I do like writing a list! That is the reason why I still continue to come up with bookish resolutions / goals / aims (whatever you want to call them) every year, although I don’t always achieve them. I have five bookish resolutions for 2022. It will be great if I manage to fulfil every single one of them until the end of the year, but if I don’t, I won’t beat myself up because of it.
Regarding numbers, I want to read 35 books. Although this is a higher number than I managed to read in 2021, it is in line with previous years. The main reason why I decided to increase the number of books I want to read is connected with my next resolution, though.
I want to take part in more reading challenges or initiatives. I have four in mind, subject to them being organised, obviously. For the last three years or more, I have been taking part in Daphne du Maurier Reading Week in May and plan to do so again in 2022. But I also hope to participate for the first time in Reading Ireland Month in March, Women in Translation Month in August, and 20 Books of Summer. For this last challenge my aim is to read some of the shortest books that have been on my wish list for a long time. So, being able to read more books than last year seems realistic at this point.
2022 is the year of the centenary of José Saramago’s birth. My goal is to read three books by him in November, the month he was born. Not only do I want to pick up a novel, but also a collection of short stories and a play, two literary forms I’ve never read by him.
Another of my resolutions for 2022 is exactly the same as one that I didn’t fulfil last year, but I want to try again. I aim to write at least six blog posts every month.
Finally, I also want to comment more on the content of other bloggers and creators. I always like the posts that I read until the end and think that put forward interesting points (I don’t have to agree, how boring would it be if we all had the same opinions?), but I hardly ever comment and want to change that. Although this relates mainly to other blogs, I also want to comment more often on Instagram photos and YouTube videos. How am I going to measure this? I have no idea. I’ll probably only evaluate whether I feel I did so or not!
Do you have any bookish resolutions for 2022? Tell me in the comments!