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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 🙂

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 😱


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 😊 the ARC is mainly to reduce the stress of review and backlogs which tends to build up on my end, don’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.

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  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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