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January 12, 2021


top ten bookish hopes for 2021
posted by soe 1:57 am

I’m not much for resolutions, but I have lots of hopes for the coming year. A whole lot of them involve the pandemic ending, but some of them are within my control.

Here are ten of the more bookish hopes I have for this year:

  1. All of my local indie bookstores stay in business. (D.C. is home to one of the best indie book scenes in the country.)
  2. All of your local indie bookstores stay in business. (I want them to be there for you. And I want to come visit them all once the pandemic ends.)
  3. I can browse in the library again. (I do appreciate that they let me pick up reserved books, though.)
  4. I can attend author events in person. (I’m grateful for all the video events, but they aren’t the same.)
  5. I read through some of my personal stash of books. (I think only 20% of the books I read last year were from my collection, which is less than I acquired.)
  6. I read a book a week. (It’s less about the number specifically, and more that it means I’m prioritizing something that brings me joy.)
  7. I publish my top ten reads from 2020 (and 2019 ::sigh::).
  8. I do a better job blogging about the books I read. (I like having written the reviews; I’m just awful at actually doing the writing.)
  9. I read more poetry. (I love buying books of poetry, but am not great at finishing them, which means they never move off my to-be-read and currently-reading lists.)
  10. If I get stuck in another reading slump this year that I’m faster at moving to re-reading something I love. (Harry Potter, Thursday Next, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, and L.M. Montgomery could all help lift me out of the bookish doldrums.)

Huh. That ended up being easier than I expected. How about you? Do you have bookish hopes or goals for 2021?

Head over to That Artsy Reader Girl to read others’ entries into this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.

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I’m rereading Harry Potter right now (first time since the series ended, actually), and it never fails to amaze me how quickly it sucks me back in once I get myself to actually start. Same when I reread Little Women last year. Hopefully one of them will do the same for you if you need it.

And I’d love to see the results of #7!

Comment by RS 01.12.21 @ 2:30 am

All I can do is continue to support independent bookstores by buying from them as much as I can. I do hope they survive. And I am eager to return to live book events and browsing at the library.

Comment by Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 01.12.21 @ 6:43 am

May all of your wishes come true. 🙂

My post.

Comment by Lydia 01.12.21 @ 7:24 am

I miss in person author events so much! I think bookstores have done a really good job moving everything online but I definitely miss getting to meet authors and all the bookish people at events.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/12/top-ten-tuesday-298/

Comment by Jo 01.12.21 @ 10:30 am

Nice list of hopes for 2021! I hope that some of these at least (especially the Covid related ones) are able to happen even if it is only by the end of the year! I definitely relate with liking having written reviews but struggling with the writing aspect of it–that’s a definite mood

Comment by Dini @ dinipandareads 01.17.21 @ 1:10 am



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