New Year Book Tag

Looking around for book tags to do this year as I would really like to blog a bit more and there are only so many ideas I can come up with. So while having a browse I found this one from Kristin Kraves Books. It caught my eye because it was speedy and fun.

If you know of or have any book tags please leave a comment or link below as I’d love to participate in a few throughout 2022.

1. How many books are you planning to read in 2022?

I used to do Goodreads challenges with numbers that were challenging years ago until one year I realised I was ruining reading for myself. I totally get why people do them, it can be a great motivator if you want to push yourself but for me it didn’t suit. So each year I set it to 52, while knowing I’ll get to at least 120. Last year I read 230 books but 80 of those were rereads and I usually read them faster.

2. Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this past year but want to make a priority in 2021.

These are books I was super excited to read last year and for some reason that is totally unknown to me I didn’t pick them up. Like I know I’m going to enjoy each and every one. I do this a lot, avoid books I know I’ll like. There must be a name for this condition but I don’t know it! 😀

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Within these Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood

Tenderness by Alison MacLeod

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

3. What genre do you want to read more of?

Honestly I’m willing to read any genre. I love a little bit of everything. I try to read at least one non-fiction a month and I’m in a historical fiction book club that reads a book every two months but when we get down to it my most read is PNR or fantasy romance. I adore romance and think people who look down on a billion dollar industry are the worst kind of book snobs and I wouldn’t trust a single book recommendation from them.

Journal for the entire year instead of the first 6 months.

Start sewing my own clothes.

Get back into hiking and hike some of the Wicklow Way.

5. What’s a book you have had forever and are determined to read?

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke has been on my tbr for an age. It seems to be either a love it or hate it kind of book and it is MASSIVE so I’m a little hesitant. I find it really difficult to dnf books so if I start this I will likely make myself finish it regardless of liking it or not. Hopefully 2022 will be the year I become brave enough to start.

6. One word that you’re hoping 2022 will be.

Really would love 2022 to be about enriching myself. Mind and body. It’s why I’ve chosen the non book related goals I have. I also hope to finish an Indigenous Canada course I’ve been doing with the University of Alberta and look into doing more like it.

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