MY READING GOALS FOR 2022 AND A LOOK BACK!

Hello people and happy New Year! I hope that this 2022 started great and that would be full of amazing books and good things all around!! Today I am here with my new goals for this new shiny year and to look back and see how I did with my goals for 2021 (spoiler alert: not so great!). To be honest my goals would remain pretty much the same because they help me differentiate a bit and it is a nice thing to see if I can challenge myself a bit! So, let’s begin:


1) Read at least 36 non-fantasy books.

2) Read at least 36 physical books.

3) Read at least 12 non-fiction books. 

4) Read at least 15 sci-fi books, not during Sci-Fi Month in November (and maybe taking part in this event, too, since in 2021 I mossed it, sigh!)

5) Finish (or reach the last published volume) at least 10 series. 

6) Read at least 3 books per month that are part of a series but not the first one.

7) Reach the 70% feedback ratio on NetGalley.

8) Read at least 15 books from Blame it on the Community list.


And as a whole, I hope to read 150 books this year. 


But how did it go with my goals for 2021? 


To be honest, I didn’t do great, but all things considered, it wasn’t so bad, either. I read a lot of books, 185 with 14 DNF, and in the first half of the year, I was doing a pretty good job, and then… Slumps, things happened and the mood wasn’t really the best and… And I just forgot them completely. But the important thing is that I have read some pretty amazing books, and this is the main reason I have reading goals: to try and read as many amazing books as possible so… I am happy all the same.


Last year’s goals are almost the same as the ones for 2022. There was a goal about ARCs that I didn’t repeat this year, because I aced it (it was: read at least 24 ARCs and I have read many many more) and because it is almost a repetition of the NetGalley one. Obviously, I’ll keep reading ARCs and I’ll try and read a ton of them all the same. And I have changed the number of series to finish. Last year I went for 8 and this year I am going for 10. And this may not be such a smart choice, because I struggled a lot with this particular goal. I finished 4 series, I have reached the last volume in 7 of them and I have dropped one of them. So yeah, it is not bad, I have reached the goal but I was hoping to really finish more of them. I did not do as well as I was hoping with the series in general, and I think that in 2022 I will focus more on them because I am slowly drowning in all the series I have going! Hence the new addition in there: read at least 3 books from the series I have started. I really need to get a grip on them. The last change is the number of sci-fi. I am reading more and more of them, so I decided to up the game a bit here! 

On the whole, I didn’t reach the goals for the non-fantasy books, because I read 27 of them instead of 36, and the same goes for the physical books: I read 25 out of 36, and for the non-fiction ones: 10 out of 12. But I have tried, and I think this year I would do better!

And what about you? What are your reading goals for this new year? Let me know!

Happy reading!
S.

15 thoughts on “MY READING GOALS FOR 2022 AND A LOOK BACK!

    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      Thank you!!
      And I think that if you get bored and want to drop a series it is okay! Sure, sometimes is a shame because maybe you enjoyed the first book but then other books catch your attention and time pass, a lot of time in some cases, and you find yourself not really interested anymore… And in this case is a tad annoying, yes.
      But it is even more annoying when you are still actively engaged in a series but you just keep procrastinating it!! 😭

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    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      I am lucky to have a lot of time for reading while I am at work. Some days I work 8 or 9 hours non stop, and some days is more waiting than real work so I manage to make that waiting time productive!!
      And let’s hope there would be more good books than bad, too!! And thank you!

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