Mid-Year Mash-Up

New Years resolutions have never been something I’ve really taken seriously.  Over the years, I’ve started various diets and exercise regimens, made plans for visiting new places, and promised to cut back on my excessive cussing, only to have things fall apart within weeks of the new year.

But a resolution that involves more reading?  Now that’s something I can do!

Since 2021 is officially past the halfway mark, I thought I’d share my progress on my personal reading challenges for the year.   My 20 Plus 1 For 2021 is moving right along.  I’ve finished eleven of the books on that list, plus I’ve made a dent on my “Plus 1” selection, The Crimson Petal and the White.   For my yearly Goodreads reading challenge, I put my goal at 150 books.  So far, my total is 89, with 23,898 pages read!  No wonder I’m feeling a bit tired!

One of my Goodreads groups created a scavenger hunt for 2021, with 49 prompts ranging from reading a book with a mostly white cover to name a non-book item on your bookshelf.  At last check I’ve completed 23, but I haven’t updated it for a few weeks so that number will go up a bit.  (And if anyone has a recommendation for an author with the initials G.M. that’s not a) a romance author or b)  Graham Masterton, please let me know!!)

And as for the rest of 2021?  Besides finishing these challenges, I’ll be starting my yearly 31 Books for Halloween in early September.  Thanks to my NightWorms subscription and great recommendations (plus a lot of Kindle freebies!!) I have plenty of full length and short stories/novellas to choose from.  Can’t wait to start this one!

What have you been reading?  Did you make any bookish goals for 2021?  Drop me a line and let’s talk books!

Stay safe and Happy Reading!

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