Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2024

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.

Related: Blog Tour & Review: Exile by A.J. Calvin.

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?

33 Comments

  1. Writing a review within 72 hours of finishing a book is a really good idea.

  2. You have some fabulous goals here! I too want to read more of the books on my bookshelf (after I give them a good reorganizing/sorting) and always try to write reviews for anything I read or see. It’s a habit I picked up a while back and I’ve tried to keep up with it. Although I should try to make sure I review everything promptly, too. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website today… and all the best with your 2024 goals!

  3. I have so much respect for people who know more than one language, or are learning them. I hope you enjoy your Japanese book when you read it!

    1. Author

      Thank you. Knowing a second language is fun but also a lot of work to learn. I look forward to reading my way through a Japanese book soon.

  4. Oh Wow! Reading and reviewing all of Rumiko Takahashi’s manga is quite a large task! Good luck to you!

    1. Author

      It is, but I’m excited to do it. I’ve previously read a lot of her manga, so I’ll be rereading those to properly review them and then working through the one I haven’t read yet. Thank you.

  5. All such great goals! I think reading a book in another language you are learning is going to be really rewarding. Hope you are able to achieve all these!

  6. This is such a great list of goals, Sarah. I like your idea of giving yourself a time limit to write your reviews. And 72 hours seems reasonable, especially if you are like me and finish books at the most inopportune times to write a review. My husband is studying Japanese too and has been attempting to read manga in Japanese as a starting point. Good luck with your goals! It sounds like you are going to have a great reading year.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I do sometimes finish a book at an inopportune hour. But also, sometimes, I need to ruminate on my thoughts before putting them down into words. That’s great your husband is learning Japanese, manga is a good way to learn to read it.

  7. I’m impressed by how many people have made goals to read books in other languages. Wow! I know some Spanish, but the only books I would be able to read even a little are simple picture books. Not a bad idea, though, now that I think about it…Good luck with all your goals!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    1. Author

      I noticed that too, lots of people want to do it which is awesome. Starting with simple books is a great way to do it, that way you don’t hit too many words you aren’t familiar with yet.

  8. Good luck with reaching your book-related goals and I hope it goes well with reading the Japanese book! I have a backlog of ebooks I would like to work through, as well as a couple of audiobooks I bought but haven’t listened to yet.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I’m sure it will be slow going with the Japanese book but I’m okay with that. Good luck with your ebook and audiobook backlog.

  9. These are all such great goals! I love the idea of reading a book in the foreign language you’re learning, and writing reviews within 72 hours is always a goal of mine even if I fall short more often than I’d like.

    1. Author

      Thank you. Reading is my weakness in Japanese, so I figure this is a great way to up my skill. As long as you try to get it done in 72 hours then that’s good.

    1. Author

      Thank you. I used to wait forever to write reviews and it made it so hard because I’d forget too much. Good luck writing those reviews quickly.

  10. Your 2024 bookish goals are impressive and inspiring, especially your ambition to read in Japanese and complete multiple book series. Best of luck with your goals, and I look forward to following your progress!

    1. Author

      Thank you. I am really looking forward to doing some Japanese reading, I have a couple Japanese manga that will likely be what I read.

  11. I like your goals! Reading in Japanese could be hard, I think. I plan to focus on ebooks because it is more convenient for me now.

    1. Author

      Thank you. It will certainly be challenging but I look forward to it. It will likely be a manga that I read since some of them can be relatively easy. Good luck getting through those ebooks.

  12. Awesome goals. I am an audio book junkie and I recently found out I can get them from the library for free! The library is a great resource.

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