The New Year Book Tag 2021

My friend Hâf @ Library Looter tagged me to do this tag, and I thought it would be a fun one to do this month. I didn’t write a post about 2021 goals this year, because I don’t really have any, but this way, you still get an idea of my reading plans for 2021.

How many books are you planning to read this year?

In 2019, I read 450 books, and in 2020, I ended up reading 387. I didn’t want to pressure myself too much in 2021, so I set my goal to 300, but I might raise it later in the year – I would like to read at least a book a day again this year. So far, I’m on track for that to happen, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep this up! I want it to stay fun though and not feel like an obligation, hence the lower goal.

Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2020, but want to make a priority in 2021?

There are lots of books I hoped to read in 2020, but the main ones I’m hoping to get to are:

  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
  • Furia by Yamile Saied Mendéz
  • Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
  • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
The Gilded Ones (Deathless, #1)

Name a genre you want to read more of in 2021?

If I have one goal in 2021, it is to branch out more in terms of what I’m reading. I mainly want to read more middlegrade of any genre (but especially contemporary).

I’ve gotten really into romance over the past few years, but I’ve only been reading contemporary romance. So I would really like to get into historical romance, as well as read a few cosy mysteries.

On top of this, I would like to get back into reading literary fiction occasionally. There are quite a few books that really appeal to me and hopefully I’ll be able to actually read them.

Three non-book related goals for 2021?

Like I said, I didn’t actually set any goals for myself but I would like to go outside more, as well as pick up a new hobby. (Maybe cook and bake more often?!) A more general goal is to continue my healing process; I’m still recovering from depression and learning how to deal with my anxiety and I’m definitely still noticing improvement and I would like for that to continue. Honestly though, I’m gonna need covid to leave for that because the pandemic has made it really hard for me to work on my mental health, as it entails going outside more and being more active.

What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

I’ve been wanting to read Descendant of the Crane by Joan He since it came out, and I finally want to read it this year.

Descendant of the Crane

Do you have any goals for 2021? What are you hoping to read?


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