Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, and it’s where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! If you want to join in the bookish discussion fun, check out the July 2022 prompts!
Now without further ado… The topic asks us about:
How are you doing on your reading goals so far this year?
(SUGGESTED BY AMBER @ ESCAPE LIFE IN THE PAGES)
Prompts: Did you set any reading goals for yourself at the beginning of the year? If so, how are you doing with them? Any you’ve already met? Are there any goals you want to add? Did you set any blogging goals? If so, how are you doing with those?
MY 2022 READING/BLOGGING GOALS
The thing with me is that I enjoy setting goals and I love making grand plans for myself but when it comes to 100% follow-through, it doesn’t always go so smoothly. Life happens though and so I’m not trying to be too hard on myself about these things but it’s kinda nice to have something to reflect back on at the end of the year, don’t you think? So in 2022 I set six general reading/blogging goals:
- Read 150 books
- Read 50 backlist titles
- Complete the 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge
- Fill in my Library Tracker (for my owned digital and physical books)
- Grow my blog to 800 followers
- Start my re-read project (aka the “dinipanda(re)reads project“)
I’m sort of close to achieving three of these goals right now so I’m pretty chuffed about that but I think for now I’ll keep it as it is. If anything, I’ll probably modify the goals that I manage to achieve before the year ends depending on my mood and how much time is left. Now, let’s take a little deeper dive into each goal…
Buckle up, folks, this might be a bit of a long one!
read 150 books
This is my Goodreads Reading Challenge and until now I’ve read 131 of 150 books. I think if I continue reading at my current (slower) pace, I might be able to achieve it in the next two months. If I achieve this soon, I think I’ll increase my read goal in 25 book increments (so 175, 200) until the year ends!
read 50 BACKLIST TITLES
I’ve actually just checked my spreadsheet (cos it’s been a while) and according to my stats, 45.5% of my reads have been from my backlist (YAY!) which is roughly 55 reads? So that means I’ve achieved this goal! Woo, why does it feel so good crossing anything off a list?! 🥳
COMPLETE THE 2022 POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE
I’ve been participating in the Popsugar Reading Challenge since I discovered it in 2020 and not once have I completed all the prompts. It’s always so disappointing because I usually get very close and I still never manage to read them before the year ends! 🥲 So far this year I’ve completed 27 prompts which are just over half of the prompts. 23 to go!
FILL IN MY LIBRARY TRACKER (FOR OWNED PHYSICAL & DIGITAL BOOKS)
WELL. Hmm, well, I started strong with this prompt early on in the year and I managed to finish cataloguing a decent chunk of my digital books as registered/recognised by Amazon. These are the titles that appeared on my purchase list back in 2012 when I got my first Kindle but I forgot that it didn’t include gifted books from authors or ARCs. I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU:
If you have your books catalogued, do you count ARCs as part of your digital library catalogue or do you only count purchased/gifted books?
I still haven’t even begun to catalogue my physical books and since I’m now in India and not where my books are in Indonesia, I can’t work on that until I go back—whenever that’ll be. So I guess you can say this goal is having a bit of a *whomp whomp* moment? Heh… 😬
GROW MY BLOG TO 800 FOLLOWERS
I’ve been trying to grow my blog to 800 followers for a little over a year now and I’m kind of really excited that the numbers are finally getting close. I’m now at 787 followers (including email subs) and I can hardly believe I’m 13 followers away from 800?! I’m really hoping that I can at least hit that number by the end of the year. Thanks to everyone who follows and supports my bookish journey! I appreciate you all so, so much! 🥰
start my re-read project (AKA THE “DINIPANDA(RE)READS PROJECT”)
This hasn’t really taken off the way I had planned because life, I guess?! I really thought I’d make a start on it this year because I got really excited to start re-reading a few really popular titles that I remember loving from years ago. I’m still hoping that I can at least re-read one series and that’ll be The Final Empire, Book 1 of Mistborn, which I’ll be buddy reading with Leslie at some point this year.
Did you set any bookish/blogging goals this year? How much progress have you made with your goals? Are you happy with your progress or do you still have a long way to go? Any new goals to add to your list? You got this, friends! 💜