Saturday, January 02, 2021

New Year, A New Tradition?

Maybe. 

I read 48 books in 2020 and I set the same goal for me in 2021, but as in the last few years, I'm taking it very flexibly with potential adjustments as the year progresses. 

Nevertheless, I am very much in the reading mood right now, so much so I want to read ALL the books at once. 

Usually, when that happens, I can't decide which one to read, so I procrastinate and then choose a completely different one from those I initially crave and forget about them.

Hence, I though why not make a list? And why not make a list in a blog post on my book blog? Isn't it why it's here, even if little used in recent years? (Which would also take care of said little use.)

Therefore, this is not a January TBR, because that kind of pressure is usually counter-productive for me I'm posting a list of books I want to read, like, right now, but with no obligation or deadline of actually doing it, more like a checklist for myself. As if in a journal. Except that it's public. (For those 5 people that may still stalk this blog?)

I have The Star of Lancaster (Plantagenet Saga #11) by Jean Plaidy to finish.

Then there is the unholy trinity of smutty holiday novellas:

  • My Dad's Best Friend (A Touch of Taboo #3) by Katee Robert
  • A Winter Symphony by Tiffany Reisz
  • When She Was Naughty by Tessa Dare
I want to do some rereads:
  • Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness, which I planned to do before S2 of the TV show and then got distracted and the show is returning within the week, but I think I should be able to manage 1/8 a week to keep in step
  • I've been wanting to do an IAD series reread for a while now and what better time than a new year to start with A Hunger Like No Other (IAD #1) by Kresley Cole, although The Warlord Wants Forever is technically/chronologically the first, but I'll read that afterwards because it worked great in this order the first time around. 
  • Angel's Blood (Guild Hunter #1) by Nalini Singh because after years of my incessant nagging my bestie is finally starting it (and I hope it lives up to my hyping it up) and I could use a refresher (not that it's any hardship ;))
I have two nonfiction/self-help books I want to slowly go through and hopefully find something useful for my depressed & anxious brain:
  • Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
  • Learn To Live: The Book That Can Change Your Life by Mats and Susan Billmark

And I also stumbled upon The Idea of You by Robinne Lee on New Year's Eve (because what else would I be doing then than adding new books to my TBR?) and it sounds so intriguing I want to start it right away.

I'll be crossing out the ones I finish (as you can see, I've already already done one since I started writing this post yesterday) and I might do more of this kind of posts when the need arises.

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