Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Arty Reader Girl. Each week, we are given a bookish topic to discuss. This week’s theme is Bookish Goals for 2024. I recently shared my 2024 goals for life and blogging and kept any book-related goals from that list knowing this topic was happening. After doing fairly well with my bookish goals for 2023, I am ready to make a new set of goals for this year. There will be several repeats from last year, along with some new ones for this year.
Bookish Goals for 2024
Get through as many of my unread books as possible.
I have put a major dent in my TBR and currently have about 140 unread physical books on my shelves. I would like to see how many of these I can get through this year.
Read more ebooks.
I have an incredible backlog of unread ebooks on my Kindle that I need to get to. I would like to read at least 1 ebook each month to help get this digital TBR under control.
Listen to my audiobooks.
My list of audiobooks isn’t overly large, however, a good chunk of them are unread. I meant to get to these last year but never got around to it. I’d like to get through at least one of these a month.
Finish 10 series.
I have quite a few series partially read and it’s time to fix that. I think finishing 10 series is doable this year. Fully reread series will not count towards this, only series I have yet to finish.
Read a book in Japanese.
I’ve been learning Japanese for a few years now, but my reading comprehension is pretty low. One way to improve on this is to read a book in Japanese. I have a couple of Japanese books on my shelf to choose from.
Use the library more.
Though most of my time will be spent concentrating on the books I own, using the library more for books I’m not sure I want to buy makes sense. I did decently with this last year and hope to read more books this way in 2024.
Write reviews within 72 hours of finishing the book.
I did quite horribly with this last year but I want to give it another go in 2024. That 72 period is the best time to write reviews because everything is fresh in my mind.
Read authors I follow on Twitter.
I read books from a few of these authors last year but I could have done better. I know I have a number of these books on my Kindle, so I should be able to do much better this year.
Participate in more book tours.
I joined one book tour last year and enjoyed it. I would like to do these regularly throughout 2024.
Read and review all of Rumiko Takahashi’s manga.
This may take more than a year to complete, however, I love Takahashi’s work and want to immerse myself in it this year. I own most of her works and have already read much of them in the past, but I will be revisiting them for this project.
Limit the number of books I buy.
Part of keeping my TBR under control is limiting how many books I buy. I will be mostly focusing on ongoing series that I have been actively reading and enjoying.
Work with some publishers.
I would love to work directly with some publishers this year. I have my heart set on a few of them, but only time will tell which ones I can or will work with.
I hope you enjoyed my Bookish Goals for 2024. What reading goals have you made this year?