blogmas · Blogmas 2022

Quick Reads to Reach Your GoodReads Goals

Hello! We have made it to ten days of blogmas!!

This month is already flying by, but that just means we are getting closer and closer to the end of the year. I have spoken about this soooooo many times like in this post, and in this one, and this one, and this one… and of course not forgetting this one, but 2022 has been my worst reading year ever since starting this blog. It has gotten me down quite a few times, and not because of the GoodReads goal looming over me, but more just because I truly love reading and it sucks when I am not reading much. I am seemingly out of my year long reading slump and my November reading was definitely looking up!

My December reading is also looking up! I am definitely not reading at the same speed that I used to and I have only finished one book so far which was Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar but I am almost finished with All I Want For Christmas by Maggie Knox (review coming as soon as I finish it!). My current GoodReads goal is 30 books. It did start off as 100 (in the long forgotten original reading goals), however I lowered this a couple of months back to give myself a fighting chance. So, I currently have six (well 5.5) books left to read. Which means I really need to get reading some shorter and some quick reads in order to be able to reach this goal! This would normally not sound like a lot of books to read in three weeks, and I have read many more than that at some point during a few weeks. However, if I manage to do this, it would mean 20% of the books I read in 2022 were in the last 21 days of the year. I love a challenge!

In order to complete this challenge, I have a little bit of a plan! There are some books that I am going to reread, and some quick books that are on my TBR that I think I will fly through. So, if you are also in the panic mindset of reaching your GoodReads goal, hopefully you will find inspiration from the below!

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Graphic novels are always ones that I fly through and Heartstopper in particular is an amazing one! I actually reread the first two volumes in November, so I can finally read Volume 4! But these are so cute and lovely that they are wonderful to reread over and over again. And great boosts for those GoodReads goals!

Wrapped Up in You by Talia Hibbert

Wrapped Up in You is a perfect romance short story to read this time of year. It is only about 130 pages long and I flew through it one evening last year when I read it. It was the perfect story to chase the goal with, but also a great one to get you in the mood for the Christmas season!

The Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire

The Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire is a collection of novels that is urban fantasy. There are this group of children who have each stumbled into a door and have found themselves in another world. The majority of these children are desperately trying to find their way home, however most people don’t believe what they have gone through. This means that they go to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. It is a really fun series. Some of the novels are set in the fantasy world and some are set in the Home for Wayward Children whilst they try to figure out how to get back or how to cope. It is a really fun story and I still need to read the latest two!

Validate Me by Charly Cox

I haven’t spoken much about it this year, but I love poetry! If you are a really long follower of mine, you may remember that I have showed a few pieces of my own poetry in the past. Charly Cox is one of my favourite poets and I am so excited for her new collection next year! I will definitely be rereading Validate Me soon. It is a brilliant collection all about mental health and dealing with it. I highly recommend if you enjoy poetry!

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This was my last book in 2020 and it actually ended up being one of my favourites, if not the favourite of the year! It completely took me by surprise and I have been non-stop talking about it ever since. It is a creepy and very atmospheric Beauty and the Beast retelling. I love retellings, and this is one of the best I have read! You can read my review: here.

The Shelf by Helly Acton

I read The Shelf by Helly Acton in February of this year, and was completely taken by surprise with it. I started off thinking it was going to be a travel romance novel, but it ended up being a story about finding who you are and what matters to you. It is set in a Big Brother style reality show, but for women who have just been dumped and it focuses around trying to make them ‘the perfect wife’. The whole concept of the reality show is as ridiculous as it sounds, and our main character definitely makes a point of that!

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I know I am late to the party with this one, but I finally read Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid in June. It is set in a sort of interview format and it is really intriguing to read. For me, that format just meant I flew through the novel and it made it so quick to read. This one, in my opinion, is also worth all of the hype that it gets! To be honest, all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books for me so far have been really quick to read, so I would try any of them.

Books on my TBR that I think I will fly through:

  • The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake
  • You Have a Match by Emma Lord
  • The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
  • The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
  • Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

I was going to mention the Christmas ones, however, they are all on my Christmassy TBR – I think those will also be quick reads for me! There are so many books on this list that I would love to read, but I am not sure I will get to all of these! Fingers crossed I will reach my goal though.

A bit of a chaotic post, but it is a chaotic end to the year! How close are you to your GoodReads goal? Or have you already reached it?

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One thought on “Quick Reads to Reach Your GoodReads Goals

  1. Ive already passed my goal, so everything’s bonus for me 😄 hoping I can manage to get to 40 (10more than my goal) next year!

    The love hypothesis is the only one ive read; but I indeed adored it!!

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