Top 10 Tuesday — Reading Goals

3 Oct

Happy Tuesday! I used to be hard core about reading goals. I had an overall target to reach every year, as well as several (many) reading challenges I joined. But I am a bit compulsive and the goals/challenges became more important than actual reading. That’s when I adjusted downward the number of books I planned to read per year and began to limit the reviews/launches I agreed to participate in. I want to read what I want to read! That being said I still overestimate the time I have available for reading.

I used this week’s topic to look back at the past year’s TBR plans. I am currently on track to meet my Goodreads goal of 75 books. In fact I have read 69 books so far this year; they just aren’t all recorded on Goodreads yet.

My TBR goals are all over the place though:

90% read for Winter 22/23,

100% for Spring 23,

0% for Summer 23 (although in my defense, that list was more for highlighting the books that were being released during the summer, rather than a personal reading goal)

20% for Fall 23 (which is pretty good, since I published that list just 2 weeks ago)

My NetGalley shelf is out of control with unread books. I am not going to embarrass myself by publishing that big fail. I will say that I read 8 books over the summer that had been on the shelf far too long.

So basically, I am doing what I proposed to do — reading what I want to read when I want to read it! 😉 And I am unapologetic, because at my age I certainly don’t need to squander any reading time.

Because I hate not mentioning specific books, here are more I have added to my Fall 23 list. Read 2, added 4 — sounds about right. I might post an update on my progress.

7 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Reading Goals”

  1. Lydia October 3, 2023 at 7:28 am #

    Good for you!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post. 

  2. Astilbe October 3, 2023 at 10:08 am #

    Honestly, this is why I haven’t signed up for Netgalley yet. It sounds so easy to over-request books.

    May you get caught up soon. 🙂

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    • rbclibrary October 3, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      It sure is!

  3. Cindy Davis October 3, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

    I had The Thing About Home out from the library for two months and finally sent it back. Then, I broke up with the library, LOL! I have to finish my goals and ARCs, and the only way I was going to do it was not having a pile of library books sitting there too. Once I catch up, the books will still be at the library 🙂 I have been ignoring Net Galley for the most part, and bookstores, because the temptation is too great!

  4. Susan October 3, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

    I love that you are unapologetic about reading what you want to read! I still enjoy making a reading goal every year and joining way too many challenges, but I don’t take it all TOO seriously. If I don’t finish a challenge, I don’t finish. No big deal.

    Happy TTT!


    • rbclibrary October 3, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

      Good for you!

  5. Aj @ Read All The Things! October 4, 2023 at 9:24 am #

    Great job with your goals! I hope you hit 75 books.

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