Looking Back on my 2021 Goals (And Looking Forward to 2022 Goals!)

Hello and welcome back to this blog where I sporadically share my thoughts with the rest of the world.

Today marks a week since we entered the New Year, so I thought it was high time I updated you on how my 2021 goals went, and tell you all about my 2022 goals.

All right, let’s get into it! First up…

What were my 2021 Goals (and did I achieve them?)

Reading Goals

Read 80 Books (this is going to be my official Goodreads goal! But I’ll be sort of aiming for 100 books)

I ended up reading 109 books! So, kinda smashed this goal, if I do say so myself.

Read more diverse fiction (particularly with a focus on Ownvoice disabled books. I’ve got a list!)

I mean…kinda? I read pretty diversely in terms of settings and POC characters, but the disability rep was sadly lacking. Maybe this year?

Complete a Lord of the Rings reread and finish those childhood faves.

I did a LOTR reread and I did reread some of those childhood faves, but I’m still not finished with them yet!

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Best Reads of 2021 (Part 2)

We’re back again today with Part 2 of my favourite reads of 2021 (part 1 can be found here).

I read a lot of books in 2021, and the majority of them were really good. But there were a couple that just stood out from the crowd. These are the five stars out of the five stars. The books that I know will be going on my reread lists in the coming years.

If you want to see a more comprehensive view of all the books (good and bad) that I read last year, you can take a look at my Year in Books . Also, I will note that I’m not including rereads on this list, even though all my rereads were five stars, simply because I’ve gushed about those books in other posts (such as 2020 and 2019) and this post is already monstrous.

Let’s get into it!

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Best Reads of 2021 (part 1)

A few days ago, we examined my least favourite books of 2021, but today we’re going more positive and looking at my favourite reads!

I read a lot of books in 2021, and the majority of them were really good. But there were a couple that just stood out from the crowd. These are the five stars out of the five stars. The books that I know will be going on my reread lists in the coming years.

If you want to see a more comprehensive view of all the books (good and bad) that I read last year, you can take a look at my Year in Books . Also, I will note that I’m not including rereads on this list, even though all my rereads were five stars, simply because I’ve gushed about those books in other posts (such as 2020 and 2019) and this post is already monstrous.

Without further ado, let’s get into it!

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2020’s Best Reads (Books That Made 2020 a Better Experience)

Yesterday, we went through my least favourite reads of the year, but today we’re dropping the negativity and looking at my favourite reads of 2020.

Probably the first thing you’ll notice on here is that there is a lot of non-fiction! I loved reading so much non-fiction this year and it made up a good chunk of my 2020 reads. You’ll also notice there’s a lot of adult on here! I’ve been reading the odd adult book here and there since I was about fourteen or fifteen, but this year was the first year I really got into reading adult and, surprisingly, I really enjoyed most of them!

Anyway, these are my five star, and high four star reads! Let’s get into them!

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