My 2020 Reading Goal

After nearly 3 years of hiatus, I decided that I have done enough of procrastination to last the entire blogging life. (Like can you imagine I spend more time on hiatus than active on this blog?)

So to kick off this relaunch, I will start with something small – and that is my reading goal for 2020.

First of all, yes it is small. I only put 13 books as target in my Goodreads. So far I have read 4 books, a far cry from what I’ve done in the past but bring me right on track on reaching that 13 books a year target. I also still remember when I have ambition to finish reading the entire catalog of Brandon Sanderson in a year (ha ha ha ha), and yes that includes the wheel of time (HA!). Also when I try to read as many doorstopper books as I can in one year. Well, look where it got me. A reading slump :p

So here we go, fresh start, not overambitious, and hopefully refuel my passion for reading:

  1. 13 books in a year.
    This SHOULD be achievable easily. SHOULD being the keyword because guess what I put 12 books last year as my target and have to scramble at the end of the year to complete it. This year, I am around 23% done and we’re still in April so should be easy enough to catch up.
  2. Diversify my reads.
    I have been away for 3 years, and got disengaged with book community perhaps 6 months before that. But I’ll be lying if I said I didn’t miss the discussion and passion of this community in strengthening ownvoice, non-binary gender, and even those discourse with the word “diversity” I felt that I am so behind on this, and it’s time to get myself educated on this.
    I haven’t decided on the topics to start with, but I’ll be looking out for recommendation. I do love fantasy and science fiction so I will start with that genre but going outside my usual reads. This time around, however, I am not doing any of the book challenge besides the one in Goodreads. We’ll see next year
  3. One audiobook.
    I tried, seriously, I did try. MULTIPLE times. I just can’t. And as crazy as this sounds, google play books read aloud works better for me than a real audiobook. I finish my first book this year on an elliptical machine, listening to the google robot reading like 5 or 6 chapters to me.  Awesome. It turns out I prefer robot to real human being?
  4. Finish reading Rhythm of War by 31 December 2020.
    Is this even a goal? Maybe. Maybe it’s a treat for me. 😀

Have recommendation for me or want to share your reading goal? Drop your suggestion or the link to your post in the comments and let me know.

My 2016 Reading Goals

For the last 3 years, I’ve been participating in Goodreads reading challenge. This year is no exception, I’m doing the Goodreads reading challenge and setting my goal at 55 books. In 2015, I managed to read 54 books due to reading slump that hits me on January – June (is it a slump if it lasted 6 months? lol), so this year I’m aiming higher.

However, this year I also want to diversify my reading so I join the Book Riot read harder challenge. This challenge consists of 24 tasks and … I have to say that this will definitely be challenging to me, but that’s where the fun is at, right?

I also add two other reading goals, mostly for fun.

The first one is to read all Brandon Sanderson’s published works. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will definitely know that I’ve become mildly obsessed with his books. Originally, I thought this goal is going to be easy seeing that I’ve read many books of his. But NOPE. It turns out that this author has a total of 35 published works in the span of 10 years since Elantris (his first published novel). And there’s also the problem of The Wheel of Time.

The last goal is what I’ve been calling The Door-stopper Reading Challenge. Basically, you try to read as many door-stopper books as possible. I defined door-stopper books as books with 1000+ pages, but it cannot be a bundle or a collection of stories. This idea came to me because I am that person who takes into consideration the ratio of number of pages to price when buying a book. I know, I know, quantity doesn’t guarantee quality, but when I am in love with a book I don’t want it to ever end. I’m sure you know what I meant. So yes, door-stopper reading challenge.

Last, but not least, because this year I have a resolution to being more organized, I’m keeping tracks of all these goals (minus the GR challenge) on a special page HERE. I even made tables and all that.


Let me know, are you doing any reading challenge this year? What are they?

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