My 2024 Reading Life Goals

Kara Monroe
6 min readJan 3, 2024
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Welcome to another year in the reading life.

If you’re like me, you enjoy reading as leisure as well as a tool for growth.

As we kick off the new year, I wanted to set several reading life goals and put them out in public to hold myself accountable. While these are some of my more important goals these, like all other goals for the year, are “soft” goals. They are not *must dos* but rather **want to dos**. They are things that I know, if I do them, will enhance my life.

Let’s begin with the goal I set for myself for 2023 and what it will look like in 2024.

Turn my “book buying break” into my “book buying SOP”

In 2023, I took a “book buying break.” Put simply, I tried not to buy any new books unless there was just no way I wouldn’t be able to get the book any other way *in time to read it for whatever I needed it for.*

This specificity gave buying a book two requirements.
1. I tried to get it from my library or another source at no cost.
2. I had a plan for reading it by a specific time.

Years ago when I hear money expert Ramit Sethi ask, “What’s your rich life?” my answer was immediately that I can buy any book I want at any time. It’s still true. But this…



Kara Monroe

I am a world traveler, part-time road warrior, and home body all wrapped up in one gadget-loving package. Writer, photographer, chef, and aspiring artist.