Yearly Reading Goals

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2020

My goal for 2020 is to read 100 books.

Breakdown

100 books include audiobooks, ARCS, library books, and my own copies. Of those,

  • 25 must be shopped from my own shelf (ARCS not included),
  • 10 must be from the 1001 book list,
  • 10 must be audiobooks,
  • 10 must be graphic novels
  • 5 must be read in German
  • 15 must be for review through NetGalley or similar AND
  • 1 must be read out loud (children’s books not included).

I am also planning to read 12 books with my book club (one per month) and to maintain a written reading journal in which I note down thoughts and impressions as well as favorite quotes. Of course, I’ll be participating in various readathons throughout the year. I am again “softly” participating in the Popsugar reading challenge meaning at the moment I am not fulfilling categories on purpose but will see if books I choose fit into one. I will also “softly” participating in the ABC challenge (read one book starting with each letter of the alphabet). Every month, I am planning on tackling one classic and at least one ARC. I will most likely maintain my stance on avoiding series and focus on stand-alone novels. I am hoping to read more short stories and novellas, poetry, and non-fiction.

How many books do I have left in each category?

  • books I own: 25*
  • 1001 books: 10**
  • audiobooks: 10
  • graphic novels: 10
  • books in German: 5
  • ARC reviews: 15
  • books read out loud: 1

*in my monthly blog posts, I will underline books I own AND ARCs (because technically I own them at that point) but in this tally, I am only counting the books I own and not the ARCs.

**1001 link


2019

 

My goal for 2019 is to read 100 books.

 

BOOK COUNT: 136/100

Breakdown

100 books include audiobooks, ARCS, library books, and my own copies. Of those,

  • 25 must be shopped from my own shelf (ARCS not included),
  • 10 must be from the 1001 book list,
  • 10 must be audiobooks,
  • 5 must be read in German
  • 15 must be for review through NetGalley or similar AND
  • 1 must be read out loud (children’s books not included).

I am also planning to read 12 books with my book club (one per month) and to maintain a written reading journal in which I note down thoughts and impressions as well as favorite quotes. Of course, I’ll be participating in various readathons throughout the year. I am “softly” participating in the Popsugar reading challenge meaning at the moment I am not fulfilling categories on purpose but will see if books I choose fit into one.

How many books do I have left in each category?

  • books I own: done*
  • 1001 books: done**
  • audiobooks: done
  • books in German: done
  • ARC reviews: done
  • books read out loud: sort of done

*in my monthly blog posts, I will underline books I own AND ARCs (because technically I own them at that point) but in this tally, I am only counting the books I own and not the ARCs.

**1001 link


2018

Update: I completed my Goodreads reading goal, my ARC review goal, and my 1001 book list goal! I also finished the Popsugar reading challenge with 2 hours to spare on December 31st.

My official 2018 Goodreads reading goal is 75 100 books. My unofficial goal is to read 100 books, but I am keeping that a flexible number. I want this, of course, to be fun without pressure. I’ve also set a few other goals.

  1. I am again partaking in the Popsugar Reading Challenge – trying to fulfill 50 categories.
  2. I would like to review at least 15 ARCs this year.
  3. I MUST read 25 books I own.
  4. I am going to read 10 books from the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die list.

I am not certain, yet, how I will structure this page for 2018, but for now, I am going to keep a running tally.

Total Tally: 124/100

Popsugar Category Fulfilled: 50/50*

Reviewed ARCs: 24/15

Owned Books Read: 28/25**

1001 Book List Reads: 12/10

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*includes library books, owned books, and ARCs
**in my monthly blog posts, I will underline books I own AND ARCs (because technically I own them at that point) but in this tally, I am only counting the books I own and not the ARCs.

2017

For 2017, I will have monthly write-ups about all the books I’ve read here on my blog (see linked months below; each book will additionally be rated on Goodreads). I will further link all the reading challenge categories below to my reviews on Goodreads.
2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December


2016

Some of the 2016 categories will either be linked to an individual review here on my blog or to my Goodreads review.
2016 Popsugar Reading Challenge