A new year means new reading goals. I have watched and read many bookish resolutions for 2021. Most of them looked back at their past resolution to see how good they are with keeping up with those resolutions. But I am not doing that. I think we could all agree that 2020 messed up all of our plans and schedules.
I do not want to be ambitious for my bookish goals for this year. I only have 5 that I am excited to share with you guys, plus the challenges that I will be doing for this year.
So, sit back, relax, and let us chat.
My ultimate reading goal for this year is to read the books on my shelf. As a bookworm, I think we all know that it is easier said than done. Most of us are good at hoarding books, but reading them is another story. So for 2021, I want my TBR to come from my shelf instead of buying new releases that I will not read after a year or two (or maybe more than that).
In addition to that, my second goal is to finish most series that I started years and years back. If you have seen my end of the year series of cataloging my books, you would see how many unfinished series I have. And that does not include the books on my Kindle.
My third reading goal is to read more than six classics for the whole year. I originally wanted it to be one classics a month, but I am still coming out of my reading slump. Plus, I am also finishing some carry over books from last year. We will see. But hopefully, I can read more than six classics.
My fourth reading goal, and probably the one that I would not follow, is minimize my hoarding. Book hoarding is the hardest thing to resist, especially when you see various sales here and there. But I would resist and only buy books that I really really wanted. I only have one book in mind that I really want to buy this year, and that is A Sky Beyond the Storm. But other than that, I might as well put myself into a book buying ban.
Lastly, I want to finish my book challenges for this year. I actually have three challenges that I am committed to this year. And hopefully, I could combine my first, second, and third goals to fit these challenges.
As I mentioned, I am doing three challenges for this year. However, one of these is not really a challenge. It is a year-long readathon. But it is up to you if you wanted to participate for each month. I will talk about that later, but let us talk about the book challenges that I am hoping to complete for this year.
Build Your Library Reading Challenge
I think there are 41 challenges for Build Your Library, but I am skipping one prompt, and that is to read a book that your family member loves. No one in my family loves to read. No one. So I am skipping that. But other than that, I think this reading challenge will push me out of my comfort zone, but at the same time, I could choose the books from my shelf.
Fully Booked 2021 Reading Challenge
Fully Booked is a local bookstore in my country. Last year, they also posted a reading challenge, but I am not up for it. So this year, I decided to try and read based on these prompts. I hope to read and learn a lot for this year.
If you followed BooksandLala on YouTube, you would know what this readathon is all about. If you do not know, click the image above to head over to BooksandLala’s announcement. There is also a Goodreads group and a discord if you wanted to have a chat.
So, that is all for my 2021 Bookish Resolution, and some reading challenges that I am hoping to complete by the end of the year.
What are your bookish resolutions? Let me know in the comment section!
Until next time!