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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

Month in Review - April 2010


 

A lot of things fell in place for me this month. I got a job, my research work stabilized (though it spiked up during month-end), then I got plenty of reading and blogging done. What can be better than that? :-)
  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Reread - 4 cocktails)
  2. The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark (3 cocktails)
  3. April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers by Roland Lazenby (5 cocktails)
  4. Columbine by Dave Cullen (5 cocktails : WOW!)
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (Reread - 5 cocktails)
  6. The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice (3 cocktails)
  7. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (4 cocktails)
  8. Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden (4 cocktails)
  9. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (3 cocktails)
  10. Push by Sapphire (5 cocktails)
Discussion
  1. Internet over the years 
  2. Non-fiction Blues
  3. Has a book ever changed your life?
Challenge Progress

Challenges completed: 0/12
  1. 100+ Reading Challenge: 34/100
  2. Awesome Author Challenge: 1/10
  3. Support your Local Library Challenge: 18/50
  4. Flashback Reading Challenge: 5/9
  5. Audio Book Challenge: 3/12
  6. 451 Challenge: 1/7
  7. Women Unbound Challenge: 2/5
  8. A to Z Challenge: 32/52
  9. Original TBR Challenge: 4/12
  10. What's in a name? 3 Challenge: 1/6
  11. Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge: 3/10
  12. POC Challenge: 4/10

April Stats
Number of books: 10
Number of pages read: 2664
Number of Audio Books: 1
Hours listened to (completed audio books only): 10 hours, 44 minutes

Re-reads: 2
New-to-me authors: 7
Male authors: 3
Female authors: 7

Book cleared from my physical shelf: 3
Books added to my physical shelf: 8

Number of books added anew to my TBR this month: 115

Ratings

Did you sign-up for the Glorious giveaway?

Comments

Cat said…
You did have a good month!

I agree with the wow! for Columbine - the back of the book says 'in the tradition of Truman Capote' and its definitely the best true crime I've read since In Cold Blood many years ago.
bermudaonion said…
You had a stellar month all the way around. I thought you'd like Push. It really makes you think, doesn't it?
Fantastic month, Aths! I really want to re-read the Harry Potter series.
Stephanie said…
You had a terrific month of reading and reviewing! I hope to read Push soon.

http://laughingstars.net
So how come our TBR lists grow so much quicker than our read lists?! We'll never catch up this way :-)
I picked up Columbine today from my library. I am excited and nervous to get into it.
Athira said…
Cat, my sentiments exactly!! It was so well-written, it was hard to put it down!

Kathy, Push had a huge impact on me. The situations of those various girls were so well written that I seriously want to do something for them.

Emidy, thanks! :)

Stephanie, you will love Push! You should read it!

Helen, I'm dumbfounded too! :P

Sheila, you will LOVE it!! Can't wait to read your review!
Anonymous said…
Looks like you had a great April too! I have to put Columbine on my TBR list. You definitely got me interested. I hope you have a great May!