Top Ten Tuesday: 2023 Bookish Goals

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Bookish Goals for 2023. I always waffle on what I want my bookish goals to be. Sometimes I want a challenge, sometimes I want them to be easy, and sometimes I don’t want any goals at all. Here are a few things I hope to accomplish related to reading and writing this year.

Read all my physical TBR books: Last I checked, I have about 65 books I own and haven’t read. I would really like to tackle these this year. There are a few I might not get to simply because I’m waiting for the rest of the series to release before starting. Those are the exceptions, though.

Read 200 books: I always set my Goodreads/StoryGraph reading goal at 200 even if I go over. This seems like a doable goal for me since I read a lot and listen to a lot of audiobooks.

Read at least one non-fiction book each month: This was a goal I had last year that I managed to accomplish at lot easier than I expected. There were even some months I read more than one non-fiction book. I want to continue doing the same this year.

Catch up on series: I start a lot of series but don’t always finish them. I’d like to make a bigger effort to finish some of those series. Reading through physical TBR books will help with some of this.

Write that query letter: I’m actually going to do it this year. I have friends who are going to force me. My novel is ready to go out into the world.

Write more short fiction: Last fall, my writing group challenged each other to various short story prompts each month. It was a lot of fun to write shorter fiction, especially of different genres. I’d like to do that more. I’m also thinking about doing the Inktober 52 challenge, which is to write a short piece each week based on the prompt word.

Publish a short story: I want to take one of the short stories I wrote last fall, edit it, and get it published somewhere online. I have two or three that are almost ready.

Write more poetry: Again, last year, my writing group had a poetry challenge in April. I started writing poems for each month of the year and would like to work on those more as well as a few other poems floating around in my head.

Publish more blog posts: I’ve gotten stuck in the rut of having the same blog posts over and over each week (book spotlights, Top Ten Tuesday, Hump Day Happiness). I’m glad I have those to keep my blog alive, but I want to do more with it. Share more writing, create more essay-ish types of posts, etc. I think the weekly writing prompt with Inktober 52 will help give me something else to post, but I want to incorporate more ideas with this blog, too.

Journal more: I usually keep an bullet journal to keep track of my life and a reading journal to track my reading, but I’d like to figure out a way to journal-journal more. I always feel funny writing down things about my life because I never think I’ll read it again or doesn’t matter. But I’d like to at least try to journal more in some capacity, whether that’s combining with scrapbooking or figuring out an online diary or something.

What are your bookish goals for 2023? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2023 Bookish Goals

  1. This sounds like a great set of goals! I don’t know if it would help with your journal-journal goal, but I have a 5-year journal called “some lines a day” that really only does have space for a few lines per day. But it gives me room to journal a little bit about each day, and based on the 5-year format I often end up reading what I was doing on that day in previous years. So if you want to have an easy way to revisit your journal entries, something like that might work.

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