My 2021 Bookish Resolutions: How did I do?

Hello readers!

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:

Bookish Goals for 2021

Backlisted Books I Want to Read in 2021

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:

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – read
  2. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Marquez – read
  3. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie – not read
  4. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin – read
  5. Tupinilândia by Samir Machado de Machado – read
  6. 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.

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