Happy (belated) New Year! We can only hope that 2021 won’t be a raging dumpster fire like 2020.
How many books are you planning to read in 2021?
my goodreads goal is 50 books, which is up from 0 books last year because I started this blog (and my goodreads account) in September of 2020. Back then, I just wanted to see how far I could get. Now I want to see if I can push myself.
Name 5 books you didn’t get to last year but want to make a priority in 2021.
Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski — I’ve had this book on my TBR before I had a formal goodreads TBR. The witcher video games mean a lot to me, and I love the new Netflix series, so it stands to reason that I need to read the books!
The Tao of Raven: An Alaskan Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes — a book that I started in 2020, was definitely enjoying, but didn’t finish for pandemic-related reasons.
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos — a physical book I hauled in September of 2020 but ended up not reading.
The Perfect Assassin by K. A. Doore — another physical book I hauled in 2020 but ended up not reading.
Lastly, this isn’t a singular book, but way back through the summer of 2020 I had an idea for a project called “Read Across the Globe” where I would read books showcasing contemporary life in as many different countries as possible. I bought a bunch of books for it, but ended up just mood-reading my way through the remainder of 2020 with nothing more than an occasional glance at my RAtG stack.
What genre do you want to read more of?
I definitely want to try reading more memoirs. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen ended up being my favorite book of 2020, and that’s a travel memoir.
What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?
I won an Instagram giveaway and received a copy of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini, but have I even opened it? …No. I feel horrible.
One word that you’re hoping will describe 2021?
Do you know the ancient curse, “may you live in interesting times”?
I want 2021 to be uninteresting. In later centuries the historians will find nothing of note that occurred during this year, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief and return to our work of repairing the world.
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