2020 Reading Goals and To Be Read (TBR)

My Reading Goals for 2020

2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I have pledged 52 books for the 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge. Given reading rates in December 2019 and currently all I need to do is maintain my current reading at about half pace to meet this goal. I’m really hoping I meet this one with flying colors and I can say that 2019 was the start of my new reading addiction!

Reading Challenges for 2020

  • 24-hour Reading Challenges – I heard about these when exploring BookTube (book related channels on YouTube) which are challenges where you do nothing but read for 24-hours. I will do at least two myself for fun and join in on at least one on BookTube. I attempted one already, but ended up with only a 12-hours challenge (more to come on that).
  • In-Person Book Club – I will join an in-person book club to discuss books and make new friends. I already have found a Personal Growth bookclub with a quarterly book and quarterly in-person meetings at some really fun bookstores and locations around town. I found this on MeetUp.
  • Read-A-Thons – I will join one read-a-thon this year, which is when you join with others to read a list of books or books with certain criteria. Caz of Little Book Owl has created a tremendous resource calendar for 2020 Readathons.
  • New Experiences – I will explore new places to read because currently I only read in my home or listen to audio books in my car or while exercising. I will continue to read while in my car, skating, walking or hiking but I will add reading at the beach, parks, my apartment’s pool area, and at coffee shops.
  • Depth-Year/No Buy – This year I have pledged a depth year and a no-buy with my own rules; I had a budget to only spend $120.00 on books (my only spending budget) which, of course, I’ve already spent. So for the rest of the year I will be reading the unread books, ebooks, and audiobooks I currently have and use the library for anything else. I have a very large collection of unread books so this really should not be an issue theoretically (emotionally is a different thing).

2020 Reading Goals by Genre

10% Cookbooks
10% Whatever
15% Fiction
25% Spiritual
40% Improvement

General Reading Goals for 2020

  • Read More – I will read more books! I have a goal of reading one book per week.
  • Reading Journal – I will keep up with a reading journal for better comprehension, recall, and reviews.
  • Book Reviews – I will continue doing reviews of the books I read here and on Goodreads.
  • New Genres – I will expand to different genres. I don’t have any specific plan here yet, I will have to give this more thought and create a TBR.
  • Education – In 2020 I will learn new things and further my current skills. I will continue to learn about cooking, divination, witchcraft, the Moon and stitch crafts like crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, or embroidery. I will also delve into new subjects such as off-grid topics, minimalism, and modern feminism.

2020 To Be Read (TBR)

Goodreads 2020 TBR Shelf

I created my Goodreads 2020 to be read shelf at the end of 2019 and found it really hard to decide which books to read next. So I gave myself a little bit of choice by putting 76 books on the list, of which I expect to read 52. I set the list up to roughly match the “2020 Reading Goals by Genre” percentages I outlined above to help me meet that goal.

My Continued Book Series for 2020

My Top 5 Anticipated Reads of 2020

  1. The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford – Book 1 of  The Frost Files, this is a science-fiction, mystery, young-adult novel.
  2. Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven
    by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman – A book about witchcraft and feminism from a different perspective.
  3. Dancing With Elephants by Kalyn Nicholson – A book of poetry from my all-time favorite YouTuber.
  4. HausMagick: Transform Your Home with Witchcraft by Erica Feldmann – A book about transforming your home with witchcraft.
  5. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero – A book about reaching your financial goals.

2020 Reading Goals and TBR Conclusion

I’m really happy with these goals and I know they are more than doable. I’m looking forward to my 2020 year in books! What are your 2020 reading goals?

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