2023 Goals: The Year of Reading!

Last year I embarked of a year without buying books. It was an interesting year that made me reflect on my book buying habits. 2023 is a new year, which means new goals!

Reading Goals

My reading goals are pretty simple this year. Read 65 books. I want to focus on reading books that I own, as well as just the joy of reading. Far too often I find myself caught up in reading for a certain reason, I just want to read for fun this year. I want to focus on rekindling the spark that reading brings to life.

I plan to still read from the libraries, as I think I will for the rest of my life. I plan to checking with the library to see how long a wait time is for a title before buying the ebook or hard copy. I am going to buy a few books this year and snag some Kindle Deals, but it will be in mindful way.

The 12 Books Picked By Fellow Readers

This year, I also wanted to read some books that fellow readers on Twitter enjoyed. So I asked for 12 recommendations for me to read. I am pleasantly surprised with the results and plan to read at least one of the recommendations each month. I am excited to see a few titles I wanted to read this year, so this will be a smooth journey through fiction.

1.Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang

2.Legacy of the Brainwashed by Krystle Mator

3.The First to Die by James Patterson

4. Lark Ascending by Silas House

5.The Unspoken Name by AK Larkwood

6.Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

7.The Red Palace by June Hur

8.The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

9.Magyk (Septimus Heap #1) by Angie Sage & Mark Zug

10.Art of Prophecy by Welsey Chu

11.The Invisible Life of Addie Loruoe by V.E. Schwab

12. Leviathan Wakes (Expanse Series #1) by James S.A. Corey

2023: A Year of Reading

I wanted to keep this year simple, not only so I could rekindle a love for reading, but also so I could focus on building up my blog and work on my personal creative projects. Overall, I am excited to what 2023 has to bring. I wish you all a year full of happiness and peace.

Do you have any bookish goals for 2023?


  1. Emma

    My goal is similar: to read 52 books, so one a week, and to transfer the time I spend mindlessly scrolling/Youtube-watching to reading. I’m not giving up social media, but just want to do it in an intentional way and use the saved time to get through more books.

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  2. aquavenatus

    I lowered my Reading Goals to 50 books because I want to read some of my backlog, and some of the books I want to read are 600+ (some are 800+) pages.

    I saw your 12 Books Challenge, and I realized I read NONE of the books on that list either!

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  3. BookerTalk

    Your comment about how we can end up reading for a specific purpose really chimed with me. Sometimes in the last few years I felt like I was reading a particular book just because it was part of a challenge. This year I’m going to just read more of what I want to when I want to. I will only join reading events if I happen to have something suitable in the TBR

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