2021 Reading Challenges

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2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Lark of The Bookwyrm’s Hoard has read 0 books toward her goal of 180 books.
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I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal at 180 books for 2021. That seems to be about the average I can manage, year to year.

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2021

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2021

Host: Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Progress: 0/15 (0%)
1 January, 2021 — 6 January, 2022
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I host The Backlist Reader Challenge 2021, so of course I’m participating again this year. My goal is to read 15 books published in 2019 or earlier that have been on my TBR list (on Goodreads) for a while, with an emphasis on books I have been given as well as older ARCs. My secondary goal is to actually post reviews for all of them… or at least most of them.

Below are the books I have read but not yet reviewed. Books marked with a * are books I reread, but haven’t read in more than 10 years and had largely forgotten.

  1. Knitting Without Tears (Elizabeth Zimmerman)
  2. Amendment of Life (Catherine Aird)
  3. The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes (Leonard Goldberg)
  4. Vogue Dictionary of Knitting Stitches
  5. The Tea Dragon Society (Katie O’Neill)
  6. Last Writes (Catherine Aird)

Audiobook Challenge 2021

Audiobook Challenge 2021

Host: Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
1 January, 2021 — 31 December, 2021
In Progress

None yet!

I’m participating in the Audiobook Challenge 2021, hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. This year, I’m aiming for the Weekend Warrior level of 5-10 audiobooks.

Below are the books I have read but not yet reviewed. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before.

  • The Windsor Knot (S. J. Bennett)
  • Binti (Nnedi Okorafor) – currently hibernating

COYER Seasons 2021: Winter

COYER Seasons 2021: Winter

Host: Berls & Michelle @ Because Reading
Progress: 1/4 (25%)
1 January, 2020 — 28 February, 2021
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  1. An Extravagant Death by Charles Finch

Winter Season: January 1 – February 28. My goal was to read and review at least 4 of my January and February ARCs, plus any other qualifying books. (Qualifying books are ebooks you own that cost under $1.99, and audiobooks you own that cost under $5.)

COYER Seasons 2021: Spring

COYER Seasons 2021: Spring

Host: Berls & Michelle @ Because Reading
Progress: 0/5 (0%)
1 March, 2021 — 23 June, 2021
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None yet!

Spring Season: March 1 – June 23. My goal is to read and review at least 5 qualifying books. (Qualifying books are ebooks that cost under $1.99, and physical books and audiobooks that cost under $5. This season, library books are allowed.)

Below are the books I have read but not yet reviewed for the Spring COYER Seasons challenge, or books which I have reviewed previously on the blog:

Additional Goals

I want to read and review at least some of my backlog of review copies. (As a bonus, they will all count for COYER Seasons, and the 2019 books will count for The Backlist Reader Challenge.

I want to read more of my own books, especially books that were given to me, or books recommended by close friends and family.

I want to be better about reviewing generally. For some reason, I have been in a major reviewing slump for a while now. I hope it’s just inertia, and that I can do better this year. However, I am not setting a specific goal; the quarantimes blues are still a thing, after all.

I want to read more diversely. Books by and about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) people; LGBTQIA+ people; people of non-Christian religious faiths; people with disabilities or mental illness.