Happy New Year to you all!
I recently came across this New Year book tag on Lorraine’s blog; Geeky Galaxy, and decided it would be a fun post to do to start off 2021. I’m hoping this year will be a very productive year for my blog, I revamped my blog last year and I’m still really happy with the changes I made so hopefully 2021 will be a year of growth and productivity!
The New Year Book Tag
How many books are you planning to read this year?
A bit of background information, in 2019 I challenged myself to read 250 books and I achieved it. Last year I decided to stick with the same goal of 250 books to tackle my ever growing TBR, but last year didn’t go as planned for any of us and my reading took a bit of a hit. I realised about half way through the year that 250 wasn’t going to be achievable and I sadly lowered my goal which felt like an added disappointed to an already terrible year.
This year I’m feeling positive about challenging myself to read as many of my owned but unread books as possible as I have completely run out of room to store my books. But I’ve learnt from last year to expect the unexpected as who knows what 2021 has in store for us. So I have decided to set myself monthly goal based on the knowledge of how I think that month will progress. To challenge myself, on the 1st of January I set my goal at 30 books for this month. I’m currently reading my 10th book of the month so I am on track to manage thirty books hopefully. But as work becomes more demanding and life gets busier this will impact the amount I can read so I will assess each month as they come and increase my reading goal to a suitable number.
Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2020, but want to make a priority in 2021?
- Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
- City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune
- Beyond the Black Door by A. M. Strickland
- Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Name a genre you want to read more of in 2021?
Literary fiction is the genre I’ve mostly always stayed away from when choosing books to read but last year I discovered some interesting new authors and novels that surprised me. So this year I’m going to make more of an effort to find diverse literary fiction that interests me.
Three non-book related goals for 2021?
This is a rather difficult question because I feel as though everything I do is mostly bookish and anything that isn’t is restricted due to lockdown! I would usually say use my gym membership more but sadly all leisure centres are currently closed so it’s not up to me whether I use it or not! I work in a library so even my job is book related.
- Go to the gym/Exercise at home to build fitness.
- Save as much money as possible to potentially look at mortgages.
- Try to learn another language.
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
I have quite a few books that I have owned for year that are still sitting unread on my shelves but this question I’m going to go with a series and that is, The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve had all four books in this series on my shelves for years and yet I still haven’t read them so 2021 is the year I finally take them off one at a time and read them.
And that’s the end of the tag, this one is quite short and sweet.
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