Reading Challenge 2021

My reading challenge 2021 follows the success of the 2020 reading challenge. While I didn’t achieve my target last year because of lockdown fatigue, I still got through some books.

You can check out last year’s books at Reading Challenge & Goals for 2020.

A reading challenge helps you diversify your repertoire and improve your writing skills.

Most people join group reading challenges but I prefer my own so as not to put undue pressure on myself to meet an unachievable goal.

I realize this post is about 6 months late but I’ve been reading behind the lines so don’t think I’m starting the reading challenge mid-year.

Reading Challenge 2021

What’s a Reading Challenge?

A reading challenge is a goal to complete a certain number of books in a set time. The deadline could be weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly.

It depends on you and your goals. You can join a reading challenge group (there are many online) or you can set your own personal reading challenge.

Reading broadens your perspective on life, increases your vocabulary and conversational skills, provides a great escape, and makes you a better writer.

Reading Challenge 2021

For my reading challenge 2021, I’m reading a broad range of books but focusing on what I love most, suspense and thrillers.

I don’t really pick book sizes. I just pick books based on the premise irrespective of the size so I have a variety of books on my list at any given time.

What’s on Reading Challenge 2021 List?

Here are all the books in my reading challenge 2021.

  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama – 3/5
  2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King – 3.5/5
  3. Cemetery Road by Greg Iles – 4/5
  4. Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker – 2/5 (a very important question that makes the whole plot fall apart was not answered in this book. I find this quite irritating).
  5. Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham – 3/5
  6. His & Hers by Alice Feeney2/5 (needs TWs)
  7. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben – 3/5
  8. Outfox by Sandra Brown – DNF at 30%. This was quite a chore.
  9. The Chain by Adrian McKinty – 3/5
  10. The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton – 3/5
  11. The Good Guy by Dean Koontz – 3.5/5
  12. Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs – 3/5
  13. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – 3/5

You can buy any of these books at my store HERE. Buying through supports local, independent bookstores.

If you feel like you’d do better with a reading challenge as part of a group, check out a compilation of over 50 2021 reading challenges HERE.

What are some of your reading goals and challenges for 2021?

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