2021 Reading Challenge
I received some book tokens at Christmas so have a goodly sum to spend on some new books and I pre-ordered the new Richard Osman book last month. I've decided that that will be my limit for buying new books in 2021 as I have more than enough in the bookcase and on the Kindle to last me the entire year and longer, and I know my sister will continue to pass her books on to me as well. There is also the library where I'd like to get back to borrowing some books every month - it's a valuable resource and if we don't use it, we'll lose it. I don't know what the lending arrangements for tier 2 restrictions are though, so will need to investigate.
I've looked at what I currently have available at home and have chosen possibilities for the first three months:
- January (literary fiction) - The Binding by Bridget Collins or The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
- February (biography/autobiography) - Instrumental by James Rhodes
- March (historical fiction) - Tidelands by Philippa Gregory or Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
You have a fun reading plan. I just wing it which works best for me. As long as we are reading we are happy, right? I like the illustrations with your post.ReplyDelete
I originally settled on this reading challenge as a replacement for the book group I'd stopped organising. It didn't really fill the gap though I am more hopeful this year as I am starting out with different expectations.Delete
What sort of books do you like reading?
I'm glad to see that you are going to try the reading challenge, again. Good luck with it! My reading challenge should be to go through and see which books I can declutter! LOL!ReplyDelete
Thanks Bless. I think I will do better this year.Delete
Good luck with the decluttering if you do decide to attempt getting rid of some books.
Oooh, I didn't know there was a new Osman. Thanks very much for the info. It sounds like a great challenge - fifty two books is quite a lot of reading! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
I think the new Osman book is released in September 2021.Delete
52 books in a year is doable. I used to read this amount and more but haven't done as well over the last couple of years ... time to put that right!
I like the photos you have used for this post. I tried a similar challenge last year, so I'll take note of the categories again for 2021.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping to make more time for reading properly this year, and less time scrolling through social media or watching repeats on TV. That's the plan anyway. Good luck if you do decide to follow the challenge.Delete
Oh I always stink at reading challenges that specify the type of book I need to read, and if I choose books ahead of time, I invariably read something else. I am setting a 50 book challenge again for 2021. I had upped my goal to 75 for 2020, but I had a very hard time concentrating on reading and am currently at 48 - but about 3/4 of those have been audiobooks this year, including re-reading a whole spy series because some familiar seemed comforting. I think a book a week is a splendid pace (but I know I won't read during the last half of December in any year.) I hope you enjoy the variety the challenge has set for you.ReplyDelete
I thought this type of challenge would encourage me to expand my reading choices, which was my original reason for starting the book group. When I stopped the book group, this seemed like a good replacement.Delete
I've checked through the bookcase to see what I have available but am okay with the fact that I will most likely change my mind when it's time to actually read my monthly choice!
Good luck with your aim to read 50 book in the year. We'll have to compare progress!
That's an interesting challenge! I did the Goodreads Challenge and challenged myself to read 100 books - I managed that and then some. I'm not sure I'd be much good at that challenge though as the type of books I tend to read depends on my mood. If I'm feeling down I want something happy and cheery to lift me up, light-hearted and fun.ReplyDelete
Wow, well done on reading 100+ books in a year.Delete
With this challenge you can change the genres/months if there's any you don't like or if you maybe fancy reading something else, but I will stick to the plan as much as I can.
At some point this year I lost track of the reading challenge and forgot all about it. Ah, well... Enjoy your book selections :)ReplyDelete
I gave up on it last year and I'm not sure why. I'll try again this time but will abandon it if I think it is putting me off of reading.Delete