How to Set Reading Goals in 2022

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Want to read more? Want to explore different authors or genres? Want to see if you call fill the alphabet with book titles?

Friends, there is no wrong way to set a reading goal. BUT - if you're struggling with the right goal for you, take a peek at some of these tips so you can start 2022 off on the right page

How to Set Reading Goals in 2022

Determine What You'd Like to Accomplish

Decide what it is you want to work toward in the new year. Ask yourself the "tough" questions, like:

  • Why are you setting a reading goal?
  • What are you hoping to achieve?
  • What types of books are you wanting to read?
  • What authors are you wanting to include on the list?
  • Are you doing this challenge alone or with a group?

If you're simply wanting to, "read more," then start making a list of books that fit your favorite genre(s), and books you think would be entertaining or fun to read. 

If you're wanting to widen your horizons, or add a new genre into the mix, do the same thing. 

For example, my goal in 2022 is to read more personal development books. To help me achieve this, I've created an Amazon list specifically for personal development books, and every time I see one that catches my eye, I add it to the list.

Set Realistic Expectations

It's easy to sometimes get carried away when it comes to adding books to your TBR (to be read) stack. Trust me, I know fro personal experience.

If your goal is to simply "read more," don't set such a lofty goal that it becomes unrealistic. 

Determine a number of books that you feel you can easily read in a year. Even if you just commit to one book per month, that's a great reading goal to set.

Be Flexible

Take into consideration the time of year and how busy you may be, so you can plan for a lighter or loftier reading list during those months. 

For example, reading around the holidays isn't something I can easily accomplish. But when we're traveling for the summer, I can often knock a few extra books off my list because I find myself reading constantly.

If sticking to a book per month may be unfeasible because of what else you have going on in your life, don't stress if you don't hit your monthly goal. Instead, focus on the total number and then you can accommodate your schedule as needed.

Okay so now I want to know: have you set a reading goal for 2022? If so, I'd love to hear what it is! Comment below and we can read, and cheer for each other together :) 

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