Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2023

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This is a great one for this week, and I find I’m really liking the focus some of these TTT posts give me. It’s fun to think about what I want to achieve for this year too, especially when it comes to the various bookish elements in my life. For this though I’m sticking to 6 goals – don’t want there to be too much pressure!

Top Six Bookish Goals for 2023

Reading Challenges

My first post of the year was about the Reading Challenges I want to attempt this year. I picked out three challenges, and ideally I’d like to read at least 10 books for each challenge, so we’ll see how that goes.

Read 70 Books

I set my Goodreads goal at 70 for this year, and I feel pretty confident about hitting it. The last couple of years I’ve managed to exceed 100, anyway, but I don’t want to aim for that – I’d rather keep my goal at something I definitely know I can hit.

Submit, Submit, Submit

I think some of my writing/editing goals fall under ‘bookish’. I definitely want to submit more work this year. There was a point when I was regularly submitting short stories, and I want to try and get some more out there, but I also have a novel and novella that are near submission ready, so I want to do that, too.

Clear non-NetGalley Backlogs

So as well as the way too many NetGalley books I have on my kindle, I also have a lot of non-NetGalley books there, too. I really want to try and read through a load of these, especially as I purchased quite a few or got many for free, either via Amazon, author newsletters, Book Throne etc. I definitely want to try and read more of these than I read last year.

Log My Physical Books

Not all of them, because that would be impossible at this point, but it would be useful to have something digital I can refer to. I already log my kindle books, and noting down the physical books I have will help when planning out things like reading challenges.

Social Media

I want to try and be more active on social media. I feel like I dropped off a bit from social media in the last year, but I really need to engage more with it, especially for things like Esbat: A Bookish Podcast.


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