What Are Good Reading Goals for a Year? In this post, we will go through different reading goals, and what you might want to pick up for the next year.
Good reading goals for a year are specific and achievable. This means you should have a certain number of books, pages, or time spent reading in mind. The number should not be too high though because that can make it overwhelming.
Let’s get to the different reading goals that you might want to try out, but before that, we have some questions that you might want to ask yourself before you decide on your goal.
What should your reading goal be?
If you are still wondering, what should my reading goal be, I have a few questions to ask you. Thinking about the next questions can help you figure out, what kind of reader you are, and what kind of goals are the best for you.
Your reading goal should be specific and achievable, with a timeframe that is not too long or too short. It could be for example one book a month, or one chapter of a book every week. Whatever suits your reading style the best.
Now to the questions that can help you to decide your next year’s reading goal.
First of all, have you had reading goals previously, but you have failed to accomplish them? If so, it might be better to start off with something easier.
Second, the timeframe of the goal should also be specific. Instead of saying, I want to read 12 books the next year, try reading one book every month instead. That way, you don’t have room to go by months without reading.
Don’t go too short on the timeframe either, having daily goals can be difficult to meet since some days might be busier than others.
On the other hand, if you are trying to build the habit of reading, trying to read at least one page every day can be done, no matter how busy your day was.
Now into the reading goal examples. They start from the easiest to accomplish, moving all the way to more difficult for more advanced readers.
Easy reading goals for a year
For someone who has little to no experience in reading outside of school, these easy reading goals can be a good place to start.
I know, you might have more ambitious goals in mind, but hear me out. It’s better to go with a smaller goal if you stick with it for longer. Instead, if you had a crazy goal, you might end up quitting within days or weeks.
Easier reading goals can also help you to build the habit of reading. Having the habit of reading can help you accomplish more advanced reading goals in the future, but it might be good to start small.
Here are some easy reading goals for the next year.
- Read 12 books next year
- Read one book every month
- Read one chapter of a book every week
- Spend 10 minutes reading every day
- Read one hour every week
- Read 10 pages every day
- Read 100 pages every week
I would suggest picking goals that are within the weekly, or monthly timeframes. That is because days can be really different. Some days are busy, whereas on others you have more time to read. Having weekly or monthly goals, your reading goals won’t be failed if you have one really busy day.
Intermediate reading goals for a year
Next up we have the intermediate reading goals. These goals are for people, who have already formed the habit of reading, or find it really easy and natural to just dive into a new book, and time flies by while reading.
Here are some intermediate reading goals for the next year.
- Read 24 books next year
- Read 5 chapters of a book every week
- Read one chapter of a book every day
- Spend 30 minutes reading every day
- Spend 5 hours reading every week
- Read 30 pages every day
- Read 200 pages every week
You can pick one of these goals, or you can modify one to make it better for yourself.
It is important to keep track of your progress toward achieving those goals. It can really be a game-changer when you write up every time you finish your daily, weekly, or monthly goals.
Reading goals for bookworms for a year
Last but not least, we have difficult, bookworm-level reading goals for superhumans. Well, maybe not for superhumans but for people who just love to read.
Don’t worry if you can not accomplish these goals, it takes a lot of practice too to become so good at reading, that you can read fast, stay interested and digest the information you read. Don’t try to jump right into these reading goals, start from the easier ones.
On the other hand, if you are a more experienced reader already and are up to a little challenge, here are some more difficult reading goals for the next year.
- Read one book every week
- Read +100 pages every day
- Read +1 hour every day
- Spend 10 hours a week reading
- Read 52 books a year
Achieving these goals is doable, but they do take a lot of effort and dedication. Reading 52 books a year, one book every week takes a lot of time. For some people, it comes naturally. It also depends on what kind of books you read. Some, more difficult books take more time to read and digest the information.
I know there might be people out there reading this, who think 52 books is a small amount. However, I think those people are really rare, and I have not heard of many people who actually read that much.
Reading 52 books a year is a really admirable accomplishment.
In conclusion, picking the right reading goals for your situation is the secret ingredient to achieving those goals.
If you pick too ambitious goals, you might fail within days or weeks.
Also keep in mind the fact that some days are busier than others, having weekly or monthly goals instead of daily ones has worked really well for me.
Here is a post about reading goals examples for students, check it out if interested.
Hopefully, this was helpful. Good luck achieving your reading goals. Let me know your goal in the comments, and come back within one year (or sooner) to tell us, did you meet those goals. Have a wonderful day!