Hey guys! The new year is here and I can say that I’m so very glad that it has come! 2020 was the year of the dumpster fire and I’m glad it’s done. Now, we look to the future with hopeful hearts and (hopefully) open minds and strive to make this year a better one than last year.
As promised, I do have an announcement: I’m on the Sequoyah High School reading team for the next three years! I get to read books and help decide which books are going to be on the Sequoyah lists, which if you don’t know, or aren’t from Oklahoma, it’s an award that honor Sequoyah, a Cherokee man who created the Cherokee syllabary, the 86 symbols representing the different sounds in the Cherokee language. This also allowed the Cherokee language to be preserved and taught.
So, be on the lookout for the books I’ll be reviewing, you may recognize them later in the year. Anyway, with that out of the way, it’s now onto my December Update, where I tell you what I read and the breakdown of types of books that I read throughout the month of December and how my reading goal for whole year went. I will warn you now, I may not have a lot, so don’t be too disappointed.
In December, I read a total of 4 books. Yep, 4 books. I will say though, December is one of the harder months out of the year for me personally, so that number doesn’t really surprise me. Especially with how 2020 in general went. I read Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks, Vanity and Vampyres, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, and Elysium Girls. 3 of these were library books, with 1 being an ARC I received from the author. Other than that, I didn’t do a whole lot of book reading. I did do a LOT of fanfiction reading, it seems to give me the peace and focus because I usually already know the characters and so don’t have to reinvest energy to learn about a whole new set of characters.
As for my overall year reading, I read a total of 123 books and my goal was 52 books for the year. One book for every week. This will be my goal again for this year. I want to read because I want to read, not because I want to get a certain number on the board. And if I don’t want to read, I want to be able to choose not to read as well. 52 books for this year, and we’ll what comes of it.
What are you goals for reading this year? How do you plan on reaching them? Comment below and let me know, I may need some new strategies as my reading seems to have lost all focus thanks to last year. Happy New Year! And I hope that this year is better than the last for you in more ways than not!