Hello friends and fellow book lovers! This is going to be a fairly long post as I’m going to be talking about my goals for this year and if I accomplished them. I really enjoy making this posts and looking back at how I thought this year was going to go. Honestly, I’m sure none of us saw 2020 going the way it did. Either way, let’s get into my reading goals and see if I met them as I hoped. 🙂
Goal #1: Read 160 books in 2020
I crushed it with this one!!!!! When I’m typing up this post, I’ve read almost 260 books which is 100 books more than I originally had in mind. Honestly, I’m really happy because I had SO many books I wanted to get read and I found a lot of new favorite authors. I also found out a ton of books I know I’ll want to get read next year. 🙂
Goal #2: Successfully participate in at least 6 read-a-thons
This one, I have to think about because I feel like I partcipated in a handful of readathons this year so let’s break down some of the ones I’ve taken part in.
- The Olympic Games
- Pop Culture Readathon
- Romance Takeover Readathon
Those are just the readathons I’m pulling out of my head as I don’t have my reading journal beside me. However, I did end up crushing this one which I’m so happy about because I really love being able to participate in more bookish community events. I know I’ll looking for more fun readathons in 2021 and want to continue this.
Goal #3: Finish at least 3 series this year
This is another goal that I smashed this year as I finished all of these when I wrote my mid-year check-in. I honestly don’t read a lot of series so this is huge for me. I don’t think I’ve finished any since that point, though so at least, I got it done!
Goal #4: Buddy-read at least 5 books with Ellyn
Yikes! This is the one I was so hyped for but we didn’t end up doing it. However, Ellyn and I do have a lot of plans for the upcoming year. I won’t say anything else about it so you’ll have to wait and see for that 😉
Goal #5: Read more indie romance books
I can honestly say that I’m pretty sure I’ve read more indie romances than traditionally published romances. Maybe it’s because my library has been buying more or I finally took the plunge with Kindle Unlimited. Either way, I’m happy to say that I crushed this goal and found some new favorite authors because of it.
Goal #6: Only buy 20 books in 2020
For me, this was a really attainable goal because I really don’t buy books unless I love them or know I’ll reread them on my shelf. I don’t think I went over my goal, I didn’t count but I think I’m right. Either way, I’m so happy to say I didn’t buy any books this year unless I absolutely loved them. I’ve been utilizing the library a lot more and that’s a great feeling.
Those are all my 2020 goals and I’m happy to say that I met almost all of them. I don’t know if I’m going to create goals for 2021 as I don’t know what the year will hold. Either way, I’m just so happy to finally be done with this year and that I ended up having a good reading year nonetheless. 🙂