HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY! With the start of a new year, I get to share with you my favourite blog post ever. I’m going to share with you all of the books that I read in the past year, and the ones that I loved most. I read a total of 33 books last year and I think I owe it to the two lockdowns that we had here in Toronto. I mean, as much as being forced to stay home kind of sucked, it did also force me to read the books I had always been saying I was going to read. I love reading and I still wish I read more!
For the year 2021, I want to read 50 books and I know that’s close to a book a week but I think I can do it! I might be overly ambitious (the fresh start that a new year brings usually does that to me) but I’m gonna go for it.
In 2019, I wrote the list of books down in my notebook. I read 20 books during the year 2019, so I’ve read 13 more books than the previous year! I hope that I can continue to keep beating the previous year’s amount of books read. Last year, I recorded all of the books that I read in my phone. It makes finding the list a lot easier because the one I had physically written on a piece of paper in 2019 got lost most of the time lol.
Here is the list of books that I read in 2020 (the hearts just mean I really enjoyed them, and I’ll get to that in a second!):
Like I said, I read 13 more books than I did in 2019. I’m super proud of myself and it’s definitely encouraging me to keep going and to stay dedicated to reading/doing one of my absolute favourite hobbies. The books that I thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend are the ones with the hearts beside them on my list. I also probably have a book review on each of these books floating around here. But if you would like a list of the favourites, here it is:
1. The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn
2. Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon and Ibi Zoboi
3. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
4. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
5. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
6. They Said This Would Be Fun by Eternity Martis
7. Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
8. Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
9. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
10. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
I love good books. I love recommending books and receiving book recommendations. If you have any recommendations that I should add to my 2021 reading list, please let me know in the comment section below!
I know we’re only 3 days into the new year but I’m really feeling hopeful about it. We’re going to have a great year! I do have some new year’s resolutions that I think I’m going to keep to myself. Sharing them on here has always kept me accountable, but I also think that I need to learn to put less pressure on myself and to take things as they come. It’s okay if nothing happens right away. Sometimes things get in the way and they don’t work out. 2020 taught me that. So I’ve set some goals but I’m definitely going to take 2021 one day at a time.
I hope you guys are having a great start to your year so far! Are you guys making any goals for yourselves? Is there anything you’re trying to manifest? I’d love to hear it! Please share it in the comment section!
Hope you’re all safe and well!
Until next time,
– Tiny ❤