Hi everyone! I recently took a look back at my 2020 reading goals, so that means it’s time to create my 2021 reading goals! What I noticed when checking in with my previous goals is that I need to be more specific on some of my goals, because saying “read more of this genre” doesn’t really help me much with reaching those goals and then determining if I’ve completed them.
What I mean by this is I want to make sure that at least 50% (although I would prefer to get closer to 75%) or what I read comes from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ authors. This one may be a little difficult to track, but only because sometimes authors don’t disclose if they identify in these ways. I also don’t like assuming based on name and author photo, but sometimes it’s also difficult to find any information online. So I think the way I’ll be tracking this is a ‘yes/no/unsure’ category in my reading spreadsheet.
I’m combining these two goals into one, because they’re standard goals and I don’t feel like they necessarily have to be separate goals. I think this year I’ll set my Goodreads goal at 65 again, for the same reasons as before: there’s less pressure to read more books, which means I’ll have time to read longer books that I’ve been wanting to get to! I also want to make sure that the 20 books that I want to read in 2021 end up in the 65 books that I hope to read.
This may seem like a silly goal, but every time I unhaul books, they never actually leave my apartment. They just end up stored in boxes and I tell myself that I’ll donate them at some point, but I never get around to doing it. And then because of that, there are some books on my shelves that I would like to unhaul, but I have no where else to put them currently! So cleaning up my shelves and actually unhauling some and donating them is something that I want to make sure that I do in 2021.
Obviously I know that I won’t be able to read 50 actual pages every day, because there are days where I’m too busy to read or just don’t feel like reading. So I would like to read an average of 50 pages a day, so if I spend a day reading 200 pages of a book, that’s 4 days worth for this goal. This will be the first year I have an average page count goal, so I have no idea if this will work for me or not. I do want to start tracking pages read each day, so maybe I’ll be able to complete this goal!
I’ve been a part of this community since 2017, but I still don’t feel like I’ve made any friends or feel like I’ve found ~my place~ in the community. So I want to interact more with other bloggers on twitter and on their blogs! I’m terrible at keeping up with other people’s blog posts and what people are reading/doing, so I want to make more of an effort to be an active participant in the community and support all the wonderful people that I follow, and will follow in the future!