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Yearly Bookish Goals – 2020

Happy New Reading Year!!

I’ve been thinking about my goals for 2020 since early December. I get quite excited about them and tend to have too many. My 2019 goals did really well and I will continue on with most of them. I will give myself the full year to complete my 2019 goal and post a review blog in the new year ๐Ÿ™‚

I still want to do a reading prompt style challenge and a GoodReads challenge, but I also need to limit my book buying and my ARC requesting.

So without further ado, let’s see what I’ve come up with:

2020 Bookish Goals

GoodReads: 100 books

The Ultimate Home Made Reading Challenge 2020

Buy max 2 books a month (24 books for the year)

Request max 2 ARCs a month (24 books a year)

Decrease my current e-book shelf and physical shelf

Let me explain:

100 books

I originally did a 100 book last year but after 2 seconds I changed my mind. I was thinking I wanted time to do more writing. That didn’t happen. I have always wanted to do a 100 books challenge and in the last two years I have read over 100 books. It’s very doable for me. So this year I’m making it official… I’m reading 100 books this year ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

The Ultimate Home Made Reading Challenge 2020

I did this last year too and really enjoyed it. I do think I had too many prompts on last year and have scaled down this year. Also there were a few prompts I didn’t manage which are making a re-appearance on this years challenge.

This is not a challenge (well it is) but I want to try and get all my prompts done before November so I can enjoy Christmas break without the final reading rush that typically hits us all. Also the time off around Chrsitmas is much more fun if I can read whatever I want instead off forcing myself to finish the challenges.

Buying only 2 books a month

This was a massive success from last year. It really made me consider if I needed and really wanted that book or if I could pass on it or get it at the library. I’ll continue with this limit for 2020

The rules are as follows:

  • if I don’t buy two books one month I can roll it over to the next month.
  • these books are books I’ve bought myself with my own money.
  • They do not include gifts, free books or if someone buys me books. It’s a way for me to put a limit on myself.

Only request 2 books a month

This is similar to the book-buying limit, this really worked for me and I’ll be using it in 2020 too. There was hardly any review build up pressure like the year before. I had time to read and review them all without a massive build up. I think I only had one build up throughout the entire year which was amazing!

e-ARC’s are free and very very tempting but you don’t always get approved for the request you’ve made. Also limiting myself to only 2 requested a month will make me really evaluate if I want to read that book or not. I could have made it 2 approved ARCs a month but you never know if you will get approved for a book or not. Having 2 requests are more challenging and demanding. I will include my requests in every monthly wrap-up so I can keep track of them.

The same rules as buy 2 books a month applies here too.

Decrease my current e-book shelf and physical shelf

I’m not sure how this will work but I think I’ll try and read one physical and one e-book off my shelf either every month or every other month. I though for a while that I should do one of every format during every month but I think that will be too much to do and too much pressure.

What do you think? Do you think I can do this?

What are your goals for 2019?

13 thoughts on “Yearly Bookish Goals – 2020

  1. I’m with you 100% on the goal of decrease my current shelves, and limiting ARC requests to 2 a month seems reasonable (I may go as high as 3), but I don’t know about book purchases. I love scouring used bookstores and flea markets for paperback treasures. That’s a hard one to give up.

    My reading goal is 78, or 1.5 books a week.

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    1. There is always a shelf to decrease somewhere ๐Ÿ˜Š the ARC is mainly to reduce the stress of review and backlogs which tends to build up on my end, donโ€™t know about you. Yeah the purchasing was tricky in the beginning but in the end I saved a lot of money on it and my shelves are not overflowing of unread books.
      Good luck on your 78 books.


  2. I love the idea of putting down rules about what counts as a bought book. I’ve had so little time to read this year I might just do a reading challenge myself, though probably a lot smaller than 100 books.
    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks! Well of course! ๐Ÿ˜‚ anything to discount book and leave more opportunity to get more books. I love reading challenges no matter the size so I do recommend them. Good luck to you too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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