2021 Reading Goals Update: January

To start off the new year, I decided to sign up for four reading challenges. It seems like a lot, but in reality, there’s a lot of crossover so it’s not as daunting as I expected. How am I doing so far?

First is the Library Love Reading Challenge. My goal was to read at least 36 books to make me an Overdrive Junkie. So far, I’ve read three books from the library, all borrowed through Overdrive to read on my Kindle. This does not bode well for all the physical books I check out on a regular basis but can never seem to get to, and I end up having to return them because somebody else wants them. I’m due to pick up more books this week, including several of the newly announced children’s books award winners and honorable mentions for 2021, so hopefully I can get to some of those.

Next is the 2021 Audibook Challenge. My goal was Marathoner, or listening to 50+ books. Since I can listen to audiobooks at work, this has been no problem. So far I’ve listened to about 15 books, but have only reviewed eight this month. I’ve been writing reviews all weekend of the other audiobooks I’ve finished and have most of February scheduled already!

Next is my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2021. My goal is to read or listen to 100 books. I don’t post my books on Goodreads until I’ve reviewed them here on the blog, so it’s not the most accurate depiction of how many books I’ve read because some were read or listened to at the tail end of 2020. Currently my stats say I’m at 19 books.

Next is the 2021 Reading Challenge: 52 Weeks, 52 Books There are specific categories for this one:

Reading Challenge 2021

  1. A Productivity Book
  2. Book Becoming a Movie in 2021
  3. Goodreads Winner in 2021
  4. Biography
  5. About a Pressing Social Issue’
  6. A Book About Books
  7. Set in the 1920s
  8. An Author Who Uses Initials
  9. Poetry
  10. A 2020 Bestseller
  11. Recommended by a Colleague
  12. With a Number in the Title
  13. Bottom of Your To-Read List
  14. Reread a Favorite Book: All Creatures Great and Small (review to come tomorrow!)
  15. Own Voices Story
  16. Published in the 1800s
  17. Local Author
  18. Longer Than 400 Pages: Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy by Larry Tye
  19. A Book Turned Into a TV Series All Creatures Great and Small, The Duke and I (Bridgertons)
  20. A Book That Makes You Think
  21. A WWII Story
  22. A Highly Anticipated Book
  23. Eye-Catching Cover
  24. A Summer Read
  25. Coming of Age Story
  26. Bestselling Memoir No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox
  27. Book Club Favorite
  28. A Book About Friendship
  29. An Audiobook
  30. Set in Australia When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal (Okay, so it’s New Zealand, but that’s pretty close)
  31. By a Nobel Prize winner
  32. About an Immigrant
  33. Time Travel Novel
  34. An Author You Love
  35. Childhood Favorite The Clue in the Jewel Box (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #20)
  36. Classic Read in High School All Creatures Great and Small
  37. Borrowed from the Library
  38. Nonfiction New York Times Bestseller
  39. From an Indie Publisher
  40. Fantasy Spellbreaker by Charles M. Holmberg
  41. A Sequel
  42. Recommended by a Librarian
  43. Psychological Thriller
  44. Book Club Pick
  45. A Book About Technology
  46. Title with Three Words #NetGalley ARC Review #TheLastTiara by M.J. Rose
  47. Debut Novel of Famous Author
  48. Genre You Don’t Usually Read
  49. A Book Everyone Is Talking About
  50. You Own But Haven’t Read
  51. Borrowed from a Friend
  52. A 2021 New Release

So far so good. How are you doing on your reading challenges?


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