How I Did on My Winter/1st Quarter 2021 Reading Goals

  • Try to keep my books borrowed from the library to 12. Try to keep any other borrowed books to far fewerI’d say I succeeded, I got a Kindle and the limit on that is 5.
  • Join an online book group, I’d like to join The Enchanted Book Club deluxe, maybe in March, depends on what they are readingI didn’t join this one yet but I joined two read alongs.
  • 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. Very good.
    • The Shadow of the Wind. Good in literary merit, morally not so much, decadent.
    • Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts. Hmm.
    • 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.

I read 20 books this season and bought a Kindle.

I reread 7 novels

Read 4 nonfiction books (one about another country) and 1 nonfiction booklet

I read 1 graphic novel

I read 7 other new to me fiction books (one set in another country)


  • Elizabeth

    I’ve been curious about Dune. I probably won’t get to it anytime soon though, I’ve been in a rereading mood lately which isn’t a bad thing. Congrats on all the different things you’ve read! you’ve read quite a bit.

    • Rachel Olivia

      I’d like to read it before the movie comes out in the fall . .. which means I probably should get started now. I was in a rereading mood last year, I needed it to survive then. I think there are definitely seasons of reading.

  • Skye

    I’m trying to finish the Shadow and Bone trilogy before the show comes out this month. I probably won’t finish it, but I at least got through the first one. I want to read Dune before the movie too, but I’m not sure if I’ll get to it or not.

    • Rachel Olivia

      I think shows and movies can be pretty great motivators sometimes and then other times it feels like a deadline, Dune is pretty long, I need to start thinking of starting it.

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