How to Crush Your Reading Goals in 2024

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jan 25, 2024

Did you set a reading goal this year? Whether you’re a seasoned bookworm or you’re trying to reconnect with reading, having a reading goal is a great way to make it a part of your everyday life.

Keep reading to learn our tips for setting and achieving your reading goal this year + enter to WIN a $50 Amazon Gift Card so you can stock your bookshelf with your favorite titles. 

Set a realistic reading goal

Begin your reading journey by setting a realistic goal. Try to be specific; for example, you might want to read 24 books this year or set aside reading time every day. Think of how you can make reading a habit—and if you need help creating habits, check out Atomic Habits by James Clear! This popular book is a must-read for anyone who wants to make new habits stick.

Create a TBR List

Never wonder what to read next by curating a TBR (To Be Read) list. Keep your reading life thriving by always having a list of books waiting for you. Be sure to add some upcoming releases to your TBR as well; the anticipation will make them even more exciting to read.

Track your reading

Tracking your reading is key to keeping an eye on your habits and your progress toward your goal. Goodreads is a classic reading website and app, but new apps like Storygraph are becoming popular. More of a pen-and-paper person? A page in a notebook also does the trick.

Get a library card

Don’t forget about your local library! If you don’t already have a library card, it might be worth stopping by your library to get one. Visiting the library allows you to explore reading without the financial investment. Additionally, many libraries now give patrons access to ebooks and audiobooks that you can check out from the comfort of your own home.

Explore different book formats

Diversify your reading experience by exploring different reading formats, switching between the tangible enjoyment of physical books and the convenience of ebooks and audiobooks. This is a great way to infuse reading into your daily life—think listening to an audiobook at the gym and enjoying a physical book at home before bed.

Find a community

Join book communities online, like #booktok, where readers come together to share recommendations, post reviews, and discuss stories. Or, take your community offline by joining or starting a book club! Connecting with fellow book lovers can enrich your reading experience and introduce you to hidden literary gems.

Explore new genres

Challenge yourself to explore new genres and expand your reading horizons—dive into poetry, thrillers, historical fiction, memoirs, and more. Some readers enjoy juggling multiple books simultaneously, such as reading a fiction novel and a nonfiction book, to keep things interesting.

Enjoy it

As you work towards your reading goal, remember that reading shouldn’t be stressful—the point is to enjoy it! If you’re having trouble keeping up with your goal, don't be afraid to adjust it. You can change your goal at any point to better align with your life.

Did you set a reading goal this year? Any books you're especially excited to read? Let us know in the comments!

Be sure to ENTER  to WIN  a $50 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your favorite titles. 

2024 Reading Goal Giveaway

Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to our winner SheSpeaks member ddheim.

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hjropp by hjropp | HOLLYWOOD, FL
Mar 29, 2024

My goal is 30 books this year.

kvskrzat by kvskrzat | Horsham, PA
Feb 17, 2024

I would love to be able to set a reading goal but I have 2 kids under 4 and my husband is deployed.

Chris213 by Chris213 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Feb 17, 2024

My reading goal is 40 books this year.

edmooch by edmooch | Lake view, NY
Feb 16, 2024

i haven't been able to read this month but will get back to it

livinglifs by livinglifs | lake view, NY
Feb 16, 2024

I try to read 15 books a year

blondeactress by blondeactress | McMinnville, TN
Feb 13, 2024

I am a bookworm and read 20 books per year.

Foxyladyyyy11 by Foxyladyyyy11 | SHELBY, NC
Feb 12, 2024

I love to read I?ve been on a paranormal romance kick lately and reading all of Suzanne wrights books!

AmeryKY by AmeryKY | Morning View, KY
Feb 11, 2024

Excited to read Rupi Kaur?s poetry books as well as the latest title by Nicholas Sparks!

Katelynelise by Katelynelise | Burke, VA
Feb 11, 2024

My goal this year is 50 and I'm already on 17.

kuchick by kuchick | Abilene, KS
Feb 07, 2024

I did not set a reading goal- I am so busy going to my kids events. I hope that I can read about three books this year.

orchidlady01 by orchidlady01 | PEMBROKE PNES, FL
Feb 06, 2024

I like Lee Child, Ken Follett and Diana Gabaldon books and plan to read as much as possible!

hariharian by hariharian | Tampa, FL
Feb 05, 2024

I don't set goals bc I haven't had time to read :( I love to read tho.

Justashyjones by Justashyjones | Summerville , SC
Feb 04, 2024

I love to read and typically can read a book in about a few days! I'm hoping to keep that going for myself because I love reading and it's an amazing escape. Being a stay at home Mom/homeschool teacher I need another world to escape to for a few hours ! Reading has helped me through alot.

kymom13 by kymom13 | DANVILLE, KY
Feb 03, 2024

I love to read and read an average of 200 books a year, usually closer to 300. I read books on the kindle app on my phone and on my kindle fire. I love to read!

curiousgirl by curiousgirl | Whitefish Bay, WI
Feb 01, 2024

I use the Libby app from my library to read books during my one-hour (each way) commute to work!