ThursTag: The New Year’s Book Tag

It’s the first Thursday of 2021, so that must mean it’s time for my first ThursTag of the year! Today I’m sharing a tag I saw on Kelly’s Rambles.

How many books are you planning to read in 2021?

As many as I can? I have set my goal on StoryGraph to 100 books, which is achievable for me. Honestly though, I will be happy with any number of books read over the year as long as I continue to enjoy reading.

Name 5 books you wanted to read in 2020 that you will prioritise in 2021.

So, Many. Books. Off the top of my head:

  • The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson
  • Owl and the Lost Boy by Amy Wilson
  • Victoria Stich: Bad and Glittering by Harriet Muncaster
  • Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D Jackson
  • The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton

Name 5 2021 releases you are highly anticipating.

All of them! There is so much I am excited for in 2021. A few are:

  • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forman
  • Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart
  • Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
  • Afterlove by Tanya Byrne

What genre would you like to read more of?

I never have specific genre goals in terms of my reading. At the moment I am really enjoying fantasy novels though. And I would like to include a little more non-fiction on subjects I’m interested in; I read more non-fiction in 2020 and really enjoyed what I read. I’m particularly interested in reading more on gender, mental health and intersectional feminism if anyone has any recommendations for books in those areas that are accessible and interesting!

What book has forever been on your shelf that you will read in 2021?

I have so many books that could fit this category! One that I really want to pick up, and am disappointed in myself that I haven’t yet, is Jungledrop by Abi Elphinstone.

Set 3 non-bookish goals for 2021

Non-bookish goals are so much harder than regular goals! I’m not a big person for setting new year goals or resolutions, but three things that are not bookish that I want to achieve this year are:

  • Running – I tried to take this up during the first lockdown of 2020, but then injured myself and ended up in physio, got our of physio and had a huge asthma flare. I’ve managed to get out three times since then. But I really enjoyed running, it was good for my physical and mental health and I am determined to get back into it.
  • Improve my sleep – this is a perpetual goal for me. There are a number of reasons I am generally a terrible sleeper, but I want to get myself into a routine of doing the things I know that help, and working on better routines to help this.
  • Go outside more– 2020 made it so easy to stay home all the time, between lockdowns and my kid walking himself home from school. I need to make more effort to go out in the fresh air, even if that’s only having a cup of tea outside (as inspired by the lovely Alice Broadway)

Have you done this tag? Share your links with me if you have? What non-bookish goals are you setting yourself this year?

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  1. I haven’t read any of your most anticipated reads so I look forward to hearing more about them.
    I don’t have any real non bookish goals, e cept maybe to start keeping a journal of sorts again (though we’re a week in and I font even have a book to write in!) . I do miss running, but it’s not likely to happen again any time soon – good luck getting back into it!

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    1. Running is going badly at the moment because the cold air is really bad for my asthma, but I’m hoping it’ll warm up enough soon. I love the idea of journals, but aside from my bullet journal, I’m always terrible at keeping them up – good luck if you decide to do it!

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      1. Thanks! I’m always terrible at doing them consistently too, but I do find them enjoyable and relaxing when I get into the habit! We’ll see!
        Hope ut warms up ebough for you to get out on some runs soon!

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