Hello, book lovers! 💕
I know we’re already halfway into January, but I thought I’d talk about my Reading Goals for 2021 today. Maybe by writing it all down will somehow hold me accountable for sticking to them. If nothing else, I hope to have a year full of reading and good books (one can only hope all the books I read are good). Even if I don’t manage to reach all my goals by the end of the year.
But anyway, I don’t have too many goals for this year, mainly because I suck at sticking to them and I don’t want to make reading into something that feels like work or something that’s stressful.
So without any further ado, let’s get onto my 2021 reading goals!
To think that I’ve been doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge for ten years. That’s kind of hard to wrap my head around. But I started doing that challenge back in 2011 (though I think I started late that year, which is why I only read 5 books).
So it goes without saying that one of my goals for 2021 is the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I set my goal for this year at 65, since I was able to read more than that last year. But this is where I don’t want to put too much stress on myself to reach that goal. I know that some people don’t count comics or manga in that number, but I don’t think I would be able to reach that many books read if I didn’t. As long as Goodreads counts it as a book read, I’m counting it as a book read.
That’s my main goal for 2021, but I also have a couple other smaller goals that I want to achieve this year. Those include not how many books I read, but the types of books I read.
I’m always looking to read more diverse books, whether that’s a diverse author or main character. Or even setting where the book takes place. I don’t want to feel like I’m reading about the same character regurgitated into different books.
I want to be pushed out of my comfort zone when it comes to the books that I’m reading. So that includes reading different genres than I’m used to. I tend to gravitate towards YA fiction and fantasy, and last year I began to branch out into Adult fiction, even some mystery/thriller books. I want to continue that journey. I want to read more books in genres that I have never or rarely read. The main ones being Adult fiction, Mystery/thriller, and Middle Grade.
Then there’s the goal of lowering my TBR and not buying as many books. I put this as a goal of mine every year, but I never seem to stick to it. While my TBR isn’t nearly as long as some people’s, it’s still longer than I would like. But I keep adding books to it because books keep coming out or I keep discovering new books that I want to read. It’s a never ending cycle, so I don’t think that goal is ever truly obtainable.
As for not buying as many books, well that’s something I’ve always struggled with. And I am trying not to buy as many, mainly because I’m running out of physical space in my room to store so many books. But I still buy ebooks, so I can’t really win. I know I could be using the library (and I do sometimes), but with the pandemic, I’m not comfortable borrowing physical books. I do borrow audiobooks and ebooks sometimes though.
So there you have it. Those are my 2021 Reading Goals. I’m already on track for my Goodreads goal as well as reading diverse books as of right now. Hopefully I can keep it up as the months go on.
What are some goals you have for this year? Are you good at sticking to your reading goals? I’d love to chat in the comments below!
I would like to thank FictionFixer for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! I’ve never been nominated before, so it’s awesome that she thought to nominate me for this.
The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
- Put the award logo/image on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. (Okoto Enigma)
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer the questions provided by whoever nominated you.
- Nominate 10 – 20 people.
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any 5 questions.
- Share a link to your best post(s).
3 Facts About Me:
- I have my Master’s in Publishing and my Bachelor’s in Writing.
- I have 4 fur babies: 2 dogs and 2 cats, all of whom I love dearly.
- I am absolutely obsessed with Momo and Appa from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
1. What are 3 other fun facts about yourself?
- I wrote almost an entire novel in one summer, but I haven’t written the ending yet (and I really don’t know what’s stopping me from doing so).
- I LOVE reading, Animal Crossing, and Avatar: The Last Air Bender (that counts as one, right?)
- My new favorite animal is a red panda.
2. If you could live in a book’s world, which one would you live in and why?
Most definitely Harry Potter, specifically at Hogwarts. I’d love to learn magic and explore the castle and everything. Because I mean, it’s a Harry Potter nerd’s dream, right?
3. Of course, because I’m salty as heck: what book character do you like the LEAST and why?
UMBRIDGE! Hands down. No question about it. Every time I read or watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I literally cringe whenever she’s mentioned. She’s just a nasty human being who deserved to have nifflers released in her office!
I swear, the Harry Potter books aren’t the only books I’ve read. I’m just struggling to think of other characters I don’t really like.
4. What’s your favorite movie?
This is a tough one. My go-to answer is usually Harry Potter, but being that I used that for the last two questions, I’m going to say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because GROOT.
5. If a magical talking cat were to grant you one wish, what would your wish be?
I’m honestly not sure what I’d wish for. Everything that I’ve thought about feels futile.
My Best Blog Posts:
My Questions for You!
- What is your favorite genre to read and why?
2. How long have you been reviewing books/blogging in general?
3. What type of music do you like?
4. What else do you like to do in your free time?
5. What got you into reading?
Again, thank you FictionFixer for the nomination!