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2022 Wrap-up and 2023 Reading Goals

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I can’t believe 2023 is here! The year was great. I exceed my reading goals for 2022 (I set a goal of 50 books and I read 71!) and discovered some great reads! I started my bookstagram and reached over 1K followers! Be sure to follow if you are interested, as I will be doing a giveaway soon!!

My favorite read of 2022 ended up being Project Hail Mary. I loved this book so much, and will probably read it again at some point. Here were my monthly favorites:


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi


Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir


The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah


Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner


Ariadne by Jennifer Saint


The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf


Billy Summers by Stephen King


A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham


Five Survive by Holly Jackson


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

2023 Reading Goals

As for my 2023 reading goals, my goals are more than just a number this year. I wanted to add more classics to my reading pile, so I took some recommendations on Instagram of some favorite classic novels and am going to read one classic novel each month. The 12 classics ended up being (in no particular order):
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
East of Eden by John Steinback
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Curious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

Also, my physical TBR pile has been growing and growing…I keep buying books, but not reading them. So in addition, I also decided that I need to read at least one book off of my physical TBR bookshelf each month.

To choose each month’s book, I filled two jars; one with the 12 classics and one with the physical books I have. Each month I will draw from each to decide which book I will be reading that month. This will make it easier, because otherwise I may have some books sitting on my shelf forever (or I will take all month long to decide and end up not reading a book haha).

This month’s classic is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and this month’s physical TBR is The Club by Ellery Lloyd.

What are your reading goals this year?? What was your favorite read of 2022??

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