January 2021 Book Reviews Wrap Up

2020 was a rough year for me, reading-wise (among other things!).

I really struggled with reading motivation and didn’t accomplish my reading goal for the year (24 books). [Side note: I also posted my 2020 Goodreads Year in Review if you want to see the recap of what I ready last year. I participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge every year, so if you want to connect with me on Goodreads, you can find me here: www.goodreads.com/kellyschuknecht.]

Before the new year started, I spent some time reflecting on what caused my lack of motivation. Then I came up with a new plan for how to approach my reading habits this year. I wrote this post about it if you’d like to read more on that.

I know we’re only one full month into the new year, but my new approach seems to be working well for me. I’m super motivated to read every day and have been keeping consistent habits. I typically read simultaneously:

  • one non-fiction book (10 pages per day),
  • one hardcopy fiction book (one chapter before bed), and
  • one fiction audiobook (whenever I have quiet time where can fit it inwhile driving, cleaning, walking, whatever…)

I set my goal in the Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2021 as 24 books again. As of the end of January I’ve already completed three books!

Here’s a recap of the books I completed with links to the full reviews in case you missed them:





I’m on a mission to complete all of the books by Madeleine Wickham this year. The Gatecrasher was my first by her. There are a total of 7, and I’m already on #3, so I don’t think I’ll have any problems with that!

Here’s what I’m currently reading (reviews coming soon!):


So…what about you? What’s your reading goal for this year? And what books have you read so far?

Published by Kelly Schuknecht

Kelly Schuknecht is a marketing director with a background in the publishing industry and a passion for all things related to books. She blogs about book marketing because she loves helping authors navigate the world of social media to discover new ways to promote and sell their books. If you're looking for something good to read, you can find Kelly's top picks here: www.kellyschuknecht.com/book-faves.

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