Since 2018 I have set a goal to read at least 10 books a year. And since 2018 I have not reached my 10 book goal LOL. I start off so strong for the year with two to three books then life happens and next thing I know it’s a new year and I’m making the same goal. This year I promised myself I would stop making excuses and reach my 10 book goal for 2021. Not only did I accomplish this goal but I did so half way through the year. Although this may seem small to some this is a big deal to me. I absolutely love reading and getting back to what I love to do has made a big difference in other aspects of my life as well.
Being a Mom of little ones has many challenges. One of those challenges is creating time for ourselves. Whether you’re a stay at home Mom like myself or a working Mom, we make time for everyone and everything except ourselves. Now that my girls are older, and I’m able to schedule my time more, I make sure to create time to do something that makes me happy. I’ve also chosen to spend more of my down time reading versus scrolling on my phone or watching tv. As a content creator I tend to scroll social media more than others because it’s literally my job. As with all jobs I put up a boundary of time to stop and do leisure activities like reading or binge watching a new tv show.
10 Book Goal for 2021 Titles & Authors:
I picked my 10 book goal for 2021 with intention. I wanted to at least half the books I read to be written by Black authors. I chose at least one self help book per quarter to read, as well as, one leisure book per quarter. I was able to reach my goal with the list below. Feel free to share your favorite book recommendations for 2021 below.
- The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
- Why We Can’t Wait – Martin Luther King Jr.
- The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
- The Last Juror – John Grisham
- Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
- Dangerous Prayers – Craig Groeschel
- Sister Sister – Eric Jerome Dickey
- Bad Ass Habits – Jen Sincero
- Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own – Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
- The Long Fall – Walter Mosley