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Reading Goals for 2019

Time to set some goals and never fulfill them. 

Am I gonna continue writing only end-of-the-year posts forever? Apparently, but they are just that fun! I don’t really ever set myself goals (except the number of books I want to read) but this year, there are a couple of things I would like to do, reading-wise, so I thought I’d share, so you can hold me accountable and also chime in with your own goals, so we can contrast and compare!

goodreads

My reading goal for the year is 75 books. I set it lower than usual again, because I predict a pretty busy year ahead of me and I don’t want to bum myself out by not completing the challenge. 75 books seems doable no matter how busy I get (since this year was super busy and I got to 75 in September, I think) , so I am excited to try and reach it this year too!

backlist

I made a whole post about my backlist TBR and this is one thing I really need to get done this year. I have 12 books on it, so I should read one a month, and that seems doable so hopefully I will get around to it. I also let people on Twitter decide which ones I’ll read and the first one is The Secret History. I cannot wait to get to it.

series

I made a post about this as well, but I have a bad habit of only reading the first book in the series so I really need to get to some series I started years ago and never continued. And I loved most of them, so there’s really no reason not to get to the next book in a series.

nonfic

I love Non-Fiction and whenever I end up picking it up I enjoy it, it’s just that I rarely pick it up. So I am challenging myself to read at least 10 Non-Fiction reads this year and I think I can do it. I just need to set a goal so I stick to it. If you’d like to see a TBR for this, let me know in the comments!

arcs

I’ve spoken about how my ARCs are really out of control. I have too many and very little desire to actually pick them up. I’m in the mood to read them when I request them, but by the time I get them, I am way less inclined to pick them back up. So a goal for this year is to read all ARCs I have and barely request any. My new rule is that I don’t request stuff on a whim, but only books I genuinely am excited about. Also, I’ve never done a post about all the unread ARCs I have, so if that’s something that interests you, sound off in the comments!

buyless

I currently have 26 unread physical books on my shelf and too many to count on my Kindle. While the number 26 might not be that many to you, it gives me great anxiety. On top of  that, some of those books have been sitting on my shelf for years. So I keep buying books and then I never read the ones I already have. So the new plan is that I can buy a book only when I have read two from my shelf (I am not counting preorders because those are too important and I generally read the books I preorder as soon as I get them, so it’s all good). This way, I can hopefully try and get my physical unread shelf to a zero this year which would be amazing.

addAnd those are my general reading goals for the year! I would love to hear from you – do we share any? What are your reading goals for the year? Let me know!

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19 thoughts on “Reading Goals for 2019

  1. A great set of goals! Buying less books is a goal, I definitely need to invest in, I already ordered the world of books yesterday in the January sale so maybe I’ll start that goal from Feb, haha! Nonfiction, series, lower arcs – preach, sister, preach 🙌🏾

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    1. Thank you! I have the opposite problem – I write my reviews as soon as I finish a book and then always end up changing my mind about certain aspects of them when I’ve had a bit of time to reflect. Here’s to both of us timing our review writing more properly in 2019! 😂

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  2. This is a lovely list of goals! Reading my own books and buying less are big goals for me too. I also have a problem with only reading the first book in series, so I should probably work on that as well. I’m just always drawn to new stories and new characters, over ones I’m already familiar with. Good luck with all of these and happy new year! 😊

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    1. That’s still so many! Good luck with the challenge. And yeah, ARCs are so hard for me to juggle, so I am gonna try and request less and read ones I have left over. Oh please keep an eye out on me – if I tweet I requested an ARC, I should be given a talking to 😂

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  3. You got me at “buy less books” ahaha Secondhand bookstores are my weakness ugh I want to stop requesting ARCs on a whim as well. It’s just that it’s so difficult when there’s many amazing books coming out! Another one of my goals is to finish reading at least half of the books from the Wheel of Time series.

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    1. Omg I wish there were seconhand bookstores here, then at least my book buying would be less expensive 😂 I feel ya, I see so many books and go oooh that sounds interesting and then I request it without a real reason. Oh good luck with that – that series intimidates me so much

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