Hi Everyone, and welcome to my first Book Tag of 2022 – The New Year Book Tag.
I wasn’t actually tagged in this one, but I saw it featured on amyjanealice last year and I thought I’d try it out for myself. It also felt like a fun way to add more to my resolutions and goals for 2022 (and talk about more books at the same time).
Let’s get started!
How many books are you planning on reading in 2022?
While I do like my original goal of twenty-six books, and I’ll still keep it as my main reading challenge, I think I want to make it a bit more of a challenge. But not too much. So I’m going to up it to fifty, but include some graphic novels and maybe some manga I’ve been eyeing as well.
I always make things more difficult for myself than they have to be, don’t I? Wish me luck!
Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2021 but want to make a priority in 2022
I have a few upcoming posts about books I’ve been holding onto since 2021 at least, and yet I still have more than enough to add more to that growing list here:
Name a genre you want to read more of in 2022
I definitely want to continue with more fantasy books, and I doubt that will ever change, but ever since finishing You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M Mcmanus I’ve wanted to get back into some mystery-thrillers – and McManus’s books are definitely at the top of that list – but also into my YA books in general.
I think, as I got older, I thought I needed to push myself to move on from books marketed to ‘younger’ audiences. Luckily, this and many other books I’ve enjoyed this year, reminded me that great stories have no age limits, and the only thing I need to outgrow is the desire to appear very grown up.
(Sorry for that serious and sentimental detour. Moving on now!)
Three non-book related goals for 2022
This year, I actually sat down and wrote down three personal goals I want to accomplish this year.
1. Learn to play a new instrument (there’s a guitar in my house just waiting to be played).
2. Dedicate at least thirty minutes a day just for my creative writing.
and 3. I want to try being kinder to myself, because the world is a hard enough place to be already.
(Seriously, I’m sorry for all this seriousness, what is happening?!)
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. I can’t believe I’ve just let this sit on my shelves for ages and ages and never once picked it up. I really like Uprooted and I bought Spinning Silver because I wanted to read more by this author. But nope, I got distracted by something shiny again and forgot all about it. But I’m making 2022 the year I take on my TBR, so I swear I will get to this one eventually!
One word that you hope 2022 will be?
A nice, short, and sweet book tag to start off the 2022, and hopefully the start of some good goals and habits to see me through the year. Thanks for reading everyone! I’m sending everyone out there good vibes and good thoughts for a wonderful new year.
Thanks for reading everyone! I won’t be tagging anyone this time, but if you feel like doing it, make sure to let me know. I’d love to see your answers. What are your New Year Resolutions? Do you have any specific goals for 2022?
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