One quarter down, three to go: how is my progress on my 2023 goals?
Tammy over at Books, Bones & Buffy posted a 1st quarter check-in on her 2023 reading challenges, and I thought it was such a fun idea that I had to borrow it! If you’re not following Tammy and you’re a lover of SFF and/or horror, you’ve gotta fix that, because she’s awesome. ♥
1. Goodreads challenge
I set my goal lower this year than I have in the past few years because I wanted to give myself more room for bigger books, and I’m doing great on this goal so far: 45 out of 120 (10 books ahead) at the time I’m writing this post!
2. 2023 TBR
I picked 12 books for my 2023 TBR, with the goal of reading 1 per month. We’re in April and I’ve only read 2 from the list (Finlay and The Dismembered), so I’m a little bit behind here!
3. Seasonal TBRs
I started limiting my seasonal TBRs to 6 titles instead of 10 this year, but I still didn’t accomplish all of my Winter TBR and haven’t even started on my Spring TBR! 😅
4. 2023 series goals
I picked 10 series I wanted to finish in 2023, but I’m not sure how to map out my progress because I’m actually re-reading some of the books in a few of these series, such as the TOG series, which I’ve been re-reading with Misty. I haven’t finished ANY of the series in my list yet, so I really need to get to work on some of these!
5. Make smaller TBRs
I’ve actually stuck to this goal VERY well! Each monthly TBR has only been 4-5 books and my seasonal TBRs have been smaller, plus I’ve been signing up for fewer readathons and challenges.
6. Read 4+ TBR jar picks per month
I succeeded in January, read 2 in February, and read 0 in March. 😅 Buuut I’ve already read 2 for April, so hopefully I’ll read 2 more over the next couple of weeks!
7. Fewer current reads at one time
Okay, I have totally and completely FAILED at this goal. 🤣 My goal was to get down to 6 current reads or less and keep it that way, but I’ve been at 12+ since the year started and am currently at 13. I’m aiming hard to get down to 8 by the end of April, or at least less than 10!
— destiny ♥