I feel like the older we get the more we say ”I can’t believe the year is already over!” but it’s TRUE. I feel like I blinked four times and that was it. Bye 2021. I want to say you were great, but then I’d be lying.
Because 2022 is almost here I wanted to write a bookish goals post for you (and actually also *a little bit* for myself to keep myself accountable, otherwise I WILL forget these goals). So let’s discuss what crazy things I have planned for myself.
Read 100 books
I LOVE the Goodreads reading challenge. I know it isn’t for everyone but it makes me and my competitiveness thrive (I’m competitive with myself, mostly). So my goal for 2022 is to read a whopping 100 books. As I’m writing this, I have ‘only’ read 60 books this year, so I’m gonna have to step it up. But it SEEMS so doable. 2 books a week? Pff, I’ll do that with my eyes closed, right. RIGHT?
Reread 15 books
I can’t believe I have to make this one a goal for myself. Here’s my problem though: I love reading new books. There are SO MANY shiny new stories and I want to read all of them. So I never make it a priority to reread my favorites. That’s why I’m setting the goal to reread 15 books I LOVE. And I will review them on this blog so I get another chance to gush about my faves. You’ll have no choice but to listen, ha.
Review every book I read in some way
That’s right, I’m gonna be busy next year. I want to review EVERY book I read. Whether it is on this blog, on Goodreads or Youtube. Every book will be talked about, whether I liked it or not. I desperately want to build up my blog’s review archive and the only way to do that is to write reviews!
Post at least 50 YouTube videos
This is where we get into the crazy stuff. If you didn’t know, I do have a YouTube channel about books. But I haven’t been the most active on there. The thing with YouTube is that I kind of lose motivation. Videos don’t get views, booktube is dead, or maybe I’m just terrible in front of the camera? I don’t know WHAT it is, but it’s one of those things where I have trouble posting consistently. So in 2022, I want to make it a priority to post AT LEAST one video a week, although preferably more. As long as I’m not creating three hour long video essays (those are so fun to watch though, I’m telling you) it should be doable.
Blog consistently, like, at least 3 times a week (and don’t write ONLY reviews)
This is a tricky one. Because I LOVE writing reviews on my blog. But I also think it can be a little boring if I only have reviews as like my last 10 posts. So I want to switch it up a little: a few reviews, another post in between, etcetera. I’m not one of those super organized people that has a whole content schedule figured out (I have no idea what I’m gonna post tomorrow tbh) but I just want some balance, ya know? I think it would be cool to branch out next year as well, maybe some author interviews? Blog hopping? So exciting. I like to blog every weekday, but that is A LOT of blogging. So I’m gonna set myself the goal of blogging three times a week.
Pass one thousand followers on Instagram
Am I setting myself up to fail with this one? MAYBE. The thing with social media is that it’s so fickle, you have no idea what’s going to work. And although I can do my best, I have no control over who is going to follow me on Instagram. So, um, I’m going to be a little less strict about this goal compared to the others. But that doesn’t change the fact that I would love to get to a thousand followers on Instagram next year. Right now I have about 140, so I have a long way to go!
Get that NetGalley feedback ratio back up and KEEP IT UP
I have yet to meet a bookish person that doesn’t go on a Netgalley requesting spree every once in a while. My current ratio is about 22%, which I realize is ABYSMAL. So In 2022, I want to get it back up and hopefully keep it up. Like.. Above 80%? Maybe? Perhaps I’ll get approved for the ARC’s from big publishing houses then.
So! Tons of goals for next year, but a lot of really exciting ones too. I’m kind of excited for 2022 in general. I’m one of those dumb people that really feels like the new year is a ~fresh start~ even though I KNOW it’s arbitrary. Do you have any bookish goals for 2022?