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2021 Reading Goals and Plans

I usually wait until mid to late January before posting my reading plans or goals. Mainly because I'm very optimistic about my superhuman capabilities during the start of a new year but much of that enthusiasm fades over the next couple of weeks. I tend to believe I can read more than ever but reality is usually closer to how much I averaged in previous years. So, to allow myself the opportunity to dream big and then plan well, I take the ambitious goals for a road test during the first couple of weeks of the year. If they still look achievable, great! If not, I will part ways with those that are a stretch.  The numbers I have an arbitrary number set in Goodreads for this year but it's not a number I will quote as I tend to change it often and it is intended to factor in the many picture books I read with my kids. But that said, there are three numbers I would like to improve this year (last year's stats in parentheses) - total number of pages read (approx. 11k), average n

Look at what just arrived! - May 03, 2010

mailboxmonday This meme is hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

My mailbox had a pretty good satiating week this time. I almost crooned with delight as a parcel came in almost every day of this week.


  1. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi was a win at Sheila's Book Journey.
  2. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares arrived for review from Putnam (Penguin US)
  3. Denial: A Memoir of Terror by Jessica Stern arrived for review from Harper Collins, courtesy TLC.
  4. Night by Elie Wiesel: I bought this and the below three books from BetterWorldBooks on an Earth Day coupon. Gotta love BWB!
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: Also from BWB.
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini: Also from BWB.
  7. Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally: Also from BWB.
What do you think of any of these books?

Did you sign-up for the Glorious giveaway?

Comments

pussreboots said…
Enjoy your books. I have four this week. PussReboots.
Booksnyc said…
I am a big fan of Better World Books too! Khaled Hosseini's books are two of my favorite of all time - enjoy!
I've read most of these and enjoyed them, if that's the right word. They're emotionally tough to get through, but they're important. The only ones I haven't read are My Name is Memory, which I do want to read, Denial, and Schindler's List. Since I've seen the movie, I'm not sure if I'll ever get around to reading Schindler's List. It's hard for me to read books if I've already seen the movie and know the general idea. Enjoy!
bermudaonion said…
You're going to need some fluff after you read all of those books! They do look great, though. I'm going to check out Better World Books now.
I received the Ann Brashares book also. It looks good doesn't it? Enjoy all your new reads!
Bookventures said…
I think all your books sounds great. I hope you enjoy them.

Here's my mailbox

http://bookventuresbookclub.blogspot.com/2010/05/mailbox-monday.html

Happy reading!
The only one I've read is Night by Elie Wiesel. I had to read it in high school, but unlike everyone else that was dreading it, I was super psyched. I read anything that has to do with the holocaust. It's a great read, and will most definitely make you cry!
Care said…
I have Night in house and yet to read! and of course, you already know that I want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. :)
Kristen said…
Good looking mailbox there. I didn't love the Hosseini books as much as everyone else did but I'm starting to suspect that is a personal failing on my part. ;-)
Alayne said…
Great variety of books! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Carina said…
Reading Lolita in Tehran is absolutely fantastic!

My mailbox is here.
Serena said…
Schindler's list is an excellent book. Happy reading.
Suko said…
Wow! You have some intense reading ahead! Excellent choices.

Here's mine: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/05/just-another-mailbox-monday.html
Lisa said…
Can't wait to hear about the book Schindler's List. The movie is one of my all-time favorites.