2021 Reading Goals

I sort of wonder why I bother making reading goals, but admittedly, I find it really satisfying to color in a square in my bullet journal indicating I’ve made it closer to my goal. So, here’s to making goals and hopefully achieving those goals!

  1. Complete all (23) of the physical 2019 unread books on my shelf.
  2. Complete all of the unread 2020 ebooks on my kindle. As of the moment I’m writing this, there are 33.
  3. Continue to maintain at least 40% of reads from authors of colors.
  4. Read more books by and about people on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
  5. Read at least 12 nonfiction books.
  6. Finish/catch up on at least 20 series throughout the year.
  7. Have fun reading and blogging.

This is a very short post for today, but I don’t think it’s necessary to belabor these points! I just wanted to make sure that I have a few reading goals in place so that I don’t forget to check back in. It’s so important to me to have goals that make sure I’m always reading from perspectives other than mine because with the way marketing dollars get pushed, it’s too easy to wind up reading white straight people all the time. I want to make sure I’m not falling into that trap even if it would be “working by design” as Ijeoma Oluo would say. It’s important to me that I help in this tiny way of pushing back against the structural racism in the publishing industry. Okay, now that I’ve said more in my closing paragraph than I did in my list, let me actually stop.

Please tell me if you make reading goals! I would love to know what you prioritize in your own reading.


2 responses to “2021 Reading Goals”

  1. I’m totally planning on skipping reading goals this year. Or not skipping but there’ll be no challenges and it’s all about focusing on the joy of reading while trying to seek out more diverse reads as my backlog is predominantly white. I think your goals are great and you’re obviously way more on top of your reading than I am.


    • I don’t know about being more on top of things! I’m also trying to figure out how to balance joy and tackling my backlist. Lol. It’s not an easy balance to strike, but I’m determined to achieve it.


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