2021 Reading Challenges

Thank the universe, 2020 is almost over. And hopefully 2021 will be a better year for all of us.

I have a few personal and blog-related goals that I’ve set for myself for 2021, plus a few reading challenges for the year. And this is the post where I share what those goals are!

The key to all these goals is that I’m reaching for them. I want to succeed and meet these goals, but I will not be too hard on myself if I don’t meet them. Honestly, if I can complete at least 1 or 2 goals in each section, I’ll be happy.


Personal Goals


I’ve been trying to exercise more often this past year, and although I haven’t really been exercising as much as I’d like, I’m doing better than I was before. So for 2021, I want to try to:

  • Exercise 3x/week
  • Eat healthier


I’ve been a writer my whole life, and one of my major goals in life has always been to publish a novel. But I don’t write enough to actually finish one! So this year I want to try to:

  • Write at least once/week
  • Try writing daily prompts as much as possible (more than once/week if possible)
  • For one month, write a short story every day
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo


My blog has been on hiatus since early 2017, when my life turned upside down. I miss blogging, and I just can’t let it go. So I’d like to get back into it, at least a little bit. So this year I want to try to:

  • Blog at least 2x/month
  • Write short and sweet reviews so that I can actually put out some content
  • Interact with the community more through Twitter & Instagram
  • Participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and Reverse Readathon if possible

I also have some work-related goals that I’m setting, but I won’t list those here. 


Reading Challenges

I will be keeping track of my progress for all these reading challenges on my Reading Challenges page.

Goodreads Challenge

Hosted by: Goodreads
My Goal: 100 books

My goal for the Goodreads challenge was 100 books last year as well, but I just barely reached that goal. With all the other goals that I’m setting myself this year, with my exercising and writing and blogging, I think I’ll just stick with 100 books again this year.

2021 Audiobook Challenge

Hosted by: Caffeinated Reviewer
My Goal: My Precious Level (30+ Audiobooks)

For the past few years, I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks. In 2019, I listened to 61 audiobooks, and in 2020, I listened to 36 audiobooks.  In September, I changed jobs and now work from home, so I don’t get to listen to audiobooks as much (I usually listened to them during my commute). So I think that 30+ is a good goal, because I probably won’t be able to listen to as many audiobooks in 2021, but I want to still listen to as many as possible.

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

Hosted by: My Reader’s Block
My Goal: Mount Blanc level (24 books from my TBR)

I have participated in the Mount TBR Reading Challenge for several years, and just about every year I choose the Mount Blanc level. I usually don’t complete this challenge, but I have so many books on my shelves that I own but haven’t read yet, so I think it’s important to continue to try this challenge each year.


What reading challenges and goals have you set for yourself for 2021? Let me know in the comments below!


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