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message 1: by Michelle (last edited Jan 19, 2020 10:17PM) (new)

Michelle (michellesibs) | 21 comments Last year we did a thread to list our years reading goals and for me personally this helped me stay on track so here we go again and in December we can look back and see how we did.

My 2020 reading goals are:

- My usual 100 books although I'm more interested to read 40,000 pages as that would be a record for me
- At least 6 of those books to be classics
- At least 10 of those books to be by Stephen King
- To complete the 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge
- To complete at least 6 of the many series I'm in the middle of
- To read the books that have sat on my TBR the longest
- To read at least 10 big books i.e. over 500 pages

This may look like many goals but a lot of them can be combined

What are your reading goals this year?


message 2: by A. (new)

A. R. Rashwan | 27 comments Let's see, mine would be:

- To surpass my reading record (52 books, 2017)
- To complete the 2020 Popsugar Challenge
- To finally read Les Miserables
- To never skip a day without reading
- To rank higher on my book club's Classics challenge (currently 4th)

If I think of more along the way, I will be sure to add them! I'll do a quarterly check in March and see how I've fared.


message 3: by Chafic (new)

Chafic (Rello) (irrell) | 3 comments I try not to make specific goals, as I know that I either become overambitious and make some crazy claim that there's no way that can be accomplished in my own sane mind. (or insane? Debatable.)

So just a few things:

- Actually finish all these series I'm in (specifically Rosie Project and Dark Tower)
- ATY in 52 Books Challenge and PopSugar completion (if I do complete it, it'll be my first year actually doing so xD - even if I've attempted it the past 6 years)
- Read more Stephen King
- Read more Classics
- Make a sizeable dent in my TBR, can i bring it down to 3 digits? Probably not, I can dream though.


message 4: by Priya (new)

Priya (priyamerani) | 6 comments My goals for 2020 are

- To finish the Disc World Series
- To complete the Pop Sugar 2020 Challenge
- Read 12 classics (Anna Karenina being one of them)


message 5: by Sandy (last edited Jan 19, 2020 11:53PM) (new)

Sandy | 1 comments It's very simple.

- Do as much as I can with the Popsugar 2020
- Read more Jo Nesbo
- Read more Stephen King
- Try to finish that 7,000 pages Behemoth I've taken up.
- Do some of those books that kept on going back in my shelves
- All in all, I just wanna take every possible opportunity to read, not to climb the beanstalk and sit on top but just to please myself..


message 6: by Fazila (new)

Fazila  (fazilareads) | 1 comments My goal is to read 70 books this year. I was able to read more books than I planned last year. This year I want to get to the books ai already own, read more arcs, read some promotional books and review them as well.


message 7: by Bushra (new)

Bushra Alshehhi | 3 comments I have been reading for years. However, I have never counted how many books I read in a year. But on average I read 2 to 4 books per month. So this year I want to start keeping track. I would like to read at least 36 books(which is good given in mind I'm a busy master's in engineering student).
Keeping in mind the following :
1- to complete 3 books I started reading looooong time ago.
2- to read more about famous people in science and engineering and about science.
3-to read Les miserable as I always wanted to.
4- read more of Jeffery archer novels(which I loooove so much).


message 8: by Sana (new)

Sana Abdulla | 9 comments What is popsugar 2020?


message 9: by Sana (new)

Sana Abdulla | 9 comments What is popsugar 2020?


message 10: by Rubs (new)

Rubs | 1 comments I always had a goal with the number of books I will read but never the details. This year I’m being more specific and have a plan:

- Increased my target by 5 books (total 35 for 2020).
- Read more Arabic books.
- Read the books I have (maybe 80/20 to new books 🙃)
- Read more classics like Charles Dickens and Bram Stoker.
- Read different genres
- Maybe join a challenge and finish it 🤥


message 11: by Mahra (new)

Mahra (passionist) | 3 comments My reading goal for 2020 is to read 10 books and my target is more classic like 1984 or War & Peace etc. I hope I can achieve it, I am already into a detective novel by Sara Partsky, but soon after I targeting “Far from the maddening crowd” ✌️

Good luck to everyone on their reading challenge ✨💕


message 12: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Mays | 5 comments My reading goal is to read quality over quantity, to take my time and digest the words, with all their lyricism and meaning. I don't care how many I read, as long as i read good literature. I would also like to carve out some precious moments to read more poetry.


message 13: by Bushra (new)

Bushra Alshehhi | 3 comments Sana wrote: "What is popsugar 2020?"

I googled and found a pdf to a challenge. It looks nice, for example, to read a book that won a prize in 2019. And so,


message 14: by Anu (new)

Anu (anusha_reads) Samantha wrote: "My reading goal is to read quality over quantity, to take my time and digest the words, with all their lyricism and meaning. I don't care how many I read, as long as i read good literature. I would..."

i agree, i believe in that too


message 15: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellesibs) | 21 comments Michelle wrote: "Last year we did a thread to list our years reading goals and for me personally this helped me stay on track so here we go again and in December we can look back and see how we did.

My 2020 readi..."


What a year - how did we do?

My 2020 reading goals were:

- My usual 100 books although I'm more interested to read 40,000 pages as that would be a record for me - YES TO BOTH
- At least 6 of those books to be classics - NOPE, NOT ONE
- At least 10 of those books to be by Stephen King - YES!
- To complete the 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge - YES!
- To complete at least 6 of the many series I'm in the middle of - YES!
- To read the books that have sat on my TBR the longest - KIND OF
- To read at least 10 big books i.e. over 500 pages YES!

Overall i'm happy but next year i need to get back to some classic books


message 16: by Richiie (new)

Richiie (richiiejoel) | 5 comments Last year(2020) wasn’t so articulate with my reading goals since I just set a goal of 50 and read whatever the universe threw my way, and here is how I fared;
- Read 14,903 pages
- Read 12 Classics
- Read 3 Biographies
- Read 20 non-fiction
- Read 2 thrillers
- Read 1 Adventure
- Read 1 Children’s book and it was phenomenal because of the memories.
- Read 1 Fiction
- Read 1 History
- Read 1 Travel
- Others 8 books.
So am now looking forward to 2021 and trying to be specific and articulate in my reading goals.


message 17: by Priya (new)

Priya (priyamerani) | 6 comments My 2020 goals were

- To finish the Disc World Series - done
- To complete the Pop Sugar 2020 Challenge - done
- To read 12 classics - done

overall a very good year as far as reading went.


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