I can’t believe 2019 is over. A lot happened this year that made it one of the best years yet. I graduated college a few weeks ago with an English Education degree, I moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend, my mental health is at an all-time high, and I read the most books I’ve ever read in a year (56!). With the wonderful year I had, I don’t have a lot of “resolutions” for the new year, but I do have some goals I’d like to reach.
This post is specifically my reading goals but if you are interested in seeing my life goals, comment below and let me know!
1. Read 70 books in 2020.
This is a big one for me. I finally graduated which means for the first time in 5 years, I’ll (hopefully) have more free time to spend reading. I read 56 books in 2019 so I’m more confident in reaching 70 books this next year. I have a TON of books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read and I’m hoping to knock off a lot of them in 2020. With this, I’ll also be reading more of a variety of books since I have so many different genres on my bookshelf.
2. Read all the Book of the Book of the Month books I haven’t read from 2019.
January 2019 was the first box I received from Book of the Month and I managed to collect over 30 books from the subscription over the past year (I have a book buying addiction)! I did read some of them over the past year, but I’d like to knock all the ones from last year off of my TBR. I created a list and I have 21 books unread Book of the Month books.
3. Read all my unread OwlCrate books from 2019.
This list is A LOT shorter than my list for Book of the Month books, but I still have 7 unread OwlCrate books on my shelf from the last couple years. I’d really like to knock those off my TBR as well.
4. Purchase only 1-2 new books a month.
I have so many books I own that I haven’t even read that I’m only going to allow myself 1-2 book purchases a month, and only if I really want to own the book (for example, if it’s a new release from a favorite author, series, ect.).
5. Read at least a little each day.
This is a new one for me. I want to focus more on just getting a little reading done everyday instead of spending one full day reading a book (my most common choice). I would like to read for at least 20 minutes a day. I know most days I will read much more than that, but I’d still like to get some reading in on those days that I typically wouldn’t read at all.
And that’s it! Those are all of my reading goals for the New Year! I’m super excited with what 2020 has in store for me and I’m hoping to keep improving overall this year.
Have a happy New Year!