Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Hopes for 2021

This week, the Artsy Reader Girl is taking a look at bookish hopes for 2021.

  1. A strong start to the Classics Club Strikes Back. By strong,  I’d like to have read at least 20 entries from my list by the time 2022 rolls around. It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds: I did it before, in 2019, and this time around the books are mostly smaller and tend toward the modern, with many being 20th century titles.  
  1. The End of Mount Doom.  Scaling Mount Doom isn’t just about finishing my TBR, it’s about being able to move closer to minimalism. I’m always fighting towards it and never seem closer, somehow.  
  1. More southern literature. As a librarian in a southern river town, I’m acutely aware of how little southern lit I’ve read, both classic and contemporary.  That’s why CCSB has a large southern lit section !
  1. If time permits,  some progress in my Peoples of the Americas series. In 2018 I announced that the reading project for the year would be exploring the histories and cultures of American nations,  past and present, from the Inuit and Canada all the way down to the Incas and Chile, with a Caribbean sideline.  I read 4 titles that year and have kept the theme in mind ever since either as an annual project or as a long-term series.  
Read in 2011. It’s been a decade. .
  1. Re-reading. I’m hoping to adopt purposeful re-reading as a discipline, not only to give un-reviewed books their due, but to reinforce what I’ve learned.  (Bitter laughter: in 2016 I resolved to re-read and review some books. The titles I showed are still 2/3rds unreviewed. )

That’s it for reading goals – frankly,  the first two alone are enough to keep my nose buried in the pages!  

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8 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Hopes for 2021

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    I’ve had a few ‘knowledge’ stream goals that stubbornly refuse to get started. This year…. DEFINITELY this year… [lol]

  2. Mudpuddle says:

    this sounds like a tough schedule! Librarians have to keep their noses to the grindstone, i guess… i’ll be happy just to be alive in 22, of which there might be some doubt, being as i’m not getting any younger…

    • We’re full time social services these days! Lots of running around with little time for books unless I’m at home. I’m lucky to even shelve what other people are reading these days!

  3. Tammy says:

    I guess we all have a Mount Doom, don’t we?😉 Good luck with your goals!

  4. Marian says:

    Great & inspiring goals! I’m really looking forward to your Southern lit reviews. It’s an area I’ve ventured into but only recently.

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