Reading Goals for 2021

Reading Goals for 2021

Happy New Year!

I’m keeping my reading goals for 2021 simple. Two goals.

  1. Read books on my TBR list.
  2. Participate in reading challenges.

Clear the TBR

In the past, I focused on reading books that I already own and catching up on series. This year, I simply want to reduce the number of books on my to-read list.

Over the past month, I’ve gone over my “want to read” shelf on Goodreads. That list includes books I own, books in series, and any other book that has caught my eye. Instead of tracking owned books and series read separately, I’ll just track the overall number of books read.


Reading Challenges

I like reading challenges, so I plan to continue doing those this year. For yearly challenges, I plan to do three – PopSugar, Mystery Genre Bingo, and Give Me a Clue.

PopSugar is a challenge I enjoy every year. This year’s challenge has 50 prompts, and I plan to do each one.

Mystery Genre Bingo is an altered version of the Genre Bingo challenge I’ve done in previous years. Instead of a variety of genres, I switched it up to be all mysteries – cozy, noir, domestic suspense, legal thriller, etc. Since most of the books on my TBR are mysteries and thrillers, I thought this would work better with my 2021 reading goals. My goal is to read 25 books for this challenge.

Give Us a Clue is a challenge posted in a Goodreads group – 2021 Reading Challenge. This challenge is based on the board game Clue. So, the prompts are based on the suspects, weapons, and rooms in the game. It’s a new challenge, and sounds fun. My goal is to read 30 books for this challenge.

In addition to the yearly challenges, I hope to participate in more monthly challenges. I’ll decide on these challenges throughout the year, but I’d like to do 6-8 short challenges.


Those are my reading goals for 2021. Cheers to the New Year! Wishing you a year of good books and success with your reading goals. Happy reading!

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