Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Bookish Resolutions for 2023. This is one of my favourite times of the year because I love seeing everyone’s bookish resolutions and I love the general sense of optimism that so many people have. I’m generally not big on making resolutions each year, but I do enjoy setting bookish goals.
Read 52 Books
Once again, I am setting my reading goal at 52 books. Theoretically, I could set it higher since I read 68 books in 2022 and 69 books in 2021, but I don’t want the stress that comes with a higher reading goal and I don’t want to deal with Goodreads shaming me for being behind.
Continue to Blog Consistently
One of my goals last year was to blog more consistently and that accidentally turned into posting every day for a year. This post should be my 375th day of posting in a row, which is a little bit mind-boggling in my opinion. I don’t know if I’m going to keep posting every day because sometimes life happens, but I am going to try to maintain some sort of blogging consistency.
Increase NetGalley Ratio to 65%
One of my goals last year was to increase my NetGalley ratio to 80%. This goal was unrealistic and slightly laughable because I started the year with a 48% feedback ratio. I’m starting 2023 off with a 50% feedback ratio and I’m hoping to increase it to 65% by the end of the year. I think this goal is a lot more manageable and I’m optimistic that I can achieve it.
Use Other Platforms
Twitter is my social media platform of choice, but I want to try to utilise other social media sites to promote my blog. I need to do a bit of brainstorming to think of the best way to do this, but I want to try to use Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads, and The StoryGraph more often this year to increase my blog traffic.
Finish Reading Some Series
I’m generally quite bad at reading series and I would really like to finish some this year. The main series that I want to finish is Poirot by Agatha Christie. I started to work my way through this series in either late 2020 or early 2021 and I’ve been really enjoying them so far. I think I have 18 books left and I’m hoping to finish them by the end of the year. Other series that I’d like to finish this year include The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, Well Met by Jen DeLuca, The Rosewood Chronicles by Connie Glynn, and Winterhouse by Ben Guterson.