Hello, book lovers! 💕
I don’t know what happened to this post, but I’m writing it again because for some reason, everything got deleted. I’ve been having technical difficulties, so if I’m sorry if this is a scrambled mess of a post. I just want to have this as a reference for the end of the year.
It’s already the end of January, and I feel like this year is going to be similar to last year where the months fly by. I would have had this up earlier in the month, but it’s been a stressful few weeks. And it doesn’t seem to want to get any easier.
But I figured I’d talk about my 2021 reading goals briefly (since I’ve already done this, and I’m just summarizing what I had written previously).
So without anymore further ado, let’s get onto my reading goals for this year!
My main goal for this year is to read 65 books. I’ve been doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge for almost ten years now (which is crazy to think about). So it’s only fitting that I’d do it again this year. I’ve set it to 65 because I figured that’s a number that’s pretty obtainable for me. Last year, I set it at 50 and ended up increasing it because I surpassed that a few months before the year ended.
I know some people don’t count comics or graphic novels as books read on Goodreads, but I do. As long as Goodreads counts it as a book read, I count it too. I know they’re usually short and there’s no as much reading as a full novel, but I still think of it as reading. And that helps me reach that goal of 65 books.
The other goal I have is to read more diverse books, whether that’s the authors or the characters or even the setting that the book is taking place. This is something that I’ve been working on in the last couple years, and something that I want to continue working on in the future. I want to be a well-rounded reader, and reading diverse books would help with that. Not only that, but I’ll be able to grow as a person in terms of being empathetic towards others. Sometimes, the only way to learn about how others live is by reading about it and walking in their shoes. As long as it’s an accurately depicted account of something (whether it’s a mental illness or culture).
The other goal I have goes along with the previous one and that is to read genres that are outside my comfort zone. I tend to gravitate towards YA contemporary, Adult contemporary, and fantasy. But this year I want to try to branch out into genres that I don’t normally read. Like mystery/thrillers. Or historical fiction. Or middle grade fiction.
I do want to try to lower my TBR this year, but at the same time, my TBR isn’t as long as other people’s. I think I have maybe 50 books on it, and some of those are books that haven’t coming out yet. Every so often, I do try to go through my TBR on Goodreads and weed out the books that I no longer have any interest in reading. But other than that, I like having a decent amount of books on my TBR so I have an idea of what I want to read in the future.
So there you have it. Those are my reading goals for 2021. I know this is a short list, but I feel like all of these are pretty obtainable goals for me. What are some of your goals for this year? I’d love to chat in the comments below!
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