Hey guys! I’m aware it is pretty much the end of January, but I still wanted to get my reading goals for 2020 out there. I really want to get organized and have a productive year and I feel like having my goals announced and in the public view might keep me more accountable to them. I’m trying not to be too ambitious, but enough to keep me busy throughout 2020. So let’s jump in to the six goals I have for the year!
1: Read 50 Books
I swear I’m going to keep adding this one until I manage to complete it! I’ve decided to set my book pledge to 50 books again in the hopes that I use it to make my way through a chunk of my collection of unread books. I’m sure I have more than 50 unread books but this is a good chance to cut down the number by a bit. I know I shouldn’t get as caught up on my Goodreads Challenge as I do, but I want to get that 50 book badge and goodreads goal accomplished! I am determined to do it this year which is why I added it to my reading goals!
2: Finish 12 Series I’ve Already Started
I’ve also amassed a bunch of books where I’ve only read the first or first couple of books in the series but have yet to finish it. Some examples: Throne of Glass series, Red Queen series, Abhorsen series, ACOTAR and many more. Because I get distracted by newer books and I forget all of the details of the series by the time the next or final book came out and then I would have to reread to have the full experience…… and I just didn’t want to do that or felt guilty re-reading books when I have so many new ones to read as well. So I am making a point to get through at least one series per month to cut down on some full series use lurking on my shelves. If you want to see which ones I am planning on finishing this year you can read my post about it here.
3- Completely Review my ARC Backlog
I have managed to collect a few ARCs that are in my backlog that I never got around to. These books are some of the first ones I am planning to tackle so I can get caught up to and then manny be tackle some newer releases. I feel guilty that I haven’t read those ARCs in my backlog and it would be a great weight off my chest if I did not have that backlog anymore.
4: Read my way Through the Classic Books Scratch Poster
Last year I bought a scratch off poster with I think 100 classic books on it. As you read your way through the books you can scratch it off to see the cover underneath. I have a feeling this is going to turn into a 2-3 year goal but, meh. I have been wanting to expand my reading horizons more and thought this would be a fun way to do it. Also, I want to know what people are talking about when they are talking about Classic books.
5: Low Buy
I’m going to try not to buy books until I finish reading what I have. I know the siren call and the lure of new books are hard to handle but I am planning on only purchasing a few of my highly anticipated books throughout the year. The goal is to purchase one book per month or less. I will have to revisit this again halfway through the year for an update on how this is going and at the end of the year to see if I stuck it through and made my reading goals.
6: Listen to More Audiobooks
I really never got into audiobooks until last year. I thought I would try a free Audible trial and got one of my fave books of all time (Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard) because I wanted to relive it all over again. It turned out I loved the audiobook so much that it started me to get a bunch of others to try out. I’m still quite particular when it comes to the voice actors and things but I have definitely started to love audiobooks. Right now I am listening to them when I go to the gym for 30-60 mins per day (but not every day). I also want to expand my reading horizons through listening, and I think mystery and suspense books would be great in this format. I am hoping to get through a bunch of books this way during 2020.
What are some of your reading goals for the year? Do you have a lot? Only a few? Do you have a Goodreads goal? Doing a low buy or no buy? I would love to hear about all of them in the comments down below.