In case you missed it you can see how I did on my 2018 reading goals here, and since I failed pretty spectacularly at that, time for some new ones!
My 2019 reading goals:
Read at least 80 books. Again, I’m purposefully setting a low goal (not that 80 books is low – just lower than what I’ve been reading the past few years), because I find stressing about my Goodreads reading challenge to be… not a great use of my energy.
Request fewer ARCs/read more books I already own. Everyone’s perennial resolution. Wish me luck.
Read at least two books a month from any of these categories: plays, poetry collections, short story collections, nonfiction. Trying something new this year. Last year one of my goals was to read a classic and a play each month, which didn’t quite work for me as I found it too restricting. But I know I lean more heavily on novels than I’d like so I still needed a way to diversify my reading. Hopefully this will be a good compromise.
Read my 2019 backlist TBR. Self-explanatory. There is no excuse for me to have not read these books by 2020. (Even The Color Purple by everyone’s newly problematic fave – I was incredibly disappointed to read that and I’m positive it’s going to cloud my experience with the book, but it’s still a seminal work that I’ve been wanting to read for a decade, so I’m going to read it and unhaul it and move on.)
Read at least 12 classics. The equivalent of one a month, obviously, but hopefully this will be less restrictive and allow me to go on more classics binges without thinking ‘wait I should save this for later.’
I probably have other goals I’m forgetting right now but I think I’ll stop there. That’s enough to keep me busy for the year, certainly.
What are some of your 2019 reading goals? Comment and let me know!