So for the last two years I’ve tried to complete the 100 books in a year reading challenge and I have epically failed each time! Although it has helped me read a lot more in the first three- four months of the year, each time I’ve been de-railed by either stressful work or, in the case of this year, a pandemic and the joys of working from home.

Okay, so for 2021 I have two goals, I’m still going to aim for the big 100 but I’m going to have a mini-goal of 52, which means a somewhat realistic 1 book a week. I came pretty close to that total this year with 49 books (if you include audio books).

I’m going to start the year by finishing the Skulduggery Pleasant Series, before finally getting to read the latest Cassandra Clare book- The Lost Book of the White. Thanks to lockdown(s) I spend more time than I care to mention on TikTok and, more specifically, BookTok and I’ve recently been on a spree buying the YA recommendations I’ve seen on there. This means I’ve got some really exciting reads coming up!

My 2020 Reads

1- Six of Crows
2- Crooked Kingdom
3- The Great Gatsby
4- Letters to my Daughter
5- An Ember in the Ashes
6- A Torch Against the Night
7- Reaper at the Gates
8- Infernal Devices- Clockwork Angel
9- Infernal Devices- Clockwork Prince
10- Infernal Devices- Clockwork Princess
11- The Bane Chronicles
12- The Mortal Instruments- City of Bones
13- The Mortal Instruments- City of Ashes
14- The Mortal Instruments- City of Glass
15- The Mortal Instruments- City of Fallen Angels
16- The Mortal Instruments- City of Lost Souls
17- The Mortal Instruments- City of Heavenly Fire
18- Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
19- Ghosts of the Shadowmarket
20- The Dark Artifices- Lady Midnight
21- The Dark Artifices- Lord of Shadows
22- The Dark Artifices- Queen of Air and Darkness
23- The Eldest Curses- The Red Scrolls of Magic
24- The Last Hours- Chain of Gold
25- One of Us is Lying
26- Imagine Me
27- A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
28- Skulduggery Pleasant- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
29- Playing with Fire- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
30- The Faceless Ones- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
31- Dark Days- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
32- Mortal Coil- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
33- Death Bringer- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
34- Kingdom of the Wicked- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
35- Last Stand of the Dead Men- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
36- The Dying of the Light- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
37- Resurrection- Skulduggery Pleasant Series
38- Midnight- Skulduggery Pleasant Series

Audio Books:
39-Artemis Fowl
40- Artemis Fowl and the Artic Incident
41- Artemis Fowl and Eternity code
42- Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception
43- Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony
44- Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox
45- Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex
46- Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian
47- The Wee Free Men
48- Wintersmith
49- I Shall Wear Midnight
50- A Hat Full of Sky

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