Top Ten Tuesday – Reading/Blogging Goals I Still Want to Accomplish Before the End of the Year


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Reading Goals I Still Want to Accomplish Before the End of the Year.  I’m adding in blogging goals since I focused on both in my initial post about goals for 2023.  I have to admit that most of my goals have been a huge fail this year.  When Jetpack started trying to charge money to be able to auto-share across platforms – something that had been a free feature ever since I started my blog, I got discouraged. Then I got even more discouraged when good old Elon made it so you can’t use Jetpack to share to twitter, X, or whatever he’s calling it these days.  On top of that, I’ve been having so many database corruption issues. I’m hoping those are resolved now that I stopped trying to fix it myself and paid my ISP to figure it out.  In the meantime, I’ve been focusing more and more on my Bookstagram account.  I still love my blog and the blogging community though so here’s where I stand on my 2023 goals and which ones I think are still doable.



Revisiting My Reading and Blogging Goals for 2023


1)  My number one goal this year is a repeat goal from the past three years and that is to read more of the books I own.  My goal for this was 70 and I’ve read 52 so not too bad.

2)  This is also a repeat goal from 2022 and 2021.  I really want to continue to only participate in blog tours where I have already requested a review book.  I’ve only done a handful of blog tours this year and those were almost all for Berkley Romance, specifically some of my most anticipated reads of the year so I’m happy with my progress here.

3)  This is also an ongoing goal since my struggle to finish series continues.  I’ve not done very well on this one at all.

Series I Want to Finish or Get Caught Up On: 

  • Lifelike by Jay Kristoff (2 books left) – I did finish this series.
  • The Aurora Cycle (2 books left) – Still have 1 book left as of this post.
  • The Inheritance Games (2 books left) – I did finish this series.
  • City of Brass (2 books left) – Haven’t touched this one.
  • Crescent City (Re-read book 1, then read book 2) – I’m all caught up on this one.
  • Bridgerton (5 books left) – I’ve only read one Bridgerton book this year but do hope to read more before the end of the year.

Series I Want to Start:

  • The Consortium Rebellion – Fail
  • Six Crimson Cranes – Read both books.
  • The Celestial Kingdom – Fail
  • The Great Library – Fail – I’m no longer interested in reading this one.
  • The Invisible Library – Fail – I’m no longer interested in reading this one.
  • The Bloodsworn Saga – Fail

4)  This is also a repeat goal from the past two years.  I really want to continue to grow my Bookstagram account.  This is probably the goal I’ve done the best with all year, having reached 10K followers last week.  If you have a bookstagram account and are not already following me, you can give me a follow at

5)  Re-reading more.  This is also a repeat goal and one I failed at in 2022. And I’m failing again in 2023, lol.  I re-read the first three on this list and haven’t touched the others.

  • House of Earth and Blood
  • Aurora Rising
  • Ninth House
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (5 books) – I did manage to re-read the second book in the series in 2022.
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Eyre

6) I am aiming to keep my Netgalley percentage at 85% or above in 2023.  I’m doing well with this goal too and am actually at 93%, although with 53 arcs waiting to be read and reviewed, I’m clearly failing the whole requesting less ARCs goal. I obviously just love new releases too much to ever succeed at that one, haha.


7)  I say this every year, but in 2023, I want to read more Nonfiction.  Another huge fail for me. I’ve not read any of these, although I do hope to at least read Michelle Obama’s new one before the end of the year.

  • What Unites Us by Dan Rather
  • The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win WWII by Liza Mundy
  • D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win WWII by Sarah Rose
  • Spare by Prince Harry
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • Where the Light Enters, Building a Family, Discovering Myself by Jill Biden

8)  This is a forever goal, haha.  In 2023, I really want to work on being better organized, particularly when it comes to blogging ahead.  Nope, still a fail.

9)  Revisit Shakespeare.  Fail unless revisiting him through retellings counts, lol.

10) I am doing the Goodreads Challenge and have set my goal at 175 books.  I’ve read 156 so far so I think I’ll exceed this goal pretty easily considering I still have 3 months to go.


