So shortly after I started this blog I posted my 2020 reading goals. Since its the end of the year I figured we would check in and see how I did on these goals and if I actually reached them. I have added a few goals to this list since I originally created the first post.
1. Participate in a reading challenge.
I participated in a lot of reading challenges this year and I plan to do the same next year. They are a great way to push me to read outside my comfort zone and to read my backlog of TBR books. From #6 down they are all reading challenges from Instagram.
Here are the challenges I participated in:
- Romanceopoly 2020
- 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge
- 2020 Tackle My TBR
- 2020 Magical Readathon – OWLS portion
- The Ripped Bodice’s Summer Bingo
- Christmas In-July-Athon
- PNR Reading Challenge
- Fall Into Reading Challenge
- ARCtober Reading Challenge
I have linked the Goodreads shelves for the first few challenges. The rest were Instagram challenges and I have them in my stories. I have linked their creators if you are interested in following them.
Also I have a reading challenge shelf on here if you want to see my posts for these challenges.
2. Try to lower my kindle TBR (800+).
Well while I did read a lot of my TBR I also added a lot too it. I don’t think my TBR went down at all and I am ok with that. I did read a lot of the books but I also got a lot of freebies and discounted books. I think I would freak out if I ever got this number lowered too because I love having a large variety of books to read.
3. Read 5 classics.
I actually read 12 classics this year!!! 7 of them were rereads but they still count. Also a good portion of them were audiobooks which I think is also the only reason I read as many.
My classics shelf if you are interested.
4. Read 5 non-fiction books.
I surpassed this goal by a lot. I have currently read 46 nonfiction books. This year I read more nonfiction than I have ever before. I actually enjoy nonfiction now and plan to read a lot more in the future.
My nonfiction shelf if you want to see what I have read.
5. Read 8 witchcraft books.
I have currently read 8 witchcraft books. I had two DNFs so that would have been 10. I am getting ready to start another one though so maybe I will get 9 in before the end of the year.
My witchcraft shelf.
6. Get Netgally percentage to 80%.
I finally got my Netgalley percentage above 80% in March! I was so excited. My score is currently at 84% and that is where it has been for a few months now.
Also I am almost at 100 reviews now!
7. Continue to build and promote my blog.
I feel like I have done a good job at this considering I am still new to book blogging. I started this year with 35 followers and now have 335! I have also written over 600 posts!
The most important thing for me though is that I am still enjoying the blogging experience and love interacting with others.
8. Read what I own and cut buying just because a book seems interesting.
So this kinda goes with #2. I feel that I have really cut back on buying books this year. I have been using my library for books that seem interesting but I don’t want to spend money on. I still buy a lot but I am only buying books that I know I want to read or reread. I am also focusing on books that are parts of series that I own. I am trying to own the full series of some of my favorite authors, but I am waiting for the books to go on sale before buying them so this is taking time.
9. Read 450 books for my Goodreads Reading Challenge.
I completed my Goodreads challenge last month. Currently, I have read 524 books and we will see how many more I can finish by the end of the year. I don’t have a set goal though.