My 2021 resolutions and books that I am looking forward to

What’s up guys! 2020 has been quite a year. A year in which I had big ups and downs, also in reading. There have been periods in which I read two books per week for a month, and there’s been a period I couldn’t even finish one simple book in three months. Hence, I am interested to find out what 2021 has in store for us. Here are my 2021 resolutions!

My 2021 resolutions

Finish my Goodreads Reading Challenge without cheating

Okay, okay, I did read 52 books. It’s just the definition of books that makes this challenge… unclear? For instance: I read 9 short stories that actually make up one whole book in total. But they are published separately thus counting as nine books. And that’s to story of how I got to finish my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 2020. So for 2021 – please don’t be as shitty as 2020 – I am hoping to finish the 52 books of my challenge again, only without cheating.

Post more to Instagram

Yasss this is one of my biggest resolutions: post more to Instagram. I love the bookstagram community and I just need to find more time to make pictures, post and interact. Can’t wait!

Spread the books out over the year

So there this thing I do every year: I start off my challenge very strong, usually reading more than four books in January. Then as the summer comes nearer, I will stop reading books. And then in September, fear is getting into my head, and in December it’s like a full on sprint of reading. For 2021, I want to spread those 52 evenly over the hear. Although I’m already planning on getting a head start this month. Just in case 😉

Read more recent books

For 2021, I want to read at least one book per month that was recently published, just to get up to date with all the trends. For instance, I want to read the big Obama book. But I’m afraid of it because it will slow down my reading challenge very badly. My plan? Read 6 books in January, so I have some spare time in February to read A Promised Land!

Books that I am looking forward to

I actually find this very very hard, as I am very bad at looking forward to books so far ahead. But since you asked (well – I asked), here are a few of my suggestions:

The Iron Raven – Julie Kagawa

I know I’ve already read this book last year, as I was lucky enough to read the manuscript, but I am still looking forward for all of you to read this book. The Iron Fey world means more to me than I can explain, and this new story, told from the perspective of prankster Puck, is exactly what we all need!

Release date: February 9th 2021
Series: The Iron Fey: Evenfall #1
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Lore – Alexandra Bracken

I’ve got to be honest and tell you: I’ve never read any of her books. I know lots of you love her. And even though I don’t know her at all, I am totally hyped about this book. I’ve studied Comparative Literure, so ancient myths are my thing, and this just sound amazing!

Release date: January 5th 2021
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A Vow So Bold and Deadly – Brigid Kemmerer

So again, this being the third part of a series, I gotta tell you that I haven’t read the first two books in this series. But hearing about the third book has me all hyped for the whole series. This book will be published at the end of January so I bet ya I will read all three books coming year!

Release date: January 26th 2021
Series: Cursebreaker #3
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Nanouk Meijer

Nanouk is the founder and owner of the website. She runs the website, takes care of the lay-out, give-aways, social media, book reviews and events. She is 25 years old and graduated from 'Comparative Literature' at Utrecht University. She is Digital Product Manager at HarperCollins Holland and staff reviewer at YA Books Central. She breaths books.

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