Happy New Year!
These are the goals I hope to achieve reading-wise this year. I have an iffy track record with goals – I tend to only complete two out of every three or so, so hopefully I’ll do better this year:
- Read 50 books
I make this goal every year, and some years I struggle and others I fly past 50 books in 3 months. Really just depends.
- Maintain a consistent posting schedule
Right now my schedule is Sunday-Wednesday-Saturday, but I’m thinking about switching it up. I’m going to keep it at two to three times per week, but I might change the days. To be decided. As long as I’m continuously posting though, I’ll be happy.
- Keep track of reading statistics
Same goal as last year. Yesterday, I posted a 2019 reading statistics post, and I thought it turned out really neat. So I wanna do the same thing this year. To keep track of everything, I use the reading spreadsheet made by Brock @Let’s Read, and then I go into it and fiddle with the formulas a bit to handle quarter stars and extra stuff that I want to track that’s not in there already. But the base spread sheet is pretty in-depth as it is, so if you’re looking for something neat to track your reading, I recommend this one.
- Reduce physical TBR to 200
Right now, while writing this, my physical TBR is 252. I did have it down to 249 on Christmas, but then Christmas happened, soooo.
Last year, I started at 280 and wanted to get it to 250… this year, I’m starting at 252 and want to get it to 200. Why the change? Well if you notice on last year’s goals post, I made additional resolutions like ‘go on a buying ban’ and ‘keep buying limited’ and stuff like that. This year, I’m not making either of those goals, but I am increasing how much I wanna cut my TBR by. Basically, I’m telling myself to have self-control and to use my best judgement when it comes to buying and self-banning to hit this goal. Do purges count? Yes! I can purge, too.
But basically the over-arching goal is 200 TBR books, and I wanna have the freedom to use buying/not-buying/banning as I see fit, instead of finding myself locked into numbers every month. This way sometimes I can get 0 books and other times I can get 12 books and just go with the flow, as long as the end result is good. We’ll see how it goes: If it fails terribly, the 2021 goals will be similar to 2019’s, haha. But 2020 is my year to show my self-discipline. Wish me luck!
And that’s it! What are your goals for this year? Lemme know, and if you have little mental things you do to keep yourself from over-purchasing, lemme know those too! Happy reading!