2020 Reading Goals

December 24, 2019

The new year is almost upon us, and along with the usual resolutions (which I never plan on keeping in the first place, let's be honest), I like to try and set goals for my reading. Reading goals are a fun way to keep motivated and engaged with your reading - so feel free to take inspiration from the 5 goals I have set for myself below. 

Goodreads challenge

Goal: Read 60 books 

My Goodreads challenge has been set at 50 books for the past few years, but I've decided to try and push for 60 this year, despite falling short at around 30 books in 2019. A lot of people don't like reading challenges, seeing it as prioritising quantity over quality, or reading just for the sake of it, but I actually disagree. I am so busy all the time that I constantly make excuses for why I'm not bothering to read, but the pressure and focus of a challenge encourages me to read more as well as DNF'ing books I'm not enjoying. So I'm reading more, but I'm also reading more productively!

Reading different genres

Goal: Read 6 fantasy books

I used to try and push myself to read a lot more classics than I naturally would throughout the year, but I stopped doing this some time ago because I really did feel like I was reading books just to say that I'd read them - what's the point of that? However, I do like pushing myself to read outside of my usual genres (YA, crime, thrillers, contemporary) because it has led to me discovering some of my favourite books in the past. A focus for me in 2020 is going to be expanding my horizons in the fantasy genre, which I usually shy away from. 

Reading books that have been on my TBR FOREVER

Goal: Read every book I own a copy of, or get rid of it 

This year, I've decided that I'm either going to finally read the books that I own, or get rid of them. Some books have been taking up space on my shelves for far too long, and it's time to decide whether or not they're worth reading/keeping.

Buying fewer books 

Goal: Only buy one book for every book I finish 

I think I'm usually pretty good at not buying too many books anyway, but this year I want to make sure that I'm not buying in ridiculous amounts, because I hate feeling like I've wasted my money or just engaged in consumerism for no valid reason. 

Review every book I read 

Goal: Post a review on my blog for every book I read this year 

I actually really enjoy writing book reviews, but I don't do it often enough because I'm usually too preoccupied with writing other posts. This year I want to write a review for every book I read, not only because I like to share my thoughts, but because I try and read a book more deeply when I know I'll need to write a review of it after finishing, 

Those are my 5 reading goals for 2020! I hope you found this post useful/insightful, and let me know your reading resolutions for the new year. 


  1. Love the goal this year! I started the goal of buying fewer books this year until I finish all the ones on my TBR, otherwise it grows out of control. I definitely want to try new genres next year too.

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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