Look at me, finally trying to catch up on some tags, haha. I figured I should probably get to this one before the end of the first month of the year 😅 I think I’m still recovering from my blogging slump, not gonna lie. And I, of course, overcommitted myself for January, so ya girl is scrambling! I’m getting to a good place, though, and I’m trying to not bury myself in blog tours and review requests for the next few months so I can kind of relax a bit. I’ll find that balance eventually!
Today, I’ll be doing the New Year Book Tag, which is all about talking about what bookish things I’ll be doing in 2021. I was tagged by the lovely Ashlee @ Books Are 42. Ashlee is a wonderful blogger and I absolutely love her blog name! You should definitely check her out when you have the chance. I promise you won’t be disappointed. I’m sorry it took me forever to get to this, Ashlee!
Now, let’s get to the tag!
How Many Books Are You Planning on Reading in 2021?
Since I’ve been tracking my reading on Goodreads, I’ve had a thing where I will up my Goodreads goal by at least five if I achieve it. I set my goal for 60 in 2020 and ended up reading over 75 books. Then I noticed I read over 75 books in 2019, as well. So, instead of just bumping it up the usual five, I’ve decided to set my 2021 reading goal at 75 books. It’s clearly doable!
Name Five Books You Didn’t Get to Read in 2020 But Want to Make a Priority in 2021?
- A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton
- Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
- Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
- You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
- The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Name a Genre You Want to Read More of in 2021?
I want to try and read more non-fiction and romance this year. These are two genres that I’ve dipped my toe into, but haven’t truly explored. I haven’t figure what does (and doesn’t) work for me in these genres yet, so I would love to read more and found out what I like! I know that I tend to like non-fiction that read more like a novel than a text book. I know I like romances that feel like I’m watching a rom-com… even though I hate rom-coms 😂 I dunno, it just works better in book form for me! Beyond that, though, I don’t really know the tropes I like in romance or the non-fiction topics that really capture my attention.
Any suggestions are, of course, most welcome 💖
Three Non-Book Related Goals for 2021
- Set up a chore list/schedule and stick to it
- Go for more walks/be more active
- Paint the 13 y/o’s room!
What’s a Book You’ve Had Forever That You Still Need to Read?
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
I think this is literally the oldest book (if we’re considering when it was purchased, no published) that I own. It actually used to be my mom’s book and I kind of “borrowed” it when I moved out 😂 Don’t worry, y’all… she wasn’t all that attached to it, anyways. That means I’ve owned this book since, at the very least, 2004 and I have yet to actually read it. Heh. I will get to it eventually!
One Word That You Hope 2021 Will Be?
Organized. I really need to get organized in not only my blogging life, but my personal life! I’m hoping I can get that accomplished this year.
Seeming as January is almost over and most everyone has already done this tag, I’m not tagging anyone specifically. However, if you haven’t done this tag and you think it looks fun, consider yourself tagged by me! And drop a link here so I can see your answers, as well 💖 That’s all from me for today. I hope you all are having a great week!
And, as always, happy reading!