Tuesday 5 January 2021

2021 Reading Goals {52 Books in 52 Weeks}

This past weekend the Homeschool Review Crew asked the question What are your reading goals for 2021? This is something I had been pondering since I fractured my humerus last year and realised that it's been a long time since I read for the pleasure of doing so. I have been blessed with so many beautiful books and have decided this is the year I want to embark on reading the books I've been wanting to read or re-read.

 Back in 2012 I signed up to Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks and wondered if it was still being hosted online.  Much to my delight I descovered that it is still alive and well. I've signed up for the 2021 challenge and would like to invite you to join me.


To help me keep my lists handy and keep me accountable I have decided to build two lists below. I will be updating this list upon completing my challenge for each week and if I find a book I would like to add.

My Completed Reading list for 2021

  1. The Reading Life by C.S. Lewis
  2. Joseph Dreamer of Dreams by E. Traylor
  3. The Good Master by Kate Seredy
  4. The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert 
  5. False Impression by Jeffrey Archer
  6. To Ride Pegasus by Anne McCaffrey
  7. Pegasus in Space by Anne McCaffrey
  8. The Rowan by Anne McCaffrey
  9. Damia by Anne McCaffrey
  10. Damia's Children by Anne McCaffrey
  11. Lyon's Pride & The Tower and the Hive  by Anne McCaffrey
  12. Seizure by Robin Cook 
  13. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Books I would like to read this year

  1. The Reading Life : The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Others' Eyes by C.S. Lewis COMPLETED - Week 1
  2. Silver Boxes by Florence Littauer 
  3. What's so Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey
  4. Moses The Deliverer by Ellen Gunderson Traylor
  5. Joshua - God's Warrior by Ellen Gunderson Traylor
  6. Disappointment with God - Philip Yancey
  7. Prayer of Jabez -
  8. Ten Fingers for God - the life and work of Dr Paul Brand
  9. False Impression by Jeffrey Archer COMPLETED - Week 5
  10. Teaching From Rest - 
  11. Sherlock Holmes
  12. An Agatha Christie Book - which do you recommend?
  13. Pegasus in Flight by Anne McCaffrey

52 Books in 52 Weeks

The guidelines/rules

  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.
  2.  Book weeks begin on Sunday
  3. Week one begins on Friday, January 1st and runs through January 9th.
  4.  Participants may join at any time
  5.  All books are acceptable except children books **
  6.  All forms of books are acceptable including e-books, audio books, etc
  7.  Re-reads are acceptable as long as they are read after January 1, 2021
  8.  Books may overlap other challenges
  9.  Create an entry post linking to 52 books in 52 weeks
  10.  Sign up with Mr. Linky in the "I'm participating in 2021 post" .
  11. You don't have a blog or social media account to participate.  Post your weekly book in the comments section of each weekly post.   
  12. The link widget will be added to the bottom of the weekly post for you to link to reviews of your most current reads, and will close at the end of each book week

**in reference to children books. If it is a child whose reading it and involved in the challenge, then that's okay.  If an adult is doing read aloud with kids, the book should be geared for the 9 - 12 age group and above and over 100 pages. If adult reading for own enjoyment, then a good rule of thumb to go by "is there some complexity to the story or is it too simple?"  If it's too simple, then it doesn't count.


Mini Challenges within 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Should you want something a little extra to participate in here are a variety of weekly, monthly and perpetual challenges including: 


Out on the Internet



  1. I enjoyed Yancey's book. Have fun with this challenge

    1. I did too when I read it a few years back. I'm hoping to get Nathaniel to read it too.

  2. Wow! That is a great challenge, I'd love to try it someday. I know at this season in my life I wouldn't be able to keep up. I will very intrigued to see all the books you read.

    1. I'm looking forward to reading and sharing this year too. Read what you can. There is no pressure to keep up and read that many. :D

  3. Welcome back to 52 Books. I so glad you found us again. Love your list of reads and look forward to hearing about them. Sorry to hear about your leg. How are you doing?

    1. I'm so pleased your blog and challenge is still alive and well :D
      My arm is healing more and more each day. I was cleared to start exercise yesterday and so I am looking forward to more movement and freedom.

  4. I'll be tracking down The Reading Life. I enjoy Lewis' writing.

    1. You won't be disappointed. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


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