My Reading Goals for 2022

I wanted to concentrate on my TBR shelf, specifically my owned books, in 2021. That failed spectacularly, as I committed to a lot of buddy reads. So I will try that one again in 2022.

Read one owned book per month from my physical bookshelf

I have 213 books on my owned-bookshelf. About a third of those are paperbooks, that I really would like to diminish to the point of being able to get rid of one of my bookshelves. Sounds odd, I know. Normally readers talk about getting more and nicer bookshelves. I have a small apartment with too much furniture and I desire a more minimalist and cleaner look. So, books… all the covers link to the goodreads pages of those books.

Clean up that NetGalley Shelf

I have some NetGalleys that are ridiculously old. I managed to read some of them in 2021, but not as many as I wanted. I really have to have a go at them and either read or abandon them in 2022. It would really be nice to actually catch up with the current ones.

Reading Writers of Colour / BIPOC

Whilst I do not plan to join the reading challenge again next year, I do want to keep reading the authors already on my owned shelf, for example…

Next in Series

Then there are those series that I started once upon a time, wanted to continue, but never did or never finished…

That should keep me busy next year… oh, yes, and I decided to finally attempt that re-read of The Dragonriders of Pern. I re-read the first trilogy in 2020, plus some shorter stories. Just now, in December, I re-read the Harperhall trilogy and continued with some books that are set earlier in the timeline. I stopped reading the series in the mid 90s, so there is also a neat pile of books that I have never read. And I am sure there will be a fair number of buddy reads in my future.