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    2021 Reading Challenge πŸ“š

    Welcome to the 2021 Reading Challenge. Come on in, bring your favorite beverage and join us.

    Hi everyone!

    I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. That being said, I find it beneficial to have topics such as this one to help me find my next literary adventure.


    FAQS:

    How many books do I have to read?
    • It's entirely up to you. Each of us has different goals and priorities. Set whatever goal you think you can make. If you reach it great. It's all about having fun reading and sometimes finding out about a new author.

    How do I post my books?
    • Some may choose to only list the book and what number it is for them.
    • If you choose to write a short review, we welcome it.
    • Some may choose to list the genre or their opinion of the book.
    • Whatever makes you happy go with it.

    I found this thread and its the middle of the year. Can I still join?
    • Yes. All are welcome no matter when they find us. Jump right in and enjoy.

    Do all books count?
    • That is completely up to you. Some include comics, how to books, trade-books, textbooks, children's books, craft books, novels, audio books and everything between.

    Do rereads count?
    • It's a matter of personal preference. No stress here just lots of fun and good discussion.

    Happy reading!
    Debbie

    Stashbusting CAL WTD +2/YTD -30 (2020-712)(2019-642)(2018-109)
    Book Challenge 1/40 (2020-55)(2019-51)(2018-35)

    I've come to the conclusion that collecting yarn, and using yarn are two entirely separate hobbies.
    Crochet Is My Yoga

    #2
    2020 was an abysmal year for me in reading. I only read 30 books. Here's hoping 2021 will be better! Going to shoot for 40 this year.
    Spinner of Yarns
    Author and Fiber Artist
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    • TexasPurl
      TexasPurl commented
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      Good luck Pegg!

    #3
    My goal for 2021 is to read 40 books, re-read/read mostly classic and finish few books in Latin.

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      #4
      I will stick to a goal of 50 books. No other specific reading goals or rules for me.
      Happy Reading Everyone. (some of mine will be audio book listening. )

      Book Challenge 51/50
      2020 stash busting WTD. 0 YTD. +65

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        #5
        I will jump in here this year, I started last year but then thought I had to rate the books and I just don't like to do that. A book I highly rate might be horrible in your opinion and what you love I might dislike intensely, but as long as I don't have to rate the book I'm in.

        I will aim for at least 50 and I'd like to mix in some non-fiction if I can. (I read the entire Bible last year -- how many books does that count for?? )
        Linda
        2021 Stasbusting week ending 1/23 WTD = -4 YTD = -2
        2020 Stash busted +160


        "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
        The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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        • lovestostitch
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          I always log my books in on my Goodreads account and rate them. I have a couple friends with whom I share book recommendations. It helps me if I can just scan down my list and see which ones I rated highly.

          If one of my friends recommends a book I don't like, that's ok with me. I can stop reading it or finish it - my choice.

          I do appreciate seeing people's ratings. If I see one that they have rated highly, I look it up on Goodreads to read the summary and see what rating it got there. It's a great way to get ideas for books to read.

        • hereami
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          crosstitchlinda
          Aren't there 66 books within the Bible? I am good with you listing that accomplishment anyway you want to. Single books, Old Testament, New Testament, the Psalms and Proverbs. i would think any division of your reading would be fine.

          Your question is a good one.
          If I had a Collection of stories, let say... Doyle or Christie novels, that were bound together as a single copy and I read one story...I would list the one story. If I read the whole thing...I would think I could list it by either. .

        • crosstitchlinda
          crosstitchlinda commented
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          hereami actually, being Catholic there are 72 books in my Bible. This year I plan to read a commentary along with each book, each commentary is it's own book (except for some of the really short books) so I just might count each book!

        #6
        I'm setting my goal at 100 books. Currently I find myself reading cozy mysteries with some others as they appear. Can't wait to see what everyone else is reading.

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        • KnitsWithHorses
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          @Poogiegurl681 I've read some of the Her Royal Spyness books (I think that's correct...) but haven't seen Molly Murphy. I'll have to look that up!

        • annekepoot
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          There's also an Agatha Raisin TV show - quite good although the actress is not how I would have pictured Agatha!

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses commented
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          annekepoot I have seen the first two seasons and really enjoyed it. Are they going to make more?

        #7
        Since my eyes started going bad and I had to go to enjoying nearly all my books on audio, the silver lining has been that I can listen to books while doing all kinds of other things. I will definitely listen to over 100 books this year and list them all here but I'm also challenging myself to make at least 50 of them books I've never read before and tracking that separately in my signature line. That will also not include the "next in series" book from any series I've already been reading, only completely new to me books. I was debating whether to say it has to be new to me authors too but decided against that. Maybe next year.
        Natalie from Oklahoma

        Jer 9:11-13
        "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

        Stashbuster MAL 2021 YTD -29. WTD -34
        2021 50 New-to-me Books: 3

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        • annekepoot
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          I used to handquilt to audio books - loved it!

        #8
        Well, I managed more than 100 books last year so I'm going to set myself to at least make 100 this year. But I'm going to include 'next in series', to give myself a better chance of success. I'm going to try and make at least 10 of them non-fiction, too; in fact my personal goal is to read at least 10 non-fiction and at least five from genres or subjects I don't usually go for - science stuff, for instance.

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        • KnitsWithHorses
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          I'm counting everything I read for the purposes of this group. I'm only excluding next in series in my New to Me count in my signature line IFF I started that series before this year. That's my own personal, separate challenge. But even those count in my 100 books in 2021. Half of all my reading is series. I love reading series.

        #9
        I love seeing what titles everyone else is reading - I enjoy the ratings and recommendations as well.

