Today I wanted to look back my reading goals for 2021 and check how I did so far. There is a bit of time left with more than 20 days to go but at this point I feel like I know more or less what I’ll read and it won’t change this post a lot.
I talked about my goals for 2021 on the posts below:
So, compiling all the goals together, we have:
1) Read 50-100 books
I guess I technically failed because…. I ended up reading way over 100 books. I’m above 150 books read at this point. Oops.
2) Read at least 10 Brazilian books
I thought this would be much harder, but especially after creating a book club with my Brazilian family, this got done pretty quickly! By August or so I had completed the challenge. At this point I’ve read 14 books!
3) Read more science non-fiction
I did not read a whole lot of this but I enjoyed all of the science books I picked up. I am not sure what “more” means? So I guess I did end up reading more because last year I read two science books (one an autobiography and another a history one, so I feel like this year’s books are actually more science-y) and this year I picked up three.
4) Read at least 10 Latin American (non-Brazilian) books
I just BARELY made it! 10 books exactly. Actually proud of myself here, because together with the Brazilian books I read 24 Latin American books this year, most of which are not written originally in English.
5) Read more classics
My objective for 2021 was at least 8 books and I read:
I completed this challenge! Very proud of this one, I got to read a lot of books I’ve been meaning to for the longest time.
6) Get my TBR below 100 books
I started the year with 160 books on my TBR. I met this goal in September! It was sitting pretty at 92 until I got approved for a bunch of eARCs and so now it’s at 98. So. Still a win!
7) Read the following backlisted titles:
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – read
- Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez – read
- Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie – not read
- The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin – read
- Tupinilândia by Samir Machado de Machado – read
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – read
I haven’t read the Kamila Shamsie yet and I doubt I’ll read it until the year is out. Pity! But quite content that I got to the other 5 books, that’s actually pretty cool.