2021 Reading Goals

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Happy (almost) New Year bookworms!

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I tend to set personal goals at the start of each year, in addition to reading goals. This year, I’ll be reading less and focusing more on other things in my life.

What does that mean?

Reading isn’t my only hobby đŸ˜‰ and there are other things I want to give my attention to this year.

What does that mean for the blog?

I’ll still be blogging, but you can expect to see less posts each week since I might not have as much free time.

What about Goodreads, reading challenges, new releases, etc.?

The pressure to read certain books or a certain number of books each month…has been weighing on me. Instagram doesn’t help, if I’m being honest. More often than not when I give into the FOMO and read the same book that everyone else seems to be reading, I often ending up not even liking that book and wishing I had read something else.

I met my Goodreads goal in 2020, and completed a fair amount of prompts for the PopSugar Reading Challenge. Next year, I will still set a Goodreads goal but it’s going to be considerably less than it was this year. I don’t enjoy that little counter on the home page that tells me if I’m “on track” or “behind” as though it’s a race. I still plan to do the PopSugar Reading Challenge again but I’m not going to force myself to read books just to meet a prompt.

Will you still be posting reviews every week?

I’m going to try! I have a huge backlog of books on my shelves that I want to read. I could easily see getting through the first few months of 2021 without buying anything new. There are too many books I own that I’ve been wanting to read and I want to finally get to them. It’s a lot of non-fiction, memoirs, and historical fiction, so you can expect to see reviews of those genres in the coming weeks.

What about Top Ten Tuesday?

I’m going to do my best to participate in Top Ten Tuesday (and Let’s Talk Bookish and The Sunday Post) but I’m not going to force it if I don’t love the topic that week.

What about Instagram?

I’ll still be posting on Instagram. But the same goes for the blog in that I can’t guarantee the number of posts I’ll be doing. I generally aim for once per week and I hope to keep that up.

Why are you telling us this?

If you’ve read this far you might be wondering this question, ha! The reason I’m doing this post is so that if a few days or a week go by without any new posts, you’ll know why! While I will still be posting book reviews and whatever else I happen to feel like posting, I’m not putting the pressure on myself to do it as intensely as I did last year.

Thank you as always for following along on my reading journey! I look forward to sharing reviews with you this year and updating you on life things as they arise. I hope you all have a great start to 2021!

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