My reading goals of the year +Plan your reading for the year with me!

Hello readers! The last year was such a lesson, especially when it came to books. My life never felt so empty. Before that, my life was filled with stories of so many fictional and real characters, it was easy to distract myself from something that’s bothering me. Last year, for some stupid reason, I stopped reading.

I tried so much, but I just, couldn’t get myself to read. But now I feel, I need to get something to distract myself. So here are my reading goals for 2022, and feel free to grab a notepad, to plan out your year too!

How many books I’m wanting to read

I’m planning to read 30. I don’t want to set too many unrealistic goals for myself. I’m going to get myself to read 30, and slowly raise the bar high. I’m feeling, maybe I’ll raise till…60?

So, you could decide your number based on your capacity and of course, time. 30 books for me takes not much time, and I could easily incorporate that in my daily life, yours would depend on how hectic your schedule is.

What genres I want to read

Genres are very important. My book genres kinda define my vibe of the year. One year, I chose fantasy as my genre, I imagined being in Hogwarts. No, seriously.

This year, I want to read-

  • Young Adult- This genre is pretty broad, because there’s relatable teenage protagonists with relatable problems. This would include dystopian, romance, fantasy and everything else.
  • Dystopian- After reading hunger games, I’m pretty much convinced dystopian is my genre. I’m looking for more books like HG, maybe I’ll get lucky?
  • Crime- It’s kind of scary to think about crime, but I feel I have to try this out.
  • Action and adventure- Definitely my genre. I could read all day about protagonists going on life-defining trips filled with action. I definitely feel good about such books.
  • Mystery- Detective and thrillers are so interesting to read. Definitely on my list.

Top 10 TBR

For the unversed, tbr means to-be-read. Add that one in your glossary. Coming back to the list, a good tbr leads to reading good books. It gives a nice starting point. So my top 10 TBR are-

  • As good as dead- I was reading this one last year, but I left it in the middle of the process. I should start this one again, because the plotline is excellent.
  • A good girl’s guide to murder- I recently read a book review, this excited me SO MUCH.
  • Daisy jones and the six- After reading The Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid has officially become one of my favorite authors. Hence, this pick.

  • Turtles all the way down- I cannot say no to a book that has John Green’s name on it.
  • Fangirl- This is a book blogger recommendation! She told this was a book she’s read several times. That cannot stop me from reading.
  • It ends with us- One of my besties’s book rec. She has been fangirling over this.

  • Thirteen reasons why- I don’t know, the book cover interested me.
  • These violent delights- I heard it’s really good. Plus, the synopsis is AMAZING.

  • Our violent ends- It’s the sequel to the previous one, I have to read it.
  • The cruel prince- This book is called, been-on-my-tbr-for-long. I have to give it justice.

BONUS: Six of crows, because my friend wouldn’t stop begging me to read this.

When I plan to read

Everyday. I want to make this a habit. I would like to spend at least an hour reading. I know that going into 10th grade the coming year, I wouldn’t get as much time to read. But I’d like to be more productive and continue my reading habit.

As for you, on the other side of the computer, make your own call about how much time you should spend. Reading more shouldn’t mean placing everything else aside. Reading should be *in sync* with everything else.

I should do that first.


So that was…it. I know I haven’t posted that frequently in quite a while. My family and I tested positive for covid 19, so I wasn’t that active on wordpress. I missed out on comments and new posts. But since I’m better, I’m sure I’ll be regular now. Expect a post once a week, on Mondays! I’ll also reply to your comments sooner!

The QOTD-

What are your reading plans for 2022? How many books are you gonna read?

Let me know your answers!

Not-so-daintily loving you,

Divi.

31 thoughts on “My reading goals of the year +Plan your reading for the year with me!

  1. ok, I love AGGGTM !! i hope you enjoy the series just as much as I did.
    I’ve been wanting to read it ends with us, it’s all over “booktok”
    fangirl is simply a masterpiece ✨✨✨✨
    my reading goal for this year is 75 books, and maybe I’ll raise it to 100. I’ve read 10 books so far in 2022😬

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    1. I cannot wait to read them too! wait a moment- 10 books already? Must be on some reading spree. Ninth grade doesn’t give me much scope for reading, but I really need to try REAL hard! Thanks for reading evin!

