2021 Reading Goals Update: February

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 seven books from the library, some borrowed through Overdrive to read on my Kindle or physical books. I check out a LOT of books 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 just picked up 26 books the other day. My library has three week checkouts for books, and I’d say I’ll get to three or four of them in the next three weeks.

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 a gazillion books at work, but have only reviewed 26 of them.

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 37 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 #NetGalley ARC Review #TheLastTiara by M.J. Rose
  9. Poetry
  10. A 2020 Bestseller The Midnight Library (review to come next month)
  11. Recommended by a Colleague Anxious People (review to come next month)
  12. With a Number in the Title
  13. Bottom of Your To-Read List
  14. Reread a Favorite Book: #AllCreaturesGreatandSmall Book and #PBSMasterpiece Review
  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 The Duke and I (Bridgertons) Did not review.
  20. A Book That Makes You Think
  21. A WWII Story The Last Correspondent by Soraya M Lane (review to come next month)
  22. A Highly Anticipated Book Just As I Am by Cecily Tyson (review to come next month)
  23. Eye-Catching Cover From Blood and Ashes by Jennifer L. Armentrout (review to come next month)
  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 #ReesesBookClub #TheGuestList by Lucy Foley
  28. A Book About Friendship Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Whistle Stop, AL #1) by Fannie Flagg
  29. An Audiobook The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
  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 That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life by Garrison Keillor
  35. Childhood Favorite The Clue in the Jewel Box (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #20)
  36. Classic Read in High School #AllCreaturesGreatandSmall Book and #PBSMasterpiece Review
  37. Borrowed from the Library #ReesesBookClub Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  38. Nonfiction New York Times Bestseller
  39. From an Indie Publisher
  40. Fantasy Spellbreaker by Charles M. Holmberg
  41. A Sequel The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop (Whistle Stop, AL #2) by Fannie Flagg
  42. Recommended by a Librarian
  43. Psychological Thriller
  44. Book Club Pick
  45. A Book About Technology No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram (review to come next month)
  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?


  1. I set myself a bunch of challenges at the start of the year and I am doing good with one of them (books that I wanted to read last year) but not so good with others. I had a monthly mini challenge going and I don’t think I’ve managed that at all so far!

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  2. Wow, this is some great progress on all of your challenge! I’ve wanted to do challenges similar to the last one you’re doing, but as far as what I want to read I feel like I always stray from my intentions!

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