~ #SixForSunday: Bookish Resolutions ~

#SixforSunday is… it’s really just that. You choose 6 books (normally) that you’d choose to fit whatever the prompt is that week. This meme is hosted by A Little but a Lot and you can follow the link to find the prompts for January to March. I’ll also post this month’s prompt’s at the end of the post.

This week’s prompt: Six Bookish Resolutions for 2022

As I did not see a new prompt list posted for 2022, I decided to go with the first week’s prompt for 2021 and 2020, which was bookish resolutions.

1. Complete My Reading Challenges

Right now, I am attempting five different challenges as I am doing the four above plus the book goal on Goodreads. For the 2022 TBR Knockout, I will complete two books each month that follow the prompts. For the 2022 Beat the Backlist, I am first attempting the smaller 24-novel list, but I may expand to the 52-novel version. While these challenges are new, I am doing the other two challenges for the second year in a row. For the Audiobook 2022 Challenge, I am again attempting at least 100 audiobooks. For the 20 Books for Christmas, I am going to attempt an earlier start for this one, so I can fit in more holiday reads.

2. Reduce My TBR

I think I gained more books in 2021 than I have in the previous five or so years combined, so now I have an extremely endless TBR list. My goal is to tackle some of these, which is one of the main reasons that I decided to attempt multiple TBR challenges.

3. Better Organize My Reading

For this goal, there are many subgoals within it. My first is to better track my ARCs as I try to read them, at least, the month before they are published, but right now I am currently reading them either right before or after. My next goal is just to better track my reads in general as I line up multiple reads in both my audiobook library and Kindle where some of them end up “forgotten” as I try to attempt too many at the same time. This year, my goal is to, at least, organize my reading so I can prevent myself from feeling overwhelmed when my mind wants to read millions of novels at the same time.

4. Keep Up My Netgalley Ratio

At the moment, my Netgalley ratio is about 85%, but that could easily go down greatly if I actually downloaded all the invitations I have sitting in my inbox. Unfortunately, my reading speed is a lot slower than it was at this same time last year, so I am trying not to download or request too many ARCs when I know I won’t get to them soon. While I want to read every single novel, I need to start saying no to some.

5. Improve My Blog

For this goal, I do have specific ideas in mind. I do want to improve my menus and author/narrator lists as I believe I am missing items on each. I am not sure if I want to do a full style change, so I am starting with just ensuring that all my links, etc. are all matched up as the first step.

6. Start Using Social Media

While I do have Twitter and Instagram handles for this blog, I have not used either. As I attempt to expand my blog, I also want to try out both social media platforms to give some variety to my postings. I especially want to try out Bookstagram as I always see gorgeous posts for books and I would love to try out some for myself. I do not have an audience goal for either platform, just like I don’t have one for this blog, as I am just thrilled if at least one person enjoys what I post.

Thank you for reading my first Sunday post for January!

It is difficult to believe that it is now 2022 as I have already written the wrong year down multiple times. I tried to keep my goals as simple as I could so, hopefully, I can accomplish all of them this year. Essentially, my goals are to keep reading and posting about books (list, reviews, etc.) as not only love books, but I also love the book community and cannot wait to continue to be a part of it! Happy Reading in 2022!!

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