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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