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2023 Goal Changes

At the end of December, I wrote about my yearly goals in my Evaluating My 2022 Goals post. At the time, I settled on six goals and one challenge-related goal. However, I’ve decided to make some changes. My NEW goals for 2023 are:

  1. Read at least 24 books.
  2. Read at least 50% of my IRL book club books.
  3. Read at least 75% of my 2023 Book of the Month book choices.
  4. Read at least 50% of the Book of the Month choices I didn’t get to last year.

I got rid of two goals and my challenge-related goal. All three of those goals were tied to the Play Book Tag Goodreads group I was a part of. While I enjoyed reading a book based on a specific topic each month, my reading tastes were so different from the main contributors that I wasn’t enjoying my experience. I finally decided to leave and focus my reading elsewhere.

A few people from my IRL book club are participating in the Pioneer Book Reading Challenge (hosted by a local independent bookstore) and the POP Sugar Reading Challenge this year. I was considering joining them, but I really don’t feel like doing the Pioneer Book Challenge and I’m still on the fence about the PS Challenge. I’ll probably participate in the PS Challenge because I can always change my mind later if I’m not enjoying the books I’m reading.

Anyway, I’ll keep track of my reading progress on my 2023 Reads page if you’re interested in seeing what I’ve put together.

How about you? Do you ever adjust your goals, reading or otherwise, during the year?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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10 replies
  1. Wendy Williams
    Wendy Williams says:

    These all look achievable and manageable, Jenni. I’m rooting for you! No need to do challenges you don’t enjoy

  2. Kami
    Kami says:

    I love that you reassessed your goals. I should make a Book of the Month goal as well.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks! I was really going to try to do the Pioneer Book challenge, but I just can’t keep up with it / do it this year. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy doing the POP Sugar one, though. 😀

  3. Karen
    Karen says:

    I’ve checked out the PS challenge but it’s very…challenging lol I’m so bad with challenges and feel too pressured so I don’t do anything other than the generic Goodreads and I start real low.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. I totally get it. If it becomes too challenging for me, I’ll probably stop doing it. The last thing I need is for a challenge to derail my reading progress. 😀

  4. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    I commit to reading 100% of my BC books all the way through, even if I dislike them. That’s as much as I’ll promise! 🙂

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      I have a couple of friends in my book club that commit 100% to reading our BC books too. I don’t because if I’m not enjoying a book, I’ll DNF it. Otherwise, I’ll probably end up in a slump and won’t want to read at all.

  5. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    These are some great goals! I definitely think it’s a good thing to reassess your goals because things change and there’s also no need to spend time on goals that don’t interest you anymore.

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