Last Updated on January 9, 2022 by ThoughtsStained
I’m back this Friday participating in another Let’s Talk Bookish post, as always hosted by the amazing Rukky @ Eternity Books and awesome Dani @ The Literary Lion! For this week, our topic is: 2022 Reading Goals, recommended by Dani!
This week has been goal-heavy on the blog, as I spoke about my 2022 intentions and my goals for freelance editing, so this topic is completely fitting. I decided to combine this post to share both my 2022 reading goals, as well as what reading challenges I plan to participate in.
2022 Reading Goals
My 2022 readings goals this year are pretty simple, yet will be challenging, since I hardly read anything last year. *facepalm* And consistency, in 2021? Who knew her?
So, my ultimate goal is to read regularly. It’s a fantastic mood booster for me. Reading helps my anxiety calm down, distracts me from my depression and is just an overall positive experience for me (even when my heart is being ripped out, which my favorite authors really like to do). Who knows why it was such a struggle for me to convince myself to open up the pages of a book?
Nevertheless, I’d sum up my goals as thus:
- Regularly read (which ideally means during lunch breaks and every day before bed)
- Read 50 books
- Aim for one antiracist, one non-fiction and one potential comp book for WIP a month
- Continue to read diversely
They’re bold goals, especially since last year, I had multiple months where I read nothing. But, I’m manifesting. ✨
For reading challenges, I’m pretty excited about the ones I’m partaking in! I’ve discovered I’m not the best at them (generally), especially if they are short-term. Year long challenges have slightly better luck for me. But, even if I’m not the best at them, I still like to try and participate.
2022 Discussion Challenge
Hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
This will be the third year participating in this discussion challenge! In 2020, I wrote 13 posts, reaching the Creative Conversationalist level. This past year, I wrote a whopping 22 discussion posts, hitting the Chatty Kathy level I wanted to (which is entirely thanks to participating in Let’s Talk Bookish, let’s be honest 🥰)!
I’m not sure if I could jump it up to 31 to hit the next level, so I think I’m going to stick with my goal of 2 discussion posts a month.
Goal: 24 discussion posts
The Pondathon II
Hosted by CW, Joce and Skye @ The Quiet Pond
This yearlong, amazingly-crafted, creative and themed readathon starts on January 10th! I don’t think I can do proper justice explaining it, so I do hope you hop over to the introductory post to learn all about it and join in! All I can say is that we are building customized gardens with our reading using incredible artwork by CW and I am so excited.
Goal: Read 50 books
Support Book Bloggers Challenge
Hosted by Briana @ Pages Unbound
Okay, so this looks so bloody cool. I saw it from my friend Jenna @ Falling Letters participating and I so want in. Finding ways to purposefully support bloggers? SIGN ME UP.
Goal: Do every challenge
So, big reading goals for this year! But honestly, even if I fall short on all of them, yet manage to create a reading routine, I’ll be happy. I need it in my life.
What about you? Do you have any reading goals for 2022? Do you like to participate in reading/blogging challenges? Plan to participate in any of the above? Let me know in the comments.
May reading be ever in your favor!
Off The TBR says
I like the Support Other Book Bloggers challenge. I so slack with it last year and have been feeling bad about it for months.
Right? I saw it and I was like, yes this is something I want to do!
Good luck on reaching your goals, just take it slow so you won’t be burnt out quickly. Happy reading!
My LTB: https://lauriereadsalot.com/tags-memes/lets-talk-bookish-2022-reading-goals/
Thank you so much, Laurie! I know, I definitely have to balance not burning out, for sure. Thank you so much for linking your post. I can’t wait to check it out when I blog hop next!
Davida Chazan says
Very ambitious of you! I hope you break through and succeed with every one of them!
Ha, thanks Davida! Ambition is in my nature, even if I don’t always succeed. *shrugs* I appreciate your support, as always!
Anne Bennett says
I just created a new challenges page to get me ready for reading in 2022. I don’t have trouble reading the books, it is matching up all my reviews and not falling behind. I also start long term (over the years) challenges that start to get old but I still want to finish them. This year I am more determined than ever to make progress or abandon them altogether. https://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2022/01/my-2022-yearly-readingblogging.html
Oh, I love that you created a challenge page! That’s so brilliant.
Anne Bennett says
Every year I create challenges just for myself. If someone wants to join in or do something similar, cool. I actually join very few challenges created by others because they stress me out and I already apply enough stressors on myself.
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says
Glad you’ll be joining us for the Discussion Challenge again this year! I’ll have to go check out what that Support Book Bloggers challenge is all about!
I’m very excited to be doing so! I’m definitely hoping to do more discussion blog hopping this year, too! I hope you do. It looks really neat!
Jenna @ Falling Letters says
Love to see folks picking up the Support Book Bloggers challenge! Good luck with your reading this year 🙂
I’m so glad you inadvertently got it on my radar! I’m excited for it. Wishing you luck, too!
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says
I plan to do the Support Other Bloggers challenge as well as the Discussion Challenge this year, too.