2021 Reading

Tracking & Goals


  1. Read at least 24 books. (This is low because the rest of my goals are probably too lofty.)
  2. Read at least 50% of my IRL book club books. (But if I’m not interested in the books, I’m not going to force myself to read them. Life’s too short to read books I don’t enjoy or put me in a slump.)
  3. Read a book for each monthly tag hosted by my Goodreads group: Play Book Tag (PBT).
  4. Participate in the Fly the PBT SkiesPursue It! Book It! Track It!, and Unofficial Trim challenges in PBT.
  5. Read 3,000 pages from books at least 500 pages or longer.
  6. Read books on “Personal Interest Read List.”
  7. Read at least one book every week for the first 24 weeks of 2021. (If I can keep up with it, continue it on through the end of the year.)

Master Read List

  1. Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal (1/6)
  2. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (1/14)

Book Club List


Shades of Milk of Honey




The Wonder


Spinning Silver


Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes what We See, Think, and Do

Rules: read at least 50% of book club books.

Play Book Tag

  • January

    Mental Health

  • Bonus Tag

    Historical Fiction

    Shades of Milk and Honey

    Bonus Tag

Rules: read at least one book per month that fits each monthly tag.

Fly the PBT Skies

Starting Location: Utah, USA
Destination: England
Miles: 4799.42 miles
Bonus Miles: 500 Historical Fiction
Book: Shades of Milk and Honey

Total Miles


Rules: travel the world by book. Must have at least 5 tags on Goodreads to count. (Go to Japan at least once.)

Pursue It! Book It! Track It!

Mental Health

  • Prozac (exact word)
  • group therapy (exact words or situation)
  • suicidal ideation (exact words or situation)
  • coping skills (exact words)

Rules: collect specific word(s) or phrase(s) while reading the monthly PBT book.

Unofficial Trim

January = 2

1. Mistborn: The Final Empire

2. Ninth House*

3. Eleanor and the Iron King

4. The Lovely Bones

5. Nine Perfect Strangers*

6. Worth the Wrestle

7. Sean Griswold’s Head

8. Water for Elephants*

9. I am the Messenger

10. Salt to the Sea*

11. Eleanor & Park

12. Soul of Smoke

= buddy read

Rules: choose twelve books and number them 1-12. Read the book that corresponds to the number chosen each month.

Personal Interest Read List





Jurassic Park

Paradise Snare

New Moon


Breaking Dawn

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Rules: read books on “Personal Interest Read List.”

Long Book Challenge

Total Pages


Rules: read 3,000 pages from books at least 500 pages or longer. Additional Challenge: Read one book from each category.