My mood plays a big part in the types of books I am drawn to when, and if I go against that, I end up turning to those brainless phone games over reading all too often. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I'm also trying to catch up on my series reading this year, or rather finish some of my unfinished series, and of course, I always have my Goodreads Challenge every year.ReplyDelete
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/01/17/top-ten-tuesday-403/
Jo - Yes! I am reading too many series to catch up on them all this year (or next), but if I can just catch up on some and finish one or two that are complete, I will be happy. I forgot to mention the Goodreads Challenge--but then, I never set my goal high enough to make it a real challenge. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Good luck with all your goals.ReplyDelete
Kami - Thank you!Delete
These are great goals! Good luck!ReplyDelete
Deanna - Thank you!Delete
These are all wonderful goals. I love the nonfiction/fiction pairing!ReplyDelete
Wendy - Thank you! Now I have to decide which nonfiction/fiction pairing I want to read. I have several to choose from already on my shelves. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Excellent list! Decluttering can be so hard, but worth it in the end.ReplyDelete
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.
Aymee - Especially when it comes to decluttering books--at least for me. I have to be in just the right head space for it or I want to keep everything. But, as you said, it's worth it in the end. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I think to achieve the list you will need to break it down into smaller goals or ones with more detail but it's a good list.ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart
Anne - I think what I need most is more dedicated reading time. Haha. I think most are fairly specific in terms of the numbers (which are low for a reason) and loose enough to give me room to read what I'm in the mood for. I purposefully chose challenges that already fit my reading tastes. My series reading goal is ongoing and will be forever probably. LOL Thank you for stopping by!Delete
My only goal (if you can call it that) is to continue to read what I want, when I want. A couple years ago I stepped away from reading challenges, arcs, TBR's, etc. and focused entirely on reading whatever I feel like reading on no one's schedule but my own. I've been a much happier reader ever since. :) Good luck with your goals!ReplyDelete
Tanya - There's a freedom in that, isn't there? No pressure or stress. :-) My TBR is made up of books I want to read and I only accept ARCs I would want to read even if they weren't ARCs. I fit reading challenges in with what I will likely read anyway (which I suppose takes the challenge out of the challenge--I'm just in it for the fun of it and the camaraderie anyway). Thank you for visiting!Delete
Nice goals. Explain to me what a nonfiction/fiction pairing is...that sounds really intriguing! https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2023/01/top-ten-tuesday-my-2023-bookish-goals.htmlReplyDelete
Cindy - A nonfiction/fiction pairing is reading both a fiction and nonfiction book based on the same event of person. A couple examples are Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra (nonfiction) and Margaret George's Memoirs of Cleopatra (fiction); or Colson Whitehead's Nickel Boys (fiction) and We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle (nonfiction). I probably wouldn't read them at the same time, but rather back to back. Those are both fairly specific examples, but the pairings can be broader or looser. I tend to think of it in terms of history, but it probably doesn't have to be limited to that. I'm always wanting to research an event or person when I read historical fiction, so I think this would be a fun way to do it. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Good luck on you 2023 goals.ReplyDelete
Snapdragon - Thank you!Delete
Excellent goals! I'm hoping to read from my "Chunkster" stacks (all over 500 pages each), as well as all the new books I received in the past year. Then... tackle those backlist titles that have been languishing on my shelves since before our move in 2017.ReplyDelete
Les - That's one of my unwritten goals--reading from my chunkster stack. Originally I was going to go for a classic, but I have quite a few big books on my TBR shelves that I think I'll pick from instead. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Good list! Decluttering and organizing my collection made my list, too. I wish you luck -- and fun -- with all of these!ReplyDelete
Lark - Decluttering and organizing seem to be ongoing projects, don't they? Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Love your goals! My bookshelf probably could use a declutter but I'm scared to touch it lol.ReplyDelete
Berls - It's hard to let go of books. I have to be in just the right head space for it. We went through my daughter's books recently--all those old children's books she's outgrown. It's so hard to let them go! We kept quite a few, but I agreed to let many of them go as well. Thank you for visiting!Delete
The fiction/nonfiction pairing sounds fun - I'm looking forward to see what books you choose. All the best for your goals!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - I am too! I have a few choices from my own TBR shelves so that will make it easier--and I have no excuse. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I like the looser goals and these seem really doable. Good luck with it all!ReplyDelete
Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!
Susan - I think so too. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I love that you and your daughter can share books. I'm focusing on reading what I want as well this year and I love the idea of a nonfiction/fiction pairing. Great goals!ReplyDelete
Katherine - She's already thinking of what books she wants to make me read. Haha! Thank you for stopping by!Delete
All of these are great goals and I love that Mouse also gets to be part of one of the goals! Have fun!ReplyDelete
Iliana - I don't think she quite believes I'll follow through. LOL I will though. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I have some book shelves that need to be decluttered too. Great goals.ReplyDelete
Mary - It's a constant struggle. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
These are all fantastic goals! I have my daughter home for much of this year and can already tell that she is going to have a big influence on this years reading.ReplyDelete
Carole - I hope you both read many good books this year. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
I only have one bookish goal and that is to read more. And more. ;)ReplyDelete
Melody - I would like to read more this year too. :-) Thank you for stopping by!Delete
They sound like great goals. My shelves are a complete mess...ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Emily - Mine too! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Reading what you want when you want is a great goal! And good luck decluttering and organizing your bookshelves this year. :DReplyDelete
Lark - Thank you!Delete
My bookshelves are overrun with books. I should do some decluttering too.ReplyDelete
Mary - Mine are too. Overflowing. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I definitely need to declutter myself. Good luck with your goals!ReplyDelete
Lauren - Thank you!Delete
Good luck with all of your goals!ReplyDelete
Suzanne - Thank you!Delete
Declutter and organize...the dreams! Always good goals.ReplyDelete