My Bookish New Year's Resolutions

Every year I set a reading goal on Goodreads. But this goal is to read a certain number of books during the calendar year. While that is a good goal, I also have other goals that I hope to accomplish during the year. In this blog post, I'm going to share some of the different reading goals that I have for 2023.


1. Read 52 Books


I used to set my annual reading goal much higher, but now that I'm busy with my job and my personal life, I try to keep my goal attainable. One book a week seems reasonable, doesn't it? And if I happen to go over my goal there are no problems there. But I want to be reasonable and not stress myself out.

2. Get to 80% on Netgalley


I've talked about it a few times on this blog, but I'm a member of Netgalley, which is a website that provides book reviewers with advanced reader copies of books in exchange for honest review on book blogs and retail sites like Amazon.

On your profile, you're given an approval rating, which is the number of books that you've actually reviewed compared to the number of books that you've been approved for. Right now my score is 42% but I want to bump that up to 80%. That will be the sign that I've caught up on most of my book reviews that I owe!

3. Review every book that I read on my Blog


I try to be good about writing a book review post on every book that I read, but sometimes I forget. Sometimes if I wait too long I forget some of the details of the book and then I don't feel comfortable reviewing the book. So this year I want to make sure to review the books right after I finish them. That way I can share and recommend more books here on the blog.

4. Read 15 Cozy Mysteries

I'm currently writing my own cozy mystery which means that I've been reading a lot of cozies as research on the genre. In 2023, my goal is to read at least 15 cozies that are new to me. That way I can keep learning more about the genre.

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Do you have any bookish new year's resolutions for the new year? Now is the time to start thinking about it so that we can get started with our goals in January.
xo Marian