Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I thought of starting the year with a post that will keep me accountable, my reading goals. Although I think everyone already set their goals by now, I hope this post inspires you and maybe you find another goal to add to your list.
I must admit reading wasn’t that much of a priority for me in 2020 and I would very much like to change that in 2021. I would like to challenge myself to read at least for a little bit every day as much as I can. I want reading to be a pleasure as well as a habit. So this is what I hope to acomplish in regards to reading:
I want to read 52 books. It is a bit ambitious for me, but that would mean I have to read one book each week, and I think it’s manageble if I can stick to reading a bit everyday. From those 52 books I want one of them to be an anthology, as I rearly read them. I want to read 2 nonfiction books and a book related to my studies. I would also like to finish reading one series, as I have a huge problem in doing so. I love starting new series, but committing to finish all the books in a timely manner not so much; I still struggle with that quite a bit. Therefore, I will count that as a goal. In those 52 books I plan to read this year some must be the continuation to a series.
I usually don’t follow very rigurously a TBR and that’s exactly why I don’t do monthly TBRs, but I would like to try a short yearly one. I picked 7 books I want to read in 2021:
- Enthralled by Giana Darling
- Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
- One More Chance by Abbi Glines
- Bad Influence by Charleigh Rose
- Coffee Girl by Sophie Sinclair
- The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
- The Master and Margarita by Mikail Bulgakov
My last two goals are probably the simplest and I will use them to keep me on track. I want to track my reading and to go back to having a consistent posting schedule. Near the end of the year, due to some personal issues and lack of time-management, I started to post less and less and it truly made me feel bad. I considered to be more important to focusing on my mental health and adjusting to my new life at university. I truly want to avoid getting back to not reading at all, so I decided that in 2021 I will not get any ARCs by email. I might request some on Netgally or BookSiren if I feel like I have the time for it, but I do not want to feel the pressure of reading too. Being in another country, keeping up with university and living during a pandemic is already causing me enough obligations and stress to perform and act a certain way and I don’t want to add more to that.
As an ending, I want to apologise for my lack of interaction and to thank you for your understanding and support! I am looking forward to posting more and keep in touch again through mail, your comments or Twitter.