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!
Let me know your answers!
Not-so-daintily loving you,