Monthly Goals

Reading, Blogging, and Life Goals for 2020

Goals posts are my absolute favourite things to read on people’s blogs, and I’ve found myself bingeing Booktube videos this past week as well. I’m not really one to take a huge notice of goals or resolutions lately, but I do want to set out a few minor goals in order to look back at them at the end of the year and think I’ve done a good job.

If you’ve written (or posted!) about your 2020 goals, let me know in the comments below so I can come and check out your posts. I love reading about what other people are doing.

Reading Goals for 2020

– Small Goodreads Goal

For the past few years I’ve set my reading goal super low. Like, 5 books low. I no longer enjoy the pressure of trying to read 100+ books a year, so I stopped trying. In 2019, I read over 130 books, and I think I can manage it again in 2020, but I’m going to set a low goal again so I’m not feeling pressured and I don’t have Goodreads nagging at me.

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November Goals

I realise that we’re halfway through November already (!) but I’ve been wanting to post a monthly goals post for a while and I had this one sat in my drafts. So while I had a free moment, I thought why not? I’ve got a few small things I want to accomplish in November, so a blog post might help hold me accountable.

I’m trying not to pressure myself too much, because I tend to run away from pressure and ignore everything, so it’s best if I don’t worry about my goals and just kind of hope they’ll happen.

Focus on ARCs

I don’t have many November or December review copies, so these next two months will be the perfect time to focus on both my backlist titles, and my 2020 releases. I’d really like to get as far ahead as I can with my review copies so that when work gets busy again I’ll be able to have a lot of posts scheduled. I’m going to start doing a monthly ARC check-in post so I can put a tiny bit of pressure on myself to get through my ARC mountain. So far this month I’ve only read a couple of review copies, but since I have some days off work coming up I should be able to create some time to really focus on them.

Get through my 5 star predictions

I posted about seven books that I thought I would give five stars at the beginning of the year and I still have three books to read. I’d like to read them by the end of November so I have time to write a wrap up post and a video, and then come up with a brand new list for 2020, however this goal might drag into December as my November TBR is quite ambitious!

Go to the gym three times a week

I’ve been really good at going to the gym lately, as well as to my two fitness classes each week at lunch. I’d like to keep this up, especially as the gym is only a five minute walk from my new house. I’m still getting used to the new gym, and I’ve been a bit anxious about going, but overall I’m really enjoying it. I’ve tried out a couple of different classes so far, and I’d like to give some more a go either this month or next.

Write a Christmas list

I’m not buying for many people this year but I have no idea what I’m going to buy anybody yet! I had a couple of ideas for my mum, but after hinting at them I don’t think she sounded too keen. I’ll probably buy the same Lush stuff for my sister as I do every year. As for Quill, I have no idea! I overdid it a bit for his birthday, and now I’m stuck.

Get ahead with Booktube

I’ve been doing fairly well with Booktube this year, but since moving house I’ve really been struggling finding some sort of routine where I have the time to record, edit, and upload videos. I’m hoping that, with all the time off I have coming up, I’ll be able to figure something out. I want to do Vlogmas again this year, so I need to get a move on with at least recording enough videos for that!

Those are all of them! I’ve tried to keep it as low key as possible in order to not stress myself out. I guess we’ll revisit these in my next goals post in about a month’s time as we’ll see how I did. Do you have many goals set for November? How are you doing with them?