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  • Writer's pictureEricka Marie

2021: The Year for Reading

Updated: Jan 3, 2021

At 12:02 AM, there I was, with fireworks exploding outside of my window, refreshing my Goodreads app. The new year was upon us and I was eager to set my reading goal for the year. As I look back on the goals I’ve set in the past, the dumpster fire that was 2020, still proved to be the best reading year for me. I finished off with completing 81 books, demolishing my original goal of 50 and my mid-year renewed goal of 75.

January, in the past, has always been good to most. We are the most driven and dedicated during this time. Fueled by the strong finish I had at the end of 2020, I’m eager to get started on my goals for this year.

Here are my reading/bookish goals for the year:

  • Read 50-100 books

  • Read 25% of the books I currently own

  • Do quarterly unhauls to donate books I disliked or books I don’t see myself getting to anytime soon

  • Diversify my reading: read books by indigenous authors/more mystery and suspense

  • Read more novellas

  • Complete my Harry Potter re-read

  • Utilize my public library more

  • Write book reviews

If you’re interested, here is my January TBR:

From my personal library:

  • The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (my winter book club pick)

  • The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by VE Schwab (the book I regret not finishing in 2020)

  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb (my non-fiction pick for the month)

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (this is a re-read/comfort read for me. I will be listening to the audiobook while leafing through the illustrated edition.)

From the public library:

  • Long Way Down (Graphic novel) by Jason Reynolds

  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

  • The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

What are some of your reading goals for this year? What's on your January TBR?

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