Happy 2020 everyone! I never made a formal post about my reading goals for 2019 (partially because I hadn’t started my blog yet), but I really want to set some goals that will push me a little, while still be achievable.
1. Goodreads Goal – 100 books
My Goodreads goal for 2019 was 100 books and it is a comfortable number. I read 127 books in 2018 and 117 in 2019, so I think I can get over 100 for a third year in a row. This isn’t the biggest deal to me, but it will be in the back of my mind this year.
2. Read More Nonfiction
This was a goal of mine for 2019 as well, and I did read 4 nonfiction books, but I still want to do better. I pretty much only read memoirs and I do enjoy them, but I want to push myself to read more than just that.
3. Reread Old Favorites
I always feel guilty rereading books because I could be getting to books that I’ve bought. Part of the reason I buy books though, is so that I can reread my favorites. I reread 6 books in 2019, and it felt great! I really want to specifically get to A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale.
4. Read Graphic Novels I Own Already
I don’t know why I do this, but I have two series of graphic novels/manga that I own, but haven’t read. The first is Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. I’ve been collecting the 3-in-1 editions since 2012 and I’ve had all of them for probably 5 years, but I’ve never read through the whole thing. I adore the anime (Brotherhood), so I know I will love the manga, but I just haven’t sat down and read them.
The other series is the Avatar: The Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra graphic novels. I’ve had these for a few months and just haven’t read them. Again, I don’t know why because I know I will enjoy them (for the most part).
5. Make Regular Blog and Instagram Posts
I am pretty regular with posting already, but I want to be better about it. I want to post on Instagram every day, without fail. There are some days I don’t simply because I didn’t know what to post, so I want to have a stash of backup pictures I can draw from when I don’t have something to post.
As for the blog, I want to post every other day. Since I read a lot, I have a lot of reviews to write and post, but when I’m going through a slump, I don’t have anything to review. I want to make sure I still have posts to post at those times, even if they are a tag post or other shorter post.
6. Interact on Social Media More
I’m always so thankful when people like and comment my posts, both here and on Instagram, but I don’t feel like I spend enough time liking and commenting on their posts. I really want to get better at it! Part of it has to do with social anxiety and the fear of being judged, but I realized that whenever I receive comments, I am just happy someone commented.
What are your goals for the new year, reading or otherwise?