2022 Adjusted Goals

I am still trying to read far too many books. I’ve got it down to 17 on the currently reading pile, 10 actively reading and 3 that I’m focused on. I blame having the ADHD brain but sometimes, like now, I get really frustrated with myself. Especially when I’ve just gone and downloaded a whole bunch of freebie kindle books, placed holds on like 10 books through Libby, another 6 or 8 physical library reservations AND checked 5 books out of the library this morning.

I had a goal for this year. I was going to tackle my physical TBR. We are three months into the year and do you know how many I’ve cleared off that pile? Not a single one. I got distracted with trying out the books everyone says I should be reading, with getting ARCs to read and review, with worrying about what I thought I ought to be reading to write about here. And what happened? It took the shine off. I wasn’t reading what I loved to read.

So I’m readjusting back to where I was. Sort of. I want to keep finding and reading new things, because that’s exciting. I’ve found new things I’ve loved, and new things I haven’t.
I have a whole thinkypost being drafted about fantasy books and why I don’t like the genre, and I’ve stumbled across a video on TikTok of books that serve as an introduction to things that aren’t Tolkien, Eddings, Pratchett, Feist, etc which are the main contributor to what’s now on hold/reserved.
But I really want to keep working through my TBR before it topples over and kills me in the middle of the night.

With that in mind, I want to get down to where I’m actively reading about 8 books:
One Kindle
One Kindle Unlimited
One Libby – Telford
One Libby – Honiton
One physical library fiction
One physical library non-fiction
One physical TBR
(I live in Telford, betrothed lives in Honiton, I’m a member of both libraries)

I will check in again in another couple of months to see how I’m getting on… wish me luck?!

7 thoughts on “2022 Adjusted Goals

  1. Sounds like you have an excellent plan to tackle your TBR. I have way too many books right now also, but am trying to get through them without adding any more. Best of luck to you!

  2. I too suffer from too many on my TBR list so I feel your anguish! I have made a point since January not to request so many books from Netgalley and Libby and concentrate on my backlist. I’m almost at the point now where I can get to it! Thanks for sharing your plan – it sounds like a good one.

    1. I think part of the ‘problem’ is the library and Libby etc books are so shiny and new and exciting. My TBR I’ve been staring at for a while, though I did reorganise it the other month to rejuvenate it.

  3. You sound like me! I always have too many library books checked out at once, too, and I also et a goal to read more books from off my own shelves this year and I haven’t managed to read a single one yet. I hope to do better next month. Good luck with your reading goals! And thanks for commenting on my blog earlier. πŸ™‚

    1. I’ve just had the notification that another 3 reservations have come in… oh dear. but I think that’s all of them. Good job I enjoy the whole reading thing haha

      Good luck with your TBR too!

  4. This was me last year. This year I am doing reading challenges which help keep me focused, but also reading the books I love. (reading challenges motivate me because I don’t like to lose!!!) Good luck with your goals!

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