Reading Goals for 2021

Hello, everyone! It’s the weekend and a little over a week into the new year. Today, I want to talk about my reading goals for 2021. I don’t have many because I find that if I give myself too many goals, I actually don’t finish them all, and then I feel bad about myself, ha. Still, I want to keep myself somewhat accountable with my reading, especially since 2020 was so successful in terms of the books I’ve read.

Without further ado, here are the 6 reading goals I hope to accomplish throughout the months.

Read 1 nonfiction a month

I actually love nonfiction, and it’s kind of a crime that I don’t read enough of it. I have a whole list of nonfiction that I’ve been wanting/needing to read for several years now, so I definitely want to get into them this year. Thanks to this list, I’ll be able to read 1 nonfiction a month easily.

Read 1 classic every other month

I feel that this is a goal for every reader. Classics are classics for a reason. I’m giving myself a wide berth for this goal in that I hope to read any kind of classics: classic literary, classic sci-fi, classic horror, etc. My TBR right now is ginormous so 1 classic every other month sounds reasonable.

Review every book I read

This blog is still very new, and although I feel inclined to update often now, I know that my stamina will blow out. Therefore, I want to attempt to review every book I read just so that this blog is regularly updated (and so I can look back and read what I thought of each book!).

Read at least 2 chapters after breakfast

I’m definitely a morning reader more than a night reader, so I want to take advantage of this habit. I find that getting 2+ chapters every morning makes me energized to start the day as well as not feel so bad later in the evening if I don’t read.

Read at least 8 books a month

Okay, this goal is a bit heavy, but I think I can do it. In 2020, I read an average of 6-7 books a month, so I think 8 is a fair number. Of course, there will be days of reading slumps, but if I try to keep up with this pace, I think I’ll have a very successful reading year.

Try 1 audiobook

Oof. I’ve tried audiobooks many a time, and every single time, I’ve either lost track of the story, had to rewind, or dozed off. I like seeing words on the page, being able to highlight cool passages or quotes. With audiobooks, I can’t do that (can I?), but I want to force myself to read 1 – just 1 – audiobook this year just so I can say that I don’t hate them.

Those are my 6 goals – wish me luck! I don’t think they’re impossible at all, and I’m excited to see how well I fare. What about you guys? What are some of your reading goals for 2021?

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