2021 Reading Challenge


My Goodreads Reading Challenge 2021

Welcome Readers!

At the beginning of 2021 I set myself the challenge of reading 105 books for the year. I read 103 books in 2020 and my goal was 100. In 2019 I set a goal of 55 books and I managed to read 105 books – so I know I can do it!

old ladies reading
old ladies reading under the table – looks like fun!

January 2021 (10 books)

  1. Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2* (bookclub)
  2. Bombproof – Michael Robotham 4* (#2 in Joseph O’Loughlin series)
  3. Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver 2*
  4. Searching for Charlotte – Kate Forsyth 4*
  5. Daring Greatly – Brene Brown 3*
  6. Fearless – Fiona Higgins 4*
  7. Wuthering Heights– Emily Bronte (Online bookclub) 4*
  8. The Godmothers – Monica McInerney (bookclub) 5*
  9. The Pull of the Stars – Emma Donoghue 4*
  10. Shatter – Michael Robotham 4* (#3 in Joseph O’Loughlin series)

February 2021 (10 books)

  1. Charlotte Pass – Christine Lee 4*
  2. Bleed for me – Michael Robotham (#4 in Joseph O’Loughlin series) 4*
  3. The Wreckage – Michael Robotham (#5 in Joseph O’Loughlin series) 4*
  4. Brody Cody and the Haunted Vacation House – Toni Pike 5*
  5. Hamnet – Maggie O’Farrell 5*
  6. Myrren’s Gift – Fiona McIntosh 4*
  7. Sam Bloom: Heartache and Birdsong – Bradley Trevor Greive 5*
  8. The Secrets we Kept – Lara Prescott (bookclub) 4*
  9. The Natural Way of Things – Charlotte Wood 3*
  10. The Blue Day Book – Bradley Trevor Greive 5*
book club fun
book club fun

March 2021

  1. Penguin Bloom – Cameron Bloom 5*
  2. Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte
  3. The Quickening Trilogy – Fiona McIntosh 4*
  4. Escape to Curlew Cottage – Joanne Tracey 5*
  5. In an Instant – Suzanne Redfearn 5*
  6. The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson
  7. Women of a Certain Rage – Liz Byrski
  8. The Spill – Imbi Neeme 3*
  9. Tapestry – Fiona McIntosh

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I have included links to Goodreads on each of these titles, so if you want more information on what the book is about, click the title and away you go! I read a wide range….just saying!

Please note I will bold all of my 5* star ratings – I’m fairly strict with what I give 5 stars to, so you can be assured that these are my favourites.

My rating code: 1* did not finish/terrible; 2* OK; 3* enjoyable; 4* really good ; 5* excellent

Let’s see how many I get up to this year! I don’t set any rules or follow any plans, I just read what I feel like, what friends have recommended and what takes my eye. I rarely start a book and not finish it, but it does happen sometimes!

Are you on Goodreads? – you can join me 🙂

My wrap-up post for my 2020 challenge is here:

Reading my way through 2020 – Reading Challenge and Top Reads

You can find my lists for 2019, 201820172016 and my 2014/2015 books by clicking on the links.

Every now and again I do a Friday Fiction post just to keep updating my reading collections!

I’d love to hear what you’re reading too. And any recommendations are always welcome 🙂

Deb xx


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