Thoughts on bookish goals (& mine for 2021)

There are various camps when it comes to setting bookish goals, particularly number targets, and I understand why.

So, I like to set bookish goals at the start of the year and it adds a valuable element to my reading and writing, but I keep in mind that enjoyment is more crucial than any number. There is no right or wrong in my eyes – if you want to make goals, go for it, if not, that’s great too.

My 2021 bookish goals:                                                                                                     

Reading  –

This year, I aim to read 54 books.
It may be ambitious because I am starting a new uni course this year, and my health has been quite meh lately, but I’ll give it a red hot go (and targets can always be adjusted when they’re no longer beneficial).

This leads on to my ongoing goal of choosing reading over other activities more often (I’m looking at you endless Insta-scrolling and YouTube rabbit hole!).

My other goals roll on year to year. These include:

  • Read more books I already own
  • Pick up more diverse books and authors.
  • Continue taking part in buddy reads. I haven’t participated in readathons, so I might try to find one or two that I’d enjoy, too.

Writing –

My main focus is my current Work in Progress (WIP), which I began developing at the beginning of November 2020. It’s a family-focused magical realism novel.

Blog –

In regard to my blogging in 2021, I aim to continue adding content, and also increase my focus on my Instagram account (@thetastychapter). I’m not setting any specifics, apart from enjoy the process.

Overall, having fun and maintaining motivation is what I’m after in 2021. Read, read, read, write, write, write but not to the detriment of my love of all things books!

What are your bookish goals for this year, or lack thereof?! I’d love to hear your thoughts on setting these types of goals and what that looks like for you.

I hope you’re off to a great start with your bookish pursuits and that it’s a fabulous year ahead.

Happy goal setting (or happy no-goal setting)!