Reading Goals for 2019


It’s that time of year!

Resolutions are everywhere and the book community is no exception. Time to mark down our reading goals and hope for the best.

Last year I made a small list and managed to achieve half of them which I was fine with. Reading resolutions are just a list of things I’d like to do in the coming year but won’t be sorely disappointed if I don’t.

So, as before, here is my new list for the coming year:

1) Read 20 books

This is quite a low number compared to the actual amount I’ve read for the last few years but I know how ‘off’ I’ve been with my reading lately. In November, I read nothing. For the first three weeks of December, I also read nothing. My reading mojo has only just started to creep back so I want to set my yearly reading goal at something reasonable.

2) Half my TBR

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As of now, I have 59 books on my TBR (30 Kindle; 29 physical). By the end of December, I want that number down to at least 30. Honestly? I still think 30 would be too big of a number but I want to set achievable goals and not feel pressured to read every single book in my possession within a certain time limit.

3) Finish the Claudine series

I started the Claudine series last year and have been enjoying it so far. Right now I’m reading the third book in the series – Claudine Married – and there are still two more to go after that. I’d like to read those by the end of the year.

4) Finish the Bronte bibliography

I started reading the Bronte sisters’ books at the end of last year and I’d really like to finish everything in 2019. I have The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne to read, and the rest of Charlotte’s books (Shirley, Villette, and The Professor) to get through too.

5) Read at least one book from the following authors:

+ Stephen King
+ Maya Angelou
+ James Baldwin
+ Leslie Marmon Silko
+ Eric Gansworth
+ Sia Figiel
+ Franz Kafka

6) Write more posts on Indigenous Writers

This is more of a blogging goal but I read quite a lot of books by indigenous writers that I don’t see getting enough hype or praise in the book community. I’d like to change that and start posting more about these writers and books.


That’s it. That’s the list. Six goals that are reasonably easy to attain but, as I said, if it doesn’t happen, it’s not the end of the world.

Have you set your reading goals yet?

3 thoughts on “Reading Goals for 2019

  1. December was awful for me reading- wise, but I’ll take the excuse of the holidays to let myself of the hook. 🙂 Good luck with the resolutions! I like to keep bookish goals simple too- no sense stressing since my reading mojo may be totally different by the end of the year lol!


  2. Those are great reading goals. I didn’t set any reading goals for myself this year but I do try to read across genres so I can feel I’m getting in a good book diet 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy your reads!


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