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Mount TBR Challenge and Personal Reading Goals: January Accomplishments


Mount TBR is a creation of blogger Bev at My Reader’s Block  Click the link for the full rules. #MountTBR2021

You can read about my reading goals, strategies and ideas for reading this year HERE.

Books Read From MY TBR–Mount TBR Challenge

Chanel’s Rivera by Anne DeCourcy

American Housewife by Hellen Ellis

Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

Seasonal Books Read

Reading “seasonally” is one of my strategies for this year.

Snow by John Banville (read in December, reviewed in January)

Wintering by Katherine May–review coming later this week.

Wintering: A Season With Geese by Stephen Rutt–review tomorrow.

Read Books Set in My Stage of Life

Reading such books is another of my strategies for choosing books this year.


My review is here.

Reece Witherspoon’s Book Club choices

I’ve enjoyed several of her choices so I decided to continue trying them in 2021.


Sorry, Reece! I couldn’t get into your YA pick this month. I’m not reviewing it because this is such a weird time. I don’t want to put anyone else off of it. This was the first of her YA picks that I tried.

Continue Reading Essays and Short Stories

2020 was such a weird year! I read to fantasy-ish (-like?) books that I enjoyed and started devouring short stories and essays–usually not my picks at all.

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown (Read in December, reviewed in January)

Loud Black Girls by Yomi Adegoke

In the Kitchen: Writing on Home, Cooking, and More

American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis

after the quake: stories by Haruki Murakami

Books read that I already owned

My review is here.

How was your first month of the year’s reading? Did you set any goals, join any challenges, or devise any strategies? Leave me a comment or a link to your post.

5 thoughts on “Mount TBR Challenge and Personal Reading Goals: January Accomplishments

  1. I just finished You Have a Match today and it was okay, but not as great as I had hoped. Everyone has different experiences and I know there will be those who love it. Que sera, sera.


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