Bookish goals for 2020

Beyond reading a certain number of books, I have some bookish goals I would like to try to accomplish in 2020. I’ve been participating in the Goodreads reading challenge for the past couple of years, and for 2020 I plan on keeping my goal at 100 books. I don’t think I’ll have a problem reaching that goal (especially now that I’m finished with grad school, yay!), but I wanted to set some other more specific goals as well.

Reading goals:

  1. Read Brandon Sanderson’s entire catalog. The next book in his Stormlight Archive comes out in November 2020, so this is partially preparation for that. I’ve already read five of his books, so I’m off to a good start!
  2. Cut my TBR in half, through weeding and reading. It’s currently at 66. I would rather eliminate my TBR completely, but I would rather set a goal of 33 and be proud of myself for achieving that than setting a goal of 0 and be disappointed when I still have 15 books on the shelf. Ideally, I would like my TBR to fit on the book cart I have beside my bed.
  3. Read newly purchased books within 30 days of purchase. I don’t know what the consequence would be if I didn’t make that goal. Should I have one?

Blog goals:

  1. Post 2-3 times per week. One “bookish thoughts” type post and one book review, ideally.
  2. I would like to post a weekly update, maybe on Sundays, about what I’ve read and/or acquired. I think this will help keep me accountable when it comes to the conquering of my TBR.
  3. Hit 100 followers. I love being part of the bookish community, and I want to continue to interact with more people. I know I should focus on the quality of interactions over the quantity, but I like the idea of having a numerical goal.

I would love to hear what everyone else’s reading goals are for 2020! Do you focus more on the number of books you want to read or the types of books you want to read? Let’s chat!

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2 comments

  1. You’re inspiring me to trim down my TBR as well! I think I am going to have a lot of books to donate to the library. I’ve *vastly* curtailed my book buying over the past few years but still have sooo many impulse buys that I’m just never going to get around to reading.

    • Donate donate donate! There have been books that I purchase because I’m in the mood to read them, and then if I don’t read them right away I never think about them again. Hence the 30 day time limit!

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