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At the beginning of every year, I sit down and make a list of my yearly goals. Some change and some stay the same, but it is always fun to set goals and try to accomplish them throughout the next twelve months. For the past few years, I have been setting my own reading goals and sharing them with you. Sometimes they include goals relating to my blog or social media accounts, but this year, they are all related to books and reading!
GOAL #1: Read 24 Books
This year, I am going to worry less about how many books I read each month, and worry more about picking books that I think I will enjoy. By choosing the reading goal of completing 24 books this year, that means I will only have to read two books a year to complete it, making me stress less about the number of books and more about reading good picks!
GOAL #2: Quality over Quantity
I often find myself picking either shorter books or books that everyone else is reading during specific times of the year, regardless of if I believe I will genuinely enjoy the book or not. This year, I am going to try my hardest to read books that I actually want to read, even if they will somehow hinder my Goodreads goal or are not trendy to read at the moment.
GOAL #3: Sparse Book Buying
Last year, because of the craziness of 2020, I purchased a lot of books that I have yet to read. This year, I am going to be very selective about the books I will be purchasing for my physical collection. I have little room left on my shelves for new books, and want to fill the remaining space up with only books that I will be reading immediately and will most likely enjoy. I have pre-ordered a few of my most anticipated releases (more on those in a future post!), and plan on buying very few other books from that pre-determined list.
GOAL #4: Prioritize Books Sent by Publishers
Last year, much like every other year, I was kindly sent many books from publishing houses. Unfortunately, I did not read many of them, as I prioritized the (too many) books I purchased. I hope to make a significant dent in my backlist 2020 ARCs, and hope to enjoy all of them!
GOAL #5: Make a Better Attempt at Following my Monthly TBR
Over the past few years, I have made very little attempt at actually following the list of books I plan to read each month. In 2021, I plan on using my monthly TBRs as a strict list of books I plan on reading each month, and will try my best to complete all of them before the final day of the month.
GOAL #6: Complete my Re-Read Challenge
In 2021, I hope to re-read a lot of my old favourite books… but more on that in a future post!
Those are all of the reading goals I have made for myself to complete this year! Do you have any reading goals in mind?
Good Night Book Owls!
2 thoughts on “2021 Reading Goals”
Two books a month, not a year in goal one.
Goal three, you are finally recognizing reality, however, what and how many did you preorder?
Most of all, stick to goals four and six… enquiring minds would be very happy!
I’m totally with you on goal 1&2! It’s reassuring to see someone not planning to read 100+ books this year. I’m always for quality over quantity, especially when it comes to books!