2022 Yearly Goals

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all doing well! Today we’re going to talk about my goals for 2022. This will include mainly my bookish goals, but I’ll also be talking briefly about some goals outside of just my reading.

I will say that we are going to be revisiting these goals in about June and seeing how they are going. If you didn’t know (and I’m sure I’m going to talk about it a lot so everyone will know), I’m having a baby in April. So obviously things are going to be getting pretty hectic for me early on in the year.

So we’ll see how these goals keep up with having TWO kids instead of my one.

Anyway, let’s just get into these goals!

I’m mainly going to just list these, I’m not going to lie. There are some that I’ll go more in depth with, but most of these are pretty self explanatory. But feel free to ask any questions, if you have any.

The A to Z Reading challenge is just reading books that are titled with each letter of the alphabet. The only exceptions will be, like, Q and X and Z. Those I’ll be more lenient on and just count ones that have those letters in the title or the author’s name.

The other big challenge that I’m doing is my 22 for 2022. I chose 22 books from my shelves and plan to read them in 2022. This is a challenge I’ve done every year and failed every year since like 2019/2020. But I really like having a list of specific books to choose from.

22 For 2022 Reading List

  1. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
  2. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
  4. Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller
  5. A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  6. A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth
  7. The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
  8. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
  9. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
  10. Jackpot by Nic Stone
  11. Early Departures by Justin Reynolds
  12. Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju
  13. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  14. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  15. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
  16. The Toll by Neal Shusterman
  17. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  18. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  19. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  20. How to Love by Katie Cotugno
  21. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  22. A Curse in Ash by Julie Zantopoulos

12 Challenge

  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  2. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  3. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
  4. The Holiday Switch by
  5. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  6. Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
  7. The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance
  8. The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk
  9. Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  10. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
  11. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
  12. XOXO by Axie Oh

Other than that, I have a movie watching challenge that is just a bunch of challenges I found on Pinterest put together a list. This isn’t going to be one that I’m really focusing on either, to be honest. I don’t watch a lot of movies but I’m very interested in how many I can complete. Let me know if you’d be interested in me sharing that list!

And lastly to finish off this post, these are some challenges I have that aren’t really “trackable” but they are just goals I have for the year.

  • Get back to streaming, blogging, and posting on Instagram
  • Review every book I read on Instagram, Goodreads, and StoryGraph
  • Clear out my Netgalley list
  • Read 50+ pages a day (or at least try)

I know that I won’t be able to pull 50 pages every day so my main goal is technically getting back to reading in general. But 50 seemed like a good amount for at least a goal. Obviously things will likely change depending on how it goes with Sprite after she is born.

Overall, all of these goals are very passive ones for me. They aren’t ones that I’m searching out books to fit the challenges, I just do the challenges with hopes of seeing how much I CAN complete each year. The only one that I really search out for is the 22 for 2022 and sometimes the A to Z, depending on how far I get and how quickly. Oh, and the monthly keyword challenges, just because.

Either way, that’s really it for me! I really hope you enjoyed and don’t forget to let me know what goals you have for next year, whether bookish or otherwise.

Thanks so much for reading this! I hope you all are having a wonderful year so far!

Published by Manda the Bibleo

My name is Amanda! I'm 25 years old with one son, Alex. He's my world and my everything. I have my Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing. I run the Instagram @acourtofbooksandlove, the A Court of Books and Love blog and YouTube. I hope to one day help indie authors/lesser known authors work to spread their name and get their book to where they want it to be and ready for the public's eyes. If you're an indie author, feel free to email me to see if I'm interested in your novel (whether it's already published or not). I mainly read romance, YA fantasy, and YA contemporary. When emailing, please provide a copy of the novel or a link to where I can find it. For business inquires, email me at: acourtofbooksandlove@gmail.com

13 thoughts on “2022 Yearly Goals

  1. That sounds like a bunch of fun reading challenges! I have a few I’m participating in as well, though mine are mostly limited to what I can track on The StoryGraph. And 22 books in 2022 is a good planβ€”though I am less ambitious and stuck with 12 in 2022 since that’s only one a month. πŸ˜‰

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    1. 22 for 2022 is A LOT of books so I don’t blame you. I’m not sure when I’ll start cutting the numbers, but surely soon! I think my favorite thing is that most of these are “passive” challenges for me. I’m not worried if I don’t complete them. But others I really want to prioritize like the 22 for 2022 and the 12 Challenge. But overall, I’m not going to be upset if I don’t finish any. My life is about to get EVEN more hectic.


      1. I do appreciate passive challenges! And also challenges where the goal is to clear out the TBR, and so DNFs count as well as books completed. πŸ˜€ I agree, though, I do challenges for fun. I don’t put any pressure on myself to actually complete the ones I join.

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      2. Yeah. I definitely say count DNFs towards finishes when looking at clearing out your TBR. For sure. I really hope to get a bunch of these challenges completed, but no pressure is probably best this year.


  2. Excited to see Cemetary Boys and The Midnight Bargain on your list of 12! Those were two of my top favorite reads last year. I literally recommend them to everyone so often that I’ve lost count. There are some books on your list – like Raybearer, The Midnight Library, The House On the Cerulean Sea – that I’m aiming to read this year as well, but I’m still sorting out my stuff so I can make an Actual Blog Post. . . >.> shocking, right? Lol I’m trying though. I really want to get back to blogging a little even if it’s just casually. Plus I think it’ll be an easier way to keep track and consistently share progress like how many books/pages I’ve read a month, and other stats that I find interesting. Some of your goals resemble mine though like I’m aiming to finish/catch up with more series this year though I know I’ll still just start more than I finish. It’s worth a shot though? lol

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    1. Casual blogging is for sure a fun thing to do! It becomes too stressful when you’re kinda forcing yourself to do it. Sometimes you just need a little push though. I love blogging especially because it kinda forces me to actually read. Who wants to be updated with “I didn’t read a single page,” right?! But also, I’m not pressuring myself too much because I know my limits. Give yourself a break and don’t force it too much!


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