It’s January and that means everyone is still running around trying to solidify goals for themselves to achieve this new year. One of the biggest goals of the new year is to read more. Everyone always wants to read more and who could blame ’em? Reading is great! Not only do you seem smarter, but you can also actually become smarter. That’s why it’s so important to incorporate reading goals into your life.
Just the thought that you’re going to “read more in 2016” isn’t going to make it happen. You need to create actual and concrete reading goals to achieve your goal of being more well-read in the new year. Here’s how to create a reading goal:
- Choose a realistic goal. Don’t decide that you’re going to read 100 books if you haven’t managed to do that in the past three years combined. Keep it reasonable. My goal for this year is 30 (increased from last year’s 24 because I was able to read 27).
- Find a way to track that goal. Might I suggest using Goodreads’ reading challenge? It’s a great way to keep track. Just remember to make sure you are adding the “date finished” for all your reviews to make sure they count towards your goal.
- Have a list of books. Remember to have a lengthy wishlist of books – way more than your goal requires you to read. I utilize the public library’s ebooks and not everything I want to read is always available. I have a huge wishlist on there so I can pick and choose what I’m feeling.
Need book ideas? If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can receive a Kindle First – you have access to books before they officially come out. For free! It’s a great way to check out new books. I’ve read a few of them and there have been a few winners.
Or, add me on Goodreads to see my reviews and what I’m reading.
In the comments, let me know what you’re reading right now. And good luck with your 2016 reading goal!