So i’ve been thinking of goals for next year whether I like it or not. I can’t seem to help it. I am trying a new attitude though of no stressing out over reading as it’s just my hobby and life is really fucking hard. That said I can use these “goals” as a guideline to help me remember things I do actually *want* to read. I’ve also gotten obsessed with Storygraph (profile Here if you want to follow/friend me on there) and the reading challenges on there! I have joined so many lol. But first, onto my goals that are unrelated to Storygraph reading challenges! I would number them but then it goes all wonky and I can’t figure out how to fix it so i’ll just bold the goals.
24 Audio books
I have a couple hundred audio books yet rarely listen to them because processing audio books is REALLY HARD. It is for me at least. Different brains. I have aphantasia and am autistic. I also have auditory processing disorder. That’s why I have a bunch of nonfiction audio books and audio books I read with my eyeballs first so I can listen to them as a reread. Easier than trying to learn a whole new freaking world and characters and shit while struggling to process the audio book. I want to practice listening to audio books. 2 a month doesn’t sound like too much? But even 12 would be an improvement for me!
This % is subject to change. I want to read more nonfiction. However, I also want to read more comics/manga/graphic novels, and I could read a few comics or manga in one day unlike nonfiction books so that might seriously skew the %. As long as I know i’m making an effort to read more nonfiction, i’m happy. That said previous years, now that I finally got all my read books logged into storygraph (I have “too many rows” to import from Goodreads) show I read more nonfiction than I thought I did. I’d like a minimum of 20% and a max of no more than 50%, so we’ll see what happens.
I want to read more adult thrillers. There’s many I want to check out and I just … never do.
36 Graphic Novels/Comics/Manga
I’m shooting for more actually but 3 a month sounds reasonable. Again though as long as I make an effort i’ll be happy.
8 Frankenstein related books
Frankenstein is my favorite book (particularly the original uncensored 1818 version). Related books being like retellings for example (not limited to retellings).
6 Taboo books
I have many taboo books and I want to read them.
Finish Bingo Boards
My and my friend Georga made bingo boards at the beginning of the year. I have not finished them, and that’s ok. Maybe in 2023?
6 Pagan Books
I’m Pagan. I want to read 6 nonfiction Pagan books. I seriously need to work on my spirituality.
Focus on what I love: Horror and Nonfiction
I love to read all kinds of books, and I love that about myself, but I do say horror and nonfiction are my favorites, so I want to make sure I focus on them!
I have a bunch of anthologies I need to read!
Well Read Lie list books
I mentioned my “well read lie” list that I made in this post. It’ll take me so many years to finish it if I ever do lol. So, maybe a couple or a few books from it a month would be nice, but no stressing out over it.
Kindle and Comixology unlimited
I have both of these, I need to use them. A few books a month from each would be nice … lol.
Use my Libby and Hoopla
I should use my local libby and Hoopla sometimes.
6 Translated Works
Not counting manga! That’d make it way too easy lol.
Poetry is hit or miss but when it’s a hit, it’s a hit. I need to read more poetry.
3 Stephen King Books
I have yet to finish the original Goosebumps books so I want to make progress on them! I don’t need to finish them next year but at least make progress.
8 books still on my 40 before 40 list
On my 30th birthday (i’ll be 34 in February lol) I made a “40 before 40” list of 40 books to read before I turn 40. I have 15 books left to go! I used blogger back then and made a post with the list here if you want to check it out, it is NOT updated though! I don’t go on there any more. The books are the same but i’m sure i’ve read more than it says I have now. So out of the 15 I have left I hope to read 8 next year. We shall see. I still have 6 years lol.
72 hours listened
Storygraph has a thing where you can set a goal for hours listened to audio books! So I figure 72 hours for an entire year sounds reasonable and low but also progress for me. We shall see. I am trying to keep this and the next 2 things low to avoid stress. I already love to read I don’t need to make it stressful.
2,500 pages read
Like I said, low. Storygraph also has a thing where you can set a goal for pages read.
Books to read: 25
I’ll probably read more than this, hence setting it low. I want to keep reading but again, it’s a hobby.
I’ll have to make a post about the storygraph reading challenges i’ve entered separately.
Have you begun thinking of your reading next year yet? What are your goals if you have? Comment down below 🙂