I know I did a few book tags around Christmas, but here’s one especially for the new year. As much as I can, I’m trying to embrace this year and roll with the punches. Thanks to Fiona over at Fi’s Bibliofiles for tagging me in this tag that was originally from over at Geeky Galaxy.
How many books are you planning on reading in 2021?
My Good Reads target is 100 this year. Last year I managed just under 80 on there but I didn’t know until fairly recently that you could put in ARCs, so that combined with the time taken up with the books I DNF means I must have read close to this year’s target. Last year was actually the first year I properly tried to track my reading – I know that’s a bit of a stunning confession from a book blogger – and I had to increase my target a few times, as I surprised myself with how many books I was able to read. SO we’ll see how we go.
Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2020 but want to make a priority in 2021
I absolutely want to read more of the Shadow Hunters series. I’ve read City of Bones and City of Ashes (review coming soon) so I would say that at the very least I need to finish this part of the collection! House of Trelawney goes on the list, and I want to finish the STAGS series. I also want to give reading Throne of Glass another go after loving ACOTAR so much.
Name a genre you want to read more of in 2021
I think I’m going to say fantasy. Last year was my first real adventure into reading fantasy since the days of reading Harry Potter and I loved it.
Three non-book related goals for 2021
I want to finish more of my half finished crochet projects. I’ve got a lot of project bags that have half started projects, and this year I’m really trying to focus on those rather than starting new projects until at least some of those are done.
I’m in the middle of trauma therapy at the moment, and so I want to try and find a way to make time for myself in some possible way while we’re all in a lockdown situation. I’m doing my best, and part of that does come through my books and reading, but there’s other things I can do too.
Finally I am absolutely set on wanting to finish the first draft of my novel. It’s been on pause since my health took a bit of a dip, but I really want to get it done, so I can really work on it properly. My husband bought me a load of bits and pieces to help me for this for Christmas, so I’m really going to knuckle down and do it.
What’s a book you’ve had forever and still need to read?
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. I’ve had this both on my Kindle and in paperback for far too long and the thing is I KNOW I’m going to love it! I love long books too, so it’s not even being put off by the size of it. I just need to sit down and read it.
One word that you hope 2021 will be?
Calm. 2020 was so intense in so many ways. I’m hoping I can find a little bubble of calm even if the world is still… well. You know.
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