Hello friends and fellow book lovers! For my Friday post this week, I decided to talk about my reading goals for 2020. I might end up doing a separate post for my blogging goals but I’m not sure yet. I’ve really been trying to be less laser-focused on blogging and have more fun with it. Anyways, this is not a post about blogging goals but rather about my reading goals for 2020.
Before I get started, I just wanted to say that 2019 was probably my favorite year of blogging and I’m hoping that continues into 2020. I had a bit of a rough start to 2019 and it was nice to see it slowly improve from there. Before I get too sappy, let’s get into my reading goals for 2020.
1. Read 160 books in 2020
Every year, I’ve been slowly but surely upping my Goodreads goal. This year, I had it set for 110 but ended up reading 157 books. In 2018, I read 150 books so every year, I’ve read a little bit more. For 2020, I wanted to up the ante a little bit more and try to read a bit more than the previous years. With that being said, I’m going to set my Goodreads goal to 160 books. I have a lot of books I want to read this year including my “20 Books to Read in 2020” so I’m hoping I can accomplish that.
2. Successfully participate in at least 6 read-a-thons
If you didn’t know, I really love participating in read-a-thons. Most of the time, I’m successful but sometimes, not so much. However, in 2020, I really want to be laser-focused on my reading and try to get as much done as I can. I’m already checking off one read-a-thon with Smutathon and I already know of a few that I’d like to participate in and one that I might even be creating ;). Either way, I really want to branch out and try to take part in more things in the bookish community.
3. Finish at least 3 series this year
Another reading goal I have is to finish at least 3 series I’ve started. Looking back at my Goodreads shelf, there are a lot of book series that I’ve started but haven’t finished. In 2020, I’d like to finish at least 3 of them. I already have a few that I know I want to both start and finish so that’ll be some easy picks. Either way, I’d like to finish at least 3 but I’ll be happy if I end up finishing 5 lol.
4. Buddy-read at least 5 books with Ellyn
Last year, Ellyn and I had an incredible time, buddy-reading together. We buddy-read The Lunar Chronicles, the Twilight series and the Briar U series together. I’d like to carry that same energy into 2020 and have another successful year of reading together. For some reason, Ellyn and I read together pretty quickly so I’m excited to see what books we get into in 2020.
5. Read more indie romance books
For the most part, I read traditionally published romances so I’d really like to read more books that are published by either smaller publishing houses or independently. I have a ton of books on my 2020 reads list that I think fit that criteria. Since I’m currently subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, this should be pretty easy for me. 🙂
6. Only buy 20 books in 2020
When I was watching Chandler Ainsley’s video, she talked about how she only wanted to purchase 20 books in 2020 and I really loved that. This was all her idea but I’m going to use it as I think it’s really smart. Since being on a “book-buying” ban in 2019, I did pretty well but I also want to be more conscious about using my library, Kindle Unlimited and possibly Scribd. Overall, I’d only like to bring 20 books in and hopefully, sell back a lot of the ones at the used bookstore near my friend’s house.
With all that being said, those are all of my reading books for 2020 and one goal that’s somewhat related to reading. Personally, I’m really excited about 2020 and can say that I might be my best reading year yet. If you have any goals or would like to buddy-read something, be sure to let me know. 😀