Winter Reading Plans 2021

My General Reading Goals (present to March 20)

  • Try to keep my books borrowed from the library to 12. Try to keep any other borrowed books to far fewer.
  • Join an online book group, I’d like to join The Enchanted Book Club deluxe, maybe in March, depends on what they are reading.
  • Work through important to reads and long held borrowed books:
    • The Idiot
    • War and Peace
    • Dune? Maybe, if the movie is coming out in September, perhaps I could wait to start until Spring, but knowing me, I might not finish it time, and who knows, they could bump up the movie, since clearly its done if it was supposed to be out LAST September.
    • House of Mirth
    • Looking for Transwonderland
    • The Shadow of the Wind
    • Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts
    • Factfulness
    • Hemingway Didn’t Say That
    • Wheel of Time
  • I’d like to read one or two more classics besides those listed above from my Classics club list
  • I’d also like to read one or two more books besides those listed above from another country, perhaps another mentioned on A Strong Sense of Place
  • Fun potentials
    • Ethel Lina White mysteries
    • Mercedes Lackey fairytale retellings and fantasy
    • Circe by Madeleine Miller
  • Books to match my current study schedule (History, Logic, Geography, Civics, Christian Apologetics, World Religions). Genealogical reading should be on, I don’t really need books for that subjects, its mainly to be building my tree.



  • Elizabeth

    This makes me want to make a proper booklist. I’ve been trying to read all of Jane Austen’s books and I only have one left so that’s been about my current summation of reading classics lately. Beyond that is uncharted territory at the moment.

    • Livia Rose

      I’m trying to move away from pretending like I will follow a strict booklist and then mood reading completely, I’m hoping I can hit a happy medium.

  • Marian

    I’ve read the Intrusive Thoughts book – it’s really, really good! Not a topic I’ve been super comfortable talking about (yet), but anytime I hear someone reading about it, I have to let them know I found the book valuable. I would recommend skimming/skipping the chapter on Triggers though, if that’s something that could be problematic. I read the book after recovery, but I still felt that chapter needed to come with a warning.

    • Livia Rose

      I’ve never really been or given the opportunity to be diagnosed with anything, and I think a lot of issues resolved as brain development finished, and I out of necessity probably learned to practice some of these things, nevertheless, I think I still could find some use out of it. Thanks for the warning on triggers! I will definitely keep that in mind.

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