        I don't like to count the number of books I've read because, for me, it makes reading a chore - especially near the end of the year if I am short of my goals. I also feel bad accounting for a quick read, like a pulp fiction book, the same as high literature or dense history/science.

        I hope no one minds if I continue to lurk and occasionally add a comment.

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        • lovestostitch
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          I have to confess to reading a romance once in awhile and I don't add that to my count. I read a dark psychological thriller this year and when I was done, I had to read something really light. That's when I throw a romance in.

        • EllenDeKnitter
          EllenDeKnitter commented
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          I'm glad it is okay to lurk hereami, and I will try to add in when I can.

          I read all kinds of stuff KnitsWithHorses and I know what you mean. My favorite longer novels are Anna Karenina and War and Peace - couldn't say how many times I have read them, but they never fail to show me something new. I like Shirer's Berlin Diary as well as Rise and Fall, but the latter is "heavier" in all ways. I've a Bachelor's in History and can be found reading the strangest stuff!

          lovestostitch, I do the same thing - I think of the light
          reading as a "palette cleanser" of sorts. It is so pleasing to read a heartfelt, happy book after something grim or challenging.

        • KnitsWithHorses
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          I use lighter books in the same way. I'm actually reading a really dark book right now and it's quite long but it's number 3 in the Cormoran Strike series and I can't skip books in a series. I'm practically mental about it. I was warned that this one is far more dark and intense than the others so I listen to it in small doses and I'm reading Scottish Book Shop cozies to relax and lighten up so I don't have bad dreams. I rarely ever read more than one book at the same time unless it's one fiction and one non-fiction but that's the only way I can get through this one. Believe it or not this book is written under a pseudonym but the author is actually J.K. Rowling. But believe me, these books are NOT for children.

        #10
        I am currently reading a compliation of short stories written in the 1940's. "The World we Live in" by Louis Bromfield. The stories set during World War II have been amazing thus far!

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        • KnitsWithHorses
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          I love books with a really good historical setting!

        #11
        I'm a nut for anything health related. My first book of the year is The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. This was my third time reading it - a wealth of information for anyone interested in nutrition.
        Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Ian Maclaren (misattributed to Plato)

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        • dapncat
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          Thank you KnitsWithHorses. Following this thread (I hope...lol..my notifications are messed up). How do we start a WFPB group here? I hate FB as well--I use an app to block everything political on it, and just follow some hobby/lifestyle groups, but still don't like FB

        • KnitsWithHorses
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          It's the one with 28,000 members. My group has a photo of veggies on the right and a green area with a description of the group on the left. First thing on the page is a pinned post from me. (Natalie Michaele Menges)

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses commented
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          annekepoot dapncat and anyone else interested. I started a Topic in the "Off Topic" area here on Fiberkind. I LOVE the idea of a chat area for WFPB peeps here. FB is just getting uglier by the day.

        #12
        Umm Apparently I just"flagged a post." I dropped my phone and when I picked it up it said "report sent." No idea what our who. So Char if you get a weird flag today... that was just me being clumsy.
        Natalie from Oklahoma

        Jer 9:11-13
        "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

        Stashbuster MAL 2021 YTD -29. WTD -34
        2021 50 New-to-me Books: 3

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        • KnitsWithHorses
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          lovestostitch My son has done that to me! And he was a cross country truck driver at the time. Had his phone on mute so he could sleep during the day as his delivery was at night so he didn't know i was trying to reach him and never realized he had called. Best guess was he rolled over on his phone in his sleep.

        • annekepoot
          annekepoot commented
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          We are #1 on my daughter's phone and we get butt-dialed quite often. "hello? hello? hello?" Oh, it must be Beth.

        • Char
          Char commented
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          Yup - I saw it and cleared it out. no harm done.

          (It actually happens more than one would think LOL)

        #13
        I think I want to jump in here. I just finished reading β€œTriggered”, by Donald Trump Jr. It opened my eyes to what is going on deeper in politics but I know it only scratched the surface. I enjoyed it.
        Just started two books yesterday. β€œDoctrines and Covenants”, this will be a year long read with my church. The other book is, β€œWoman Who Work”, by Ivanka Trump. My goal is 10 pages a day.

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        • KnitsWithHorses
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          I think we might belong to the same church. I'm not able to attend right now but I've read The Doctrine and Covenants many times.

        • Joxgirl
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          Knits With Horses, I bet we do attend the same church. We are not able to go inside our building for church here in So California. I miss it so much. This year we are reading D and C. Do you have the app? The logo for our church has been changed too. Have you seen it? Thank you for reaching out to me. Made me feel special.

        • KnitsWithHorses
          KnitsWithHorses commented
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          I used to have the app but didn't really use it much. This is probably a good time to use it. I'll download it again. Thanks for the reminder. ☺️

        #14
        Thank you all for mentioning so many books. I am planning on coming back to this page later. I had planned ahead for January. I have one sci fi, three mysteries, and a Christian fiction lined up. I didn't mean to choose so many. But sometimes that is how the Libby app works. Sometimes I place a hold on several things and they come in so close together. Glad I can pass on it and have it redelivered later.
        Book Challenge 51/50
        2020 stash busting WTD. 0 YTD. +65

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          #15
          Nice to have choices hereami

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          • Char
            Char commented
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            Good morning! Just a heads up - you need to put a @ symbol in front of someone’s name to tag them - if that is what you intend to do.

            https://fiberkind.com/forum/new-memb...0-posting-tips has additional posting tips.

          • hereami
            hereami commented
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            Joxgirl So True. This month I have choices...in a month or two I will be bored and looking for something new. ...lol...that's the way my brain works.

            Btw... Welcome to Fiberkind.
            I hope you like it here.

          • Joxgirl
            Joxgirl commented
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            Ohhhhh ok. Thank you for the @ tip and welcome. πŸ₯°

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