For the past couple of years, I’ve ended December with a peek at my reading list for the coming year and a look back at how the past year measured up to my expectations. 2020 has certainly been an unpredictable and unconventional year, and while I ended up doing more re-reading for comfort instead of starting new books, I did still manage to hit several books on my goal list, most notably wrapping up some trilogies I’ve been keeping up with for a few years.
For 2021, there is one more trilogy I’m really excited to finish, S.A. Chakraborty’s Daevabad Trilogy, with the final installment The Empire of Gold.
I’m also interested in starting a new (to me, anyway) series, Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse collection, ahead of its coming Netflix adaptation. According to Goodreads, the collection currently consists of two trilogies, a duology, and multiple novellas and short stories, so it’s a big commitment, and one I’ll likely still be working on well past 2021.
As far as stepping beyond my usual genres, 2021 is the year I’d like to start broadening my nonfiction shelf, most sensibly with books on writing to beef up my own skills. At the top of that particular list sits Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
2021 is also the year my niece will be born (YAY!), so I expect to see some children’s books creeping into my book stack by the end of the year as I start introducing her to the joys of reading.
What about everyone else? Did 2020 help you make more time for reading, or did it mess with your flow? And what are you hoping to read in 2021? Share your goals in the comments!