I spent a bit of time thinking about books and reading lists and what I want from my reading life in 2021. I went past my 50 book challenge on Goodreads this year – not by much. Reading in those first months of lock down was rough. But I also found my reading to be very distracted, easily influenced and redirected. I have decided to stop using Goodreads for my books lists in 2021. Instead, I am using a Midori notebook. Right now, I am reading a book for an online book group that started in November so I put in the reading assignments for December and January. I plan to use some of the lovely white space on the monthly spreads to make notes about books I am reading that month. The blank pages will be used for book notes and quotes. I also want to use Brene Brown’s ideas on creating an integration index. This is a work in progress that might change and shift as the year goes on.
If you are interested in more ideas for contemplating your reading life, check our Anne Bogel’s 2021 Reading Challenge post. This is a different kind of reading challenge. You won’t find a set list of ideas. You can sign up to get a set of activities that will help you create your own challenge. I have been through the worksheets once and will spend a bit more time with them this week before I make decisions.