Hey everybody I doubled my 2021 book goal! *Insert signature dance here* I’m super proud of this goal because it feels so good to get back into the swing of reading again. If you read my blog post about my book goal earlier this year then you remember I hit my initial 10 book goal in June. From there I kept on smooth sailing and have enjoyed every second of it.
*NOT PICTURED – DANGEROUS PRAYERS by CRAIG GROESCHEL*
To anyone who has known me for a long time you know I’m a book worm. I’ve loved reading since I was little. I only slowed down reading once life got busy with college, transitioning into adulthood, closely followed by motherhood. You would be amazed how quickly a few years can go by when you’re living and navigating so many other aspects of life. This year is the first year both of my girls are old enough to be more self sufficient, which means more leisure time for this Mama. (Such a bittersweet feeling to be honest)
Once I realized I doubled my book goal for 2021 I knew I would share the titles and authors. I share it for my own personal references of being able to make a “journal entry” to revisit. (I also keep track on GoodReads so feel free to follow me over there!) I’m also sharing this information because I try to be sure at least half of the authors are Black authors. As with anything in this world- Black authors and literature does not receive the recognition it deserves. It’s up to us (the readers) to share their work and to give them their credit.
1. The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
2. Why We Can’t Wait – Martin Luther King Jr.
3. The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
4. The Last Juror – John Grisham
5. Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
6. Dangerous Prayers – Craig Groeschel
7. Sister Sister – Eric Jerome Dickey
8. Bad Ass Habits – Jen Sincero
9. Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own – Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
10. The Long Fall – Walter Mosley
11. Big Food Idea – Marlena Banks
12. Atomic Habits – James Clear
13. The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
14. Known to Evil – Water Mosley
15. The Lazy Genius Way – Kendra Adachi
16. This Close to Okay – Leesa Cross-Smith
17. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
18. Seven Days in June – Tia Williams
19. Slay Like a Mother – Katherine Wintsch
20. Verity – Colleen Hoover
My new book goal for 2022 will be 20 books. However, a lot of the books on my to be read list are much thicker than this years line up so we’ll see how it goes. I already have my 20 books to read on my shelf. And don’t worry, I’ll be sure to share those details with you next year.
Happy almost 2022 everyone! I hope whatever goals you’re setting for the year are accomplished beyond your wildest dreams! Even if it’s as simple as a book goal *wink wink*