How To Set (and Smash) Reading Goals

We are kicking off 2021 with a bonus episode! This episode is all about getting back into reading, setting goals, and smashing them. We discuss a bunch of different ideas, including those that have worked for us. Hint: it’s not just about the number of books you read!

Listen to the podcast:

Tips and Ideas

  1. Reflect on why you want to read.
  2. Set a personalised goal at the beginning of the year.
  3. Consider what you want to read.
  4. Experiment with genres and formats.
  5. Avoid comparing your progress or choices of books to others.
  6. Join a bookish community (or find a friend to talk books with!).

We go into details and discuss possible issues and solutions for all of the above in our episode.

Recommended Reading

If you would like to track your reading progress through the year, there are a number of websites that you can use. Goodreads is the most widely used, but there are others. This blog post by Eleanor Sophie explores the pros and cons of those websites. Of course, there is also the old-fashioned way: journals! If you are into bullet journalling, Book Riot has a post about bujo spread ideas to track your reading. Or you can always come up with your own journal!

If you want to to read more diverse voices, The Quiet Pond shares tips on how to do so. The Quiet Pond is also a great blog to follow for recommendations of diverse books! Other bloggers and bookstagrammers to follow include:

The above list consists of mainly bookstagrammers because that’s where we mostly spend our time, but there are also booktubers and book bloggers who do great work advocating for diverse voices. Feel free to send recommendations our way!

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