Firstly, Happy New Year everyone. Hope 2021 brings lots of happiness and joy in your life. We had a splendid end to the year 2020 by traveling to Delhi- Gurgaon and from there we drove to Shimla and Kufri to welcome 2021 with snow all around us.
For all those who have been following my blog know by now that I am a bibliophile, a hoarder and a late night reader. I take reading challenges every year on various platforms to keep myself up with my reading list and of the last 3 years, I have hit my target 2 times and missed it in 2020- you know all the housework and no help, left me with little time.
But a new year brings new beginnings and this year I am participating in the Blogchatters #TBRChallenge and I’m super stoked about it. For this year I have set a target of 25 books. Ya ya some readers may thing this is too less- well I have 2 kids, a husband along with a house to look after too. For people who think this is too much- I said I love my books and I read the night away.
So you want to know what the challenge is all about and how to join in? Read on.
- It’s a reading challenge, so you are suppose to read books. Simple.
- Create your profile with Blogchatter and fill in all your details.
- Set your target for the books. Keep it realistic.
- Once a book is completed, upload the cover image on your dashboard on Blogchatter.
- Share your participation with the world with a social media post and on your Blog page.
- You have the whole year to hit the target.
For the year 2021, I am setting a target of 25 books. For me, the start of the year and the end of the year include a lot of reading but it does get sluggish during summer breaks and diwali breaks when my kids have holidays. I can generally complete 2 or 2.5 books in a month so my target seems attainable to me.
Books that I intend to read in 2021
I like to read books based in different places, historical fiction and by female authors. I am sharing 10 of the 25 books that I will for sure read this year are.
- A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
- Family Tree – Sairish Hussain
- Ratno Dholi, The best stories of Dhumketu – Translated by Jenny Bhatt
- In Search of Heer – Manjul Bajaj
- Season of Crimson Blossom – Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
- Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
- Goodbye Freddie Mercury – Nadia Akbar
- Sister of my Heart – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
- The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
- The Far Filed – Madhuri Vijay
For the rest 15 books, I will go for one book on poetry as I’ve not read any so far. I also intend to read a book based on Indian history. For this, I have two books in mind – Indian Summer by Alex Tunzelman or Discovery of India – a book written by Jawaharlal Nehru himself during his time in confinement in prison. I also intend to read one more book by Elif Shafak, my favorite female author and one book by Khushwant Singh whose satirical writing I really enjoy. I will also keep my eyes on new releases and also try to get my hands on some classic must read.
So for all the book enthusiasts here, what are you waiting for, join in the #TBRChallenge and register with Blogchatter to be a part of this fun challenge. And if you have already registered, High Five.
You can read my earlier Blogchatter challenge of #MyFriendAlexa Season 5 here where I had written 8 blogs on interesting things about books.
Till Next time
28 replies on “My Reading Challenge for 2021 and the books I intend to read.”
Wow..what an impressive list. I feel ashamed that I am hardly reading anything these days. I have become a day dreamer
Loved your list! Though I won’t be participating in the challenge but will try to keep up with my reading.
Wow that’s a great reading target. I mean if I read 5 books also I’ll be happy that I did. Maybe I should try reading more books and try harder to make time for it.
You are a fab reader. I took have the resolution to read more this year. Thanks for the recommendation.
It’s great you already have a list of books in mind, I am going free fall this year.
BTW have read 1,6,8,9&10 on your list, all of them gems!!
Wow….very inspiring. Wonderful bucket list of books. This is truly motivating, I think I should also give it a try…10 to 12 books in a year, won’t be bad I think.
Wow you are such an avid readers and loved your list of books. You know dear I was also thinking to join the Blogchatter reading challenge but then somehow with the current pandemic situation not get enough confidence to complete it. After reading your post feeling inspired to think about it again.
Thats quite an ambitious list. I love blogchatters campaigns that help us in a way that makes us better in our writing and reading g journey and eventually we can make a difference with our words.
Happy New year to you too dear and that’s quite a list. All the very best to you for the TBR challenge. May you have a fruitful year
Wish you a very happy new year and I am happy that you have taken off the challenge looking forward if you can show the reviews of these books too.
That’s a good selection for the year.
This is a nice way to keep track of books that one reads and get the motivation to finish all by the end of the year. I would check blogchatter too now.
Your book reading list is quite large and I am sure your target of 25 will be reached. Even we are taking the challenge and will be sharing their reviews too, looking forward of few review posts from you too.
That’s an interesting list of books. Even I will consider reading some of these this year.
Well, glad to know of your reading challenge. Though not a pro like you ; im also participating in this challenge for the first time. Keeping it a small but definite target . I want to surprise myself.
I must say, that’s a great reading target… Even I have a target of reading this year, but my target is monthly based. I really like your list of books too!
This is so cool, having a reading bucket list that you want to complete in 2021. I have a big problem following any challenges, I think this will help me making a list of books I want to finish realistically.
Ahh.. lovely list.. sad to say I haven’t even read any of these yet.. might copy your list
Of all the books you’re planning to read, I would love to read “Goodbye Freddie Mercury” by Nadia Akbar. Freddie has been an iconic singer and performer, and his life has been full of adventures. I’d like to know about his farewell journey.
Not going by the actual name, the book is based in Pakistan and their youth as they deal with politics and corruption. Its anyways an interesting read.
This is really great list. Some of the books looks interesting will love to read few of them. Thanks for sharing this list with us
You really have mentioned some interesting names. I am historical freak too. I ha be e also tOen part in blogchatter TBR challenge!
Happy new year! This sounds like a fun and easy challenge and i liked your selection of books for this year! Looking forward to reading your reviews on them.
Superb Hansa. I am keeping my target to 12 books only.. You will definitely be able to achieve your goal. All the best dear
The Book Reading Challenge is definitely advantageous to keep up the reading habits. I loved your TBR Hansa. The Book Thief is an excellent read and one of the well acclaimed too. Few of the other books are there in my TBR too. All the best and enjoy!
Your list seems pretty interesting, wishing you oversucceed your target in reading. Happy New Year.
wow 25 books in an year.. that seems a herculean task for me. All the best for this challenge . Your book selection is great.
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