I did this book tag last year, and I thought I’d do it again since it was fun. Hope you enjoy it!
How many books are you planning to read in 2023?
Thirty-five! I already have two down. I usually read between thirty-seven to forty books a year, not including books I edit and beta read. But I went down a bit this year cause I’ve found that the more books I edit, the less time I have to read. So, perhaps two less will work.
Name five books that you didn’t get to in 2022 but want to make a priority in 2023.
- Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
I’m super behind on this one, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, so I still want to read it.
- Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe
This book’s fanbase has taken over my Pinterest for over a year now, so I just need to read the book and join. lol
- Steelstriker by Marie Lu
I didn’t get to finish this duology last year, so I hope I get to this year. I’ve always loved Marie Lu’s books, so I feel behind.
- Daytripper #2 by Fábio Moon
I loved how out of the box Daytripper was. One of my favorite graphic novels I’ve ever read. But I had never realized there was a book two until last year. There’s even a book three! I’ll have to catch up soon.
- The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
I’m late to this one as well, but I’ve heard a lot of good things, so I need to catch up.
What genre do you want to read more of?
Perhaps more graphic novels or adult fantasy. I haven’t read many graphic novels, but I do enjoy them. I also tend to lean toward more YA fantasy than adult fantasy, but there are a couple of adult fantasy authors I haven’t tried out that I’ve heard good things from.
Name three goals that are not book related for 2023.
- Keep my editing business going strong
My editing business has been growing a lot. A couple of the books I edited even won awards last year. I’m hoping to continue going strong into and through 2023.
- Go out of the country
I’d like to at least plan to go somewhere. I want to either go to Japan or Italy next.
- Learn more Italian or Japanese
Depending on where I’ll go, I want to get better at their language. I already know the basics of both. I’m better at hearing Italian and understanding it rather than writing and speaking. But I’m better at reading Japanese (except if there’s a lot of kanji) and speaking it rather than hearing it. I’ve also thought about translating when I’m older, but I’ll need to get more fluent first.
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
I’ve had Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian for a long time. Granted, I had it long before I even read Ash Princess, so I had to wait to get and read book one first. But now that I have, I should go back and finally read it.
What’s one word that you’re hoping 2023 will be?
A lot of bad has happened in the world in general over these past few years, so I hope this year turns that around.
Hope you enjoyed this tag! What are some books you want to read in 2023? Leave a comment down below!