How are you doing with your reading/blogging goals this year?

20 replies
  1. Lydia
    Lydia says:

    Michelle Obama’s latest book was good. And, yeah, what a disappointed Twitter has been this past year. I left last November. 🙁

  2. Angela @ Literary Wanderer
    Angela @ Literary Wanderer says:

    10 goals is a lot to keep track of, so I think you’re doing great! Reading from our own shelves is always a bookworm problem! I’ve read so little nonfiction this year, but maybe I’ll try to fit some in during November.

  3. Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy
    Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy says:

    It’s been a rough year for blogging in several ways for me too, the whole disappearance of auto share was so annoying, and I refuse to pay for it. My stats have definitely suffered because of that. Congrats on being at 10K followers on Bookstagram! That takes a lot of work. I’m lazy so I have way less, lol.

  4. Sam@WLABB
    Sam@WLABB says:

    Sorry to hear you are having blog issues. It was not noticeable if it makes you feel any better. Over 10K on your IG is amazing though. Congratulations!

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

    Seems like overall you’re still doing okay on most goals, so I wouldn’t call them fails just yet 🙂 I do get the frustration with technical issues and all the social sharing issues, it can be super frustrating sometimes. But I still love your blog and bookstagram!

  6. Cindy's Book Corner
    Cindy's Book Corner says:

    You do still have time to finish some of your goals, especially with the series. I don’t look at Net Galley anymore, therefore, temptation removed, LOL! I have a 98% goal there, I have books that I agreed to be on blog tours for and the books came through Net Galley. I have one book that was archived before I ever downloaded it, but I still plan to read it and review it, LOL! I am obnoxious. Good luck with your goals.

  7. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    I think I’m doing ok. I’m always trying to improve things. I’ve adopted some of my blog ahead by creating the post setup when I receive an ARC so all I have to do is fill in the review. I’ve already started copying shells for 2024 of my regular memes. The one that I find most difficult is to read series, especially long series that I want to read. That’s part of why I do the Read-along, alternately between new to me and rereads. I really loved Consortium Rebellion, The Great Library, The Invisible Library and Bloodsworn Saga. I had the same issues with Jetpack and Twitter. I went to apps that read my RSS feed and currently use 3,, Buffer and IFTTT. I have also added a Mastodon, Instagram and Threads accounts. You may have seen my Sunday post where I talk about how I found something which posts to all of those FS Poster which is a one-time $45 fee which includes 6 months of phone support and all time updates. It connects to 21 social channels currently but they just added Threads for example in July so they are keeping it quite current. It will also do things like the Revive Old Posts to share them a couple times a day. I think I will be getting it if things ever calm down a minute.

  8. Lark
    Lark says:

    I’ve been struggling to get caught up in a lot of series, too. And I haven’t managed to reread any of my books this year at all. I’m impressed that you’ve managed to read 52 books off your own shelf this year. Kudos. 😀

  9. Greg
    Greg says:

    I fell off from The Invisible Library series too. sometimes if I go too long without reading a book or starting a series I just… lose interest lol. Congrats on Bookstagram! And I think re- reading narnia would be fun.

  10. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I don’t really set bookish goals (other than the yearly Goodreads goal). The minute I start feeling like I’m reading to satisfy a goal or reach a milestone, it feels too much like a job. lol You’re doing well with the series you wanted to finish/catch up on! I always want to reread more but it never seems to happen.

  11. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    This is a great topic and I wish I was better organized to do a similar post. I don’t feel very confident about how I’m faring with my goals. Probably horrendously. You’ve done a great job with your goals this year. And sometimes books that interested us once don’t anymore–so deciding to not read them after all is less a fail and more a shift in a different direction.

  12. Rolé @ Hooked By That Book
    Rolé @ Hooked By That Book says:

    It’s always difficult to keep up with all these goals that we’ve set for ourselves, especially if you’re focusing on many different things. I think you’re doing great. The only non-fiction book I’m currently reading (not very frequently, though) is Atomic Habits. Hope you have a great weekend.

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