Reading Plans For The New Year

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the goals/changes I want to make for the upcoming year.

I’ve been really bad with posting to my blog about the books I read in 2020 and so that is at the top of my list for the upcoming year. I will definitely be posting consistently to my blog about what I’m reading. I also plan on sprinkling in additional content from time to time related to books and reading so stay tuned for that!

I always post about what I’m reading on my Instagram page, so if you’d like to follow me there, I’ve included a link below to my account:

I don’t know about you, but I bought an insane amount of books during 2020. I think it was a coping mechanism for me to deal with everything that was going on in the world (at least that’s what I’m telling myself!). So for 2021, the majority of my monthly tbr piles will consist of books that I already own. If I participate in any group reads throughout the year, and I don’t have the book, then I’ll get it from my local library.

Book purchasing will be done using gift cards if I’m lucky enough to receive any during the year. I’m not going to lie, this part will be the hardest for me.

As for the number of books I plan on reading in 2021, I’m going to attempt to read 45 books. I’ve done the Goodreads challenge the last couple of years and I ended 2020 reading 45 books so that’s how I came up with that number for my goal. If you’d like to follow me on Goodreads, click the link below:

I can’t wait to post about all of the books I’ll be reading in the new year. They might not always be positive reviews, but they will always be honest ones!

Have a safe and healthy New Year everyone and here’s to tackling my overflowing book piles in the coming months!

2019 Reading Goals

I’ve done a lot of thinking of what reading goals I want to set for myself in 2019. I’ve never really tracked how much I’ve read before. I’ve had a Goodreads account for some time, but found that I wasn’t using it until part way through 2018. I also want to be realistic about my goals and not set myself up for failure. This next year will be a learning curve for me as I will be doing a much better job of tracking what I read, so I’m heading into the year recognizing that I might not reach my goals (but I’ll certainly have fun trying!).

With all of that being said, I have set up the following reading goals for myself for 2019:

  • Read 40 books / Listen to 10 audiobooks
  • Have at least 1 book a month come from my local library
  • Read 6 books over 500 pages
  • Read 10 books by authors who are new to me.

I will post an update of how I’m doing with my goals in June. Do you set reading goals? If so, share in the comments section with what they are!

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I hope you all have a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year!