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      1. yeah, just finished reading the 12th book of this month.
        I’ve just started diving into the YA category of books, i really only used to read books like Thea Stilton, and dork dairies earlier but ever since I discovered young adult books, I’ve been reading a lot more😂
        (sorry about the rant-)
        oop..i feel you. im only reading so much bc of online classes, but my school reopens tmrw💀

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    1. Yes We’re all well now! Thank you so much for asking!
      Yes, I really loveeee historical fiction, and YA, definitely.
      Happy reading to you too! Have a great day!

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  2. Hey

    I don’t usually set goals for reading.
    I find it as a hobby and not an obligation on me like I’ve set this goal and I havta finish it
    Nah
    I do that more for sewing

    But I’d love to read at least 100 books a year
    From April to the end of last year I’ve read a whopping 78 books 📚

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    1. That is likely because you might have a reading habit regularly. Things for me are, tricky. I’m this lazy person who’d forget about reading, so I need to get a goal😂😂
      Whoa, 78, I read probably half the number or even less, keep up the good work! I really hope you’d finish your goal!!
      Thanks for reading!

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  3. Hi Divya, beautiful post, and I could connect with your post, as I recently got this reading habit during covid as I could save time due to work from home.
    I am interested in non-fiction books tho. My goal for this year is to read 25 books this year and atleast half an hour everyday.
    It’s a fact that if we share our goal or resolution publicly, it creates additional pressure for you to stick to your goal! So thanks for giving this opportunity to share my resolution on your blog. Keep up the good work, I wish you the very best to accomplish your goal.

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    1. Yes, that was my main intention of writing this post, to make sure I feel pressurized to finish my goal. It creates a peer pressure. I really, really hope you get to finish your goal of 25 books, and even more. I hope I get to complete my goal too.
      Thank you so much, I am so glad you could get something of value through this post! Have a great day!

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  4. Ahh, those are some great reading goals- I’m aiming for 60 as well!
    Also, you have to read AGGGTM first, then Good Girl, Bad Blood and then As Good As Dead…. Just thought i’d let uk…
    And TATWD is an amazing book, one of my all time faves, and so is Fangirl! All your picks look amazing, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
    Great post Divi!

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    1. Yeah, I checked out the series yesterday, but thanks for the heads up ✌😉Yeah, I’m excited to read fangirl too! After all the hype at least 🙃
      Thank you for reading, Riddhi!

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  5. 60 books, huh? If you read 5 books every month, you can complete your goal. Hope you complete all your goals. And you should definitely read Fangirl. Let me give a quick spoiler free review.

    It’s about two twin sisters, Wren (I think I haven’t read it in a long time) and Cath, who have grown up without a mother and with a very busy father. Cath is an introvert and very happy to live in her own internet and book world. Wren is the opposite of Cath. She admires and loves her sister, who also plays the role of her best friend.

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    1. Well, that’s a better way to put it, 5 books a month, it’s a little less overwhelming, Thank you! And hey, thanks for the spoiler free review. I am someone who definitely appreciates people who DON’T give away spoilers. I am so excited to read Fangirl!
      Thanks for stopping by, Dhriti!

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  6. Hey Div, great to have you back✨
    SuRpRiSiNgLy even I have some reading goals for 2022🙃
    I do feel like reading atleast 15 this year, and about the frequency (i feel I am teaching you physics, lol), i want to read everyday! Yep, those are my goals for this year.
    I hope you can reach your goal too🥺
    Luv yaa💜

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    1. wOw is that Aarya with some reading goals-
      That’s nice, 15 books! I’m sure you’ll do them by the end of the year (of course, you have a busy schedule). I hope you keep yourself hyped up for the rest of the year too!
      Ah, yes, I hope so too-
      Luv ya too, have a great day!

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  7. Wait – you are planning to read 30 books this year? That’s such a big number dude, but that’s interesting and I’ll wait for it to happen and once that finally happen, I am gonna give you a pat on your back for that achievement! 😂
    And, coming to me,
    I can read 5-6 books this year taking 10th std in consideration from march onwards this year 😂😂
    This year, I am planning to read some detective and mystery books! (Hope I get time to read it 😂)
    And, Take care of yourself and your family Divya! May you and your family get well soon!💕

    Love
    Himadri
    💜

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    1. Well, well, not too bad to aim huh 😂 I’ll try my best! Oooh detective and mystery, I love the genre! I love all the suspense, crime and thrill. I hope you definitely get time to read!
      Thank you so much himadri, I really appreciate your stopping by here today! May you stay safe as well!

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