As I think about my reading in 2021, I’ve set a few goals.
One is a goal for number of books via Goodreads, where I’m aiming for 60 total books read. I’ve mostly hit that number for some years… except in 2020 when all bets were off!
Another is to read all or most of the books I’ve accrued on my Net Galley account! Doesn’t mean I won’t add more, but maybe I can catch up with some of my backlist! (I’ve actually kept my percentage pretty high, which is something.)
Finally, I chose a hosted reading challenge. I considered several, but wanted to keep it really simple and flexible this year. So, I will be participating in:
This mother-daughter duo is in their fourth year of this challenge, and it’s a popular one! I chose it because the challenge is for 26 books, which gives me plenty of room for other reading through the year, plus it’s a good balance of direction vs. flexibility for the challenge books! They’re also offering some mini challenges, one for each month… I may hit a few of those, but they won’t be my focus.
This will be my running post that I will update and link back to throughout the year. Below, I’ll list the alphabetical challenge and continue to come back and add books as I check letter off the list. Bookmark this, and check back anytime to see my progress! (If I have a review here on the blog I’ll link it after the title… otherwise you can check out my Goodreads page for ratings!)
The Biblio Blonde’s A to Z Challenge Titles!
B: The Book of Candlelight by Ellery Adams
D: Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel
F: Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan (Review)
I: Ink & Shadows by Ellery Adams
S: The Secret, Book, & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
T: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
W: The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams
And, the monthly mini challenges, which I’ll update if I complete:
JANUARY – A book you purchased in 2020 but didn’t read (Don’t Overthink It)
FEBRUARY – A book with non-romantic love (siblings, parent-child, friendships) (The Secret, Book, & Scone Society – women’s friendships)
MARCH – A book written by a person of a different race than you
APRIL – A book with an Autistic main character (April is Autism Awareness)
MAY – A book about a nurse (Nat. Nurses Week 2021 is May 6-12)
JUNE – A co-written book (2 authors)
JULY – A Christmas book (Christmas in July!)
AUGUST – A book by an Indie author (self-published or independent)
SEPTEMBER – A memoir/biography
OCTOBER – A book written by a new-to-you author
NOVEMBER – A book outside your normal genre
DECEMBER – A backlist title (published BEFORE Jan 1, 2021
Feel free to join in the fun! If you have any great suggestions for those tougher letters, or for the monthly challenges, drop them in the comments! Happy reading!