At the end of last year/beginning of this year, I told myself that I was going to slow everything down. I made plans to do another themed reading for the year, as I usually do, and maybe work on some of my Classics Club list. But that was it. I wanted to savor my reading slowly instead of rushing through. But, as it turns out, 2021 ended up being the year in which I read the greatest number of books I’ve ever recorded, at least since 2009 (the founding of Goodreads, which made keeping track of it all so very easy). Here’s how things went:
Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2021 to finally read?
Stoner by John Williams
Favorite Passage/Quote from a Book You Read in 2021?
“For a great many people, the evening is the most enjoyable part of the day. Perhaps, then, there is something to his advice that I should cease looking back so much, that I should adopt a more positive outlook and try to make the best of what remains of my day. After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished?” ― Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
Shortest & Longest Book You Read in 2021?
Shortest: The Death of a Migrant Worker by Gil Arzola (31 pages)
Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2022?
I can’t think of any right now. What am I forgetting??
Something you hope to accomplish in your reading/blogging life in 2022?
A more regular presence here at the blog seems like a good goal. I might have to slow down the reading part of things and spend more time writing.
A 2022 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend to Everyone:
None. I’m out of the loop!
So, that’s it, my year in reading was really a grand success, and I’m not sure how I was able to do this much, except for the fact that, of course, I was basically stuck at home again all year. I think there was only one week where I didn’t read anything, and that’s when I went home to visit friends and family. Every other week, I read one or two books.
How was your reading year? Please share your favorites in the comments or let me know if any books in my review have sparked your interest.
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