Much like I did last year I’m going to list my reading goals for 2020 and what I hope to focus on. Keep in mind that these are not reading challenges but reading goals and because of that they’re a little more general and open in nature. I’m not sure if I’ll be doing any challenges, outside possibly the GoodReads reading challenge, this year so I’m not going to focus on that here.
Anyway! These are the goals I’m hoping to accomplish/focus on in 2020.
READ MORE “ADULT” FICTION REGARDLESS OF GENRE.
- Last year this one was further down on the list in terms of importance. This year I’m placing it at the top because I’ve realized that part of my issues with reading this year (that wasn’t caused by life itself) was the kind of books I’ve been reading.
Now, that said, I don’t mean that as in not reading anything YA or at other age levels. I do mean it as in making sure I’ve got a larger amount of “adult” focused books that I am reading.
Part of that is to hopefully ease me out of my series fatigue as well as let me focus more on YA books that I really enjoy or hear enough positive things about that I really want to try.
READ MORE BOOKS IN GENRES OUTSIDE FANTASY.
- I’m going to go ahead and quote my own post from last year: I love fantasy and in no way is this meant to be read as “read less fantasy” it simply means that in addition to treading fantasy I’d also like to pick up books from other genres.
I will also add that this mostly refers to YA fantasy specifically. Now, there’s some really excellent ones out there and a few series I am currently reading and I’m not dropping those or not picking up anything. I am however going to be a bit more picky about my YA fantasy and explore more “adult” fantasy in 2020.
BOOKS THAT ARE ON YOUR GOODREADS “ON HOLD” SHELF FOR LONGER THAN 8 MONTHS SHOULD BE DROPPED
- This is a goal that I’m honestly not 100% sure if I’ll manage to stick to, but that’s partly why I’m adding it as well.
I have an “on hold” shelf over on GoodReads for books I’ve put down for some reason or another (sometimes it just isn’t right for where I’m at mentally) so that they don’t clutter up my “currently reading” shelf too much.
This is in an of itself not bad, but some of these books never move from this shelf. Whether to the “read”, “currently reading” or my “DNF” shelf. Which means it starts to add up. So in 2020 I’d like to cut down the amount of books on my “on hold” shelf by quite a bit. As of right now there’s 27 books on it.
MAKE A TBR LIST OF 12 BOOKS YOU’D LIKE TO READ EACH MONTH
- Yeah. I want to attempt to create a TBR for the year or sorts. One thing that I’m generally not going to be doing too much of next year are TBRs. Looking at my posts and my stats it doesn’t really tend to work out that well, at least not monthly ones so I won’t be doing that.
I am sort of planning on doing something to talk about what I want to read, but it’ll be less based on month and more of a general kind of thing.
The 12 books though are not really meant (although they can be) to be books released in 2020 as much as they’re just meant to be books I really want to get to ASAP. I want to draw one book each month, but with that said if I want to read more than one I can.
If I need to I’ll just add books to the list as I go since I’m pretty sure I have more than 12 books I’m really excited about. But 12 seems like a good place to start.
TRY READING 1 BOOK FROM SEVERAL OF THE GR CHOICE AWARDS CATEGORIES
- I’m specifically not listing a specific amount of categories nor am I going to make myself read more than one. Like the goal above this is one where I can always add more as I go.
There are some categories I’m just not going to do, picture books and cooking books being some. But also mysteries and thrillers (I’m fine with mysteries, but I can’t do thrillers and I don’t want to potentially pick up something that’ll upset me).
I might do an initial TBR of sorts for this and do updates as I need to throughout the year on how it’s working for me.
So there you go! That’s my 5 reading goals for 2020. It’s less than last year, but since I’m coming off an epic reading slump I don’t want to overdo or stress myself out.
What are your goals for 2020 if you have any?