Reading Goals are not something you hear much about unless you are bookish and have a circle of bookish friends. Well, at Mocha Girls Read we are bookish and we love expanding our reading.
Last year my reading goals were simple and I think I did a good job of hitting them.
- Read more self -help and business type books. Out of the 60 books I read last year 7 of them were self help.
- Read 55 books. Killed it! I read 60. Whoot! Whoot!
- Read more physical books. Well, out of the 60 books I read only 8 of them were paper. Well, one of the 8 was an e-book. So I need to work on that one.
- Make time to read. I tried but it was not a scheduled activity like I hoped it would be. But it happened here and there.
- Read more autobiographies. Again I killed it. This is a new genre in my fiction pile. Out of the 60 books I read 5 autobiographies. LOL! I know you are thinking … “5 that’s not killing it!” From 0 to 5 to me is amazing.
So that was last year and I’m going to try and do better this year. The goal of the year is to really aim to make some of my reading goals come true. Here are my 2019 Reading Goals
1. Read 60 Books This Year
I have always had a 55 book goal, but this year I plan to step it up. I would love to be in the 100 books a year club before I die. So let’s just count this as training for “the big one”.
2. Read the Bible
I know this sounds like a one day goal that no one has ever done. But I know people who have read it cover to cover. More than once. So that is a doable thing now that I have found out about The One Year Bible. It has a daily reading plan with one chapter from the Old Testament, one chapter from the New Testament, one Psalm and one Proverbs. With a bit of info on the sections you’re reading. I think I can do it!
3. Read More Physical Books
For the past couple of years I have been audiobooking (not sure if this is a word) like a fool. I find that this is happening cause I can read a book and do other things. Sitting and reading has been causing me anxiety. I feel like I should be doing something else besides sitting and read. I know. I know. I know. Cra! Cra! So hence, my reading goal of reading more physical books this year. Craving out time to sit down and read! Period!
4. Read 5-10 Biographies
I don’t know if the following books will be a part of the 5 – 10 biographies I will read this year. I like finding out more info, behind the scenes stuff and general “what were you thinking” info about folks I kinda know. I have to say last year this was my new genre and I think I need to keep it in my reading life.
5. Read a Genre I Have Never Read Before
I consider myself an adventurous reader. I think I have read a bit of everything. But honestly there seems to be new genres popping up on me every single month. I have no idea just yet what this will look like in December 2019 but a few in a new to me genre. Manga maybe? Cookbooks? Hmmmm…..
6. Read at Least 2 Classics
I’m not a classics reader. I feel like most of them are BBOORRRIINNNGGG! But there are a ton of people who love them. I feel like to be a well-rounded reader I need to add more classics to my life. So… I …guess I will read …. audiobook…. 2 of them.
7. Read Books I Own
I know for a fact that I am not alone in this one. I have a ton of books and I seem to go to library, get books in the mail, and buy new books all the time. Leaving my books at home to collect dust.
Girl I am not alone in this and you know what I’m talking about. There is a small/medium size stack next to you right now that you need to jump on. 2019 we are going to do it. We are going to read those books first.
So what are your personal 2019 Reading Goals? Tell us your top 7.
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