2022 was the year that I read more books than I ever have before. Reading has been something that I’ve enjoyed on and off for my entire life but 2022 seems to have been the year that I pulled myself out of a slump and found what kind of books I enjoy the most.

Now that 2022 has come to an end and 2023 is here, I think it’s time to chat about what I plan to read this year.

I’m definitely more of a mood reader so this post won’t be a list of all the books I want to read. It will however be where I talk about some of my plans and the book series I hope to get to.

So, without further ado, here are some of my bookish goals for 2023.

Finish The Miss Marple Series

Back at the end of 2021, I decided to read through all of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple series. I started my challenge strong and managed to read through a chunk of the books, but in the middle of 2022, I decided it was time for a mini Agatha Christie break. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy her books, it was just that my pile of unread books was getting out of hand and I needed to read through them before borrowing the next Miss Marple from my local library. I’ve since restarted reading the series and I hope to have read them all by the end of this year. Once I’ve finished Miss Marple, I hope to start reading the Poirot series.

Collect The Rest Of The Wordsworth Collector’s Editions

One of my favourite parts of my bookshelves is my shelf full of the Wordsworth Collectors Editions. They are the most beautiful books you could ever imagine. I was so happy that I managed to collect nearly all of them until more were released. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to have more beautiful books to collect, but I don’t think my bank account is as happy as I am. Once the whole collection is complete, I feel like I might write a post here on my blog where I talk about them.

Read More Than In 2022

I know that I started this post by saying that I read more books than ever in 2022, but why not challenge myself to read even more this year? This is one of the goals that I refuse to put pressure on myself for though. It’s fine to set myself goals but making myself feel guilty for not reaching them is definitely not the intention. Even if I only managed to read one book in 2023, then it’s more than if I didn’t pick up a book at all. So, this is your reminder that it’s not about how many books you read, it’s about having fun doing it. Reading isn’t meant to be stressful.

Focus on reading the books I own before I buy more

Okay, I know I say this every year, but this year will be the one I actually do it (I hope). My shelves are full of unread books because I just kept on buying books faster than I can read them. I have a book-buying addiction and I don’t see any signs of that stopping soon. It doesn’t help that I keep on borrowing books from my local library too. Maybe I need to do less borrowing and more reading of what I already own.

Share more bookish content on Instagram and Twitter

One of the best parts of being a reader is getting to enjoy the online bookish communities. Between Bookstagram, Booktwt and Booktok, I feel like you’ll never struggle to find someone to talk about books with. During the last few months of 2022, I did find myself sharing a lot more bookish content on my social media, but in 2023, I hope to share even more.

What are your bookish goals for 2023? Do we have any of the same or similar goals?


2 responses to “My Reading Plans, Goals and Intentions for 2023”

  1. anupama1311 Avatar

    “Focus on reading the books I own before I buy more” – I need to get this printed inside my wallet! At this rate, I am at risk of becoming more of a book owner than a book reader

    Great goals! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Tara Kelly Avatar

    Yes to all of these! (Especially reading what I already own before buying more.) I have also been reading so much nonfiction lately, but I’m starting to feel a pull toward reading more stories again.

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