2020 Reading Goals

I failed most of my 2019 goals, so naturally, I am gonna do a new list this year again. 

Every year, I like to set up goals for myself that I know I’ll eventually fail, but it’s the thought that counts, right? I do this mostly to challenge myself to read outside my comfort zone a bit, and it doesn’t always work, but I can still try. So let’s talk about my reading goals for 2020. I don’t really put pressure on myself to achieve these, it’s just a nice thing to strive for in the year. Let’s get into it.

1. Read 60 Books

I used to read around 100 books a year, but in 2019, I only read 75, because my life has gotten super busy and it’s going to stay busy, so I am gonna set it lower this year and strive for 60 books this year. I think it’s a nice and achievable number for the year.

2. Read More Literary Fiction

I talked about this in several posts, I adore Literary Fiction, but I sort of strayed away from it in the past two years, so I really want to get back to it and try to read more from the genre. This leads me to my next goal…

3. Read the Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

I am obsessed with literary prizes, I love following them, but since I haven’t been reading a lot of Literary Fiction, I follow along passively, without really knowing the books, so I want to try and read the longlist this year. I think it’s a fun goal, and it will get me to read more Literary Fiction, so a win-win situation. I am super excited to do it, and I cannot wait to see how that experiment pans out.

4. Read More Sci-Fi

I really want to try and read more Sci-Fi this year. I love Sci-Fi movies, but I always struggled with getting into Sci-Fi books. But I do enjoy certain Sci-Fi books, so my goal is to read more Sci-Fi and really hone in on what I like and dislike in Sci-Fi.

5. Lower My Physical TBR 

I currently have 47 unread books on my TBR and I know that isn’t a lot for some of you, but for me, it’s A LOT of books, so I really want to try and get that number down. That means a couple of different things – I am going to try and read more of my actual unread books, instead of constantly buying new ebooks and reading those. It also means I will 1. try to just buy fewer books but also 2. try to read books as soon as I buy them. So hopefully by the end of the year, I can double down my unread books shelf. Hopefully. Maybe.


And those are my reading goals for 2020! I would love to hear from you – what are your reading goals for this year? Let me know!



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19 thoughts on “2020 Reading Goals

  1. RELATABLE >> “I failed most of my 2019 goals, so naturally, I am gonna do a new list this year again.”

    Gosh I want to read more Sci-fi too. I can’t believe how few books of the genre I got to last year! An outrage.

    Nice goals! 🙂 🙂

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  2. 60 books is a pretty good aim! I wouldn’t be able to read as many 😀 50 would be amazing for me and something I might try to reach, even though the last years it was more around 30-40^^ (I like big books though 😀 )

    I’m with you when it comes to SciFi! Last year I discovered the Expanse and finally found a way into the Genre!

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    1. It’s quite possible that my number will be lower than usual since I want to continue on with my favorite Fantasy series (and all of those books are quite chunky). Ah I recommended The Expanse to a friend of mine despite the fact that I haven’t read it yet and he loved it, so I really want to get to it soon! I hope you reach your goal and love every book you read!.


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