Discussion: 2022 Bookish Plans and Goals

Hello Everyone,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! I hope this post brings good cheer for all of you, and I also hope you have all met your bookish goals and plans for the year. Myself? I managed to happily complete my Goodreads goal and my kindle goal. 100 books on my kindle and 250 books on my Goodreads challenge.

Image from Pinterest.

My Goals For 2022:

Read more arcs + post reviews.

I very much want to get my Netgalley account down. At the moment this is what I have:

Technically over five hundred books! A lot of these are backlisted. I’m seriously hoping to get down to 200. Which means a crapton of reading.

Manage my Goodreads account and organize it better.

My shelves are a bit of a mess. I’ve tried organizing more this year but I’m struggling to keep it up. I hope to fix it more later in 2022.

Make consistent blog posts + grow content.

I’ve hit 600 followers this year! My goal is to seriously increase that to 1k, and I would love to grow my blog more too with author interviews, blog tours, and a serious increase in book reviews. I did better this year but I really need to work more on all that I just mentioned. Suggestions and ideas are appreciated!

Gain more traction on my blog

This is a minor goal. While it would be great having more followers and seeing my view count soar, I have no idea if that’s going to actually happen. I’m happy at having over 500 followers but still struggling to make a dent in gaining serious attention. I hope that changes next year!

Read more novellas, Tor short fiction, and short stories

I did better with reading novellas, short stories and Tor short fiction this year but I really want to step up my game and read easily triple the amount of what I did this year. There’s a lot of great short stories out there and I feel like I’m missing them! I need to fix that!

Catch up with other bloggers and their posts

One thing I’d love to do is read more of other blogs. I generally am terrible about that but this year I’d like to make more of an effort besides sticking with my top ten favorites, sometimes just my top five! I hope to improve that next year.

Make my book reviews more in-depth

I want to have my book reviews read more than just “this was fast paced” or “strong characters”. I’m hoping to not only write detailed longer reviews that actually tell what the book is about but I also want to add more backlinks, Twitter handles, and make my book reviews read far more smoothly than they do now. I have improved but I’m still not quite there yet.

Have fun!

I miss blogging for fun. I’d like to do that again and not stress over it.

That’s pretty much all I had for my goals of next year, I think. I’ll probably add more because I’m ambitious but also lazy lol. Terrible combination I know. What goals do you have? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

-Pass Me That Book

5 thoughts on “Discussion: 2022 Bookish Plans and Goals

  1. corastillwrites December 26, 2021 / 9:43 am

    One goal is to actually market my novel. So if you’re looking for an author to interview *waves shyly*. Another goal is to complete a first draft of my WIP. Doesn’t have to be fantastic, just got to get words on paper. Wishing you the best of luck with all your 2022 goals!

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    • passmethatbook December 26, 2021 / 4:32 pm

      *waves back* Excellent goals! I’d be happy to do an author interview/book review and I wish you luck with your WIP. As a writer (unpublished sadly) myself I know how frustrating they can be. Good luck with those and you can contact me by email for more questions about an author interview/book review. (riapotterwrites@gmail.com)
      Happy Holidays! 🎄

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  2. Malka @ Paper Procrastinators December 30, 2021 / 4:28 pm

    I’m so glad that your 2021 goals went well! And I really like all the goals you set for yourself for 2022! I’m still coming up with my goals for 2022, but I know I’m trying to be a lot more mindful about them this year!

    Good luck on all of your goals! I hope you find some new bloggers you adore through blog hopping more!

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    • passmethatbook December 30, 2021 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you find some great goals for your own list and I’m sure both of us will find plenty of great blogs (not just to blog hop) in the coming year! Happy holidays and good luck to you too!

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