Reading Goals for 2021

Happy New Year, everyone! 2020 is officially over, and I know we’re all hoping that this year will be far better than the one we’ve left behind. For many of us, New Year’s Day is traditionally seen as a time of new beginnings, and an ideal time to put our resolutions into practice and build new habits.

I used to begin each new year by trying to adhere to a number of New Year’s Resolutions (generally focusing on things such as diet, exercise, etc.). Unfortunately, while there were some exceptions, I usually found myself giving up on those changes entirely within the first few months (if not weeks) of each new year. While the changes I planned to make were good, I was continually setting myself up for failure…for the simple reason that I was trying to change too much at once.

Several years ago, I decided to change my approach to the concept of New Year’s Resolutions. I began by identifying personal goals that I wanted to work toward over the course of the year, and then created a plan for how I would accomplish those goals. This proved to be much more effective for me, and it’s something that I continue to do at the beginning of each year.

While I have elected to keep many of my 2021 goals private, I do have several reading goals that I would like to share with you. These goals include…

  • Read at least 200 books for the Goodreads Reading Challenge.
  • Complete the 2021 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.
  • Participate in the 2021 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge.
  • Participate in at least four readathons.
  • Make a “sizeable dent” in my TBR reading.
    • Read at least 50 books that I currently own, but have not yet read.
  • Spend less money on books by making better use of the library’s app.

I hope that you will join me here on The Unapologetic Bookworm this year as I work toward achieving my 2021 reading goals!

Happy New Year!

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