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.

Books that I’ve been eyeing.

Books, ah, books! The month of June has so many targets. And I want to read more books! I’ve previously read only trilogies or book series and I want to change the game a bit. I’ve heard about these books so much, now I cannot wait to read them. So here is the list!

To kill a mockingbird- Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee: 0738095236881: Amazon.com: Books
I somehow came across this book while surfing through the internet. That's how it ended up on this list!

The diary of a young girl- Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl eBook: Anne Frank: Amazon.in: Kindle Store
I feel as if everyone on this planet has read this book except me. So I figure it's time to read it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown

Amazon.com: The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) (9780307474278): Brown, Dan:  Books
Another super-popular, yet unread-by-me book. My mom has read loads of Dan Brown novels and she loves them!

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak

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The book thief recently came to my attention. Out of all these books, I would prefer to read this first. Why? Because the cover looks kind of interesting. But also because it's a great book according to reviews:D

Gently Falls the Bakula- Sudha Murty

Buy Gently Falls: The Bakula Book Online at Low Prices in India | Gently  Falls: The Bakula Reviews & Ratings - Amazon.in
I absolutely adore Sudha Murty's writing style. I've read most of the novels she's written and this one is definitely a one I HAVE to read.

Have you read these books? If you have, I would love to know what you think; should I read it or not? And please, no spoilers. If you haven’t, let’s read them together this month! I hope this book list has helped you!

I’ll see you soon, with another post! Till then, read my recent post.

Love,

Divi.