2021 Reading Challenges and Reading Resolutions

Hi guys, welcome! Today, I am here…. yup, you have guessed it right…. with the list of reading challenges I am taking part in 2021. I love taking part in these Reading Challenges even though I fail in most (or all!) of them because they force me to read books I might have overlooked otherwise, and most of the times these books turn out to be really good. Hence, this time also I am taking part in a bunch of these reading challenges. But, before I start talking about the reading challenges, I want to talk about the reading resolutions I have fixed for myself this year.

  • Read 50 books in 2021
  • Read more LGBTQIA+ books. Before I started book blogging last year, my reading list was very very straight because we really lack casually gay characters especially in genres like mystery and thrillers, which was my most read genre. But, since I started book blogging my reading has got diverse genre-wise, so I have experienced a lot more LGBTQIA+ characters in last one year. But still I think my reading list needs a lot more work when it comes to queer books. Hence, my 2nd resolution is to read more LGBTQIA+ books.
  • More than 50% of books I read in a month need to be diverse in some way (queer characters, non-white characters, etc, etc.)
  • From this year I am making a promise to myself to not read books I don’t want to read just to appear “intellectual” or “well-read”.

That is all for my reading resolutions, now let’s get into my reading challenges.

This year I am taking part in 4 reading challenges. Like last year, this year too I am making a page on my blog, where I am going to keep track of my progress in these Reading Challenges. To view the page click here.

Now, let me introduce you to the 4 reading challenges I am taking part in.

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

The goal of the Popsugar Reading Challenge is simple, you just have to read one book for each of the given prompts. There are 40 standard prompts and 10 advanced prompts. For now my goal is to tackle only the standard prompts. If I finish them before the year ends I might do the advanced prompts. To view the prompts click here.

2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge

Last year also I took part in this challenge. The intention of this challenge is to make us read more non-fiction books. Non-fiction Reader Challenge has 12 categories and three levels. The three levels are: Nonfiction Nipper(Read 3 books, from any category), Nonfiction Nibbler(Read 6 books, from any category), Nonfiction Know-It-All(Read 12 books, one for each category). In 2020 my goal was Non-fiction Nipper, but since I was able to nip successfully, I have decided to increase my goal to Non-fiction Nibbler. This challenge is hosted by Book’d Out. To know more about this challenge and the categories visit here.

2021 Diversity Reading Challenge

In my attempt to diversify my reading more I have decided to take part in a new challenge this year called 2021 Diversity Reading Challenge. The main goal of this challenge is to read diverse books, but there are also optional monthly reading themes for more ambitious of us. This too has three levels for those of us decide to participate in the monthly challenges. The levels are: Noice!(1-4 monthly themes), Da Bomb!(5-8 monthly), Ermahgerd!(9-12 monthly themes). I have decided to participate in all the 12 monthly themes, hence my goal is Ermahgerd!. This challenge is hosted by Celebrity Reads. To know more about the challenge visit here.

2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

Like every year since 2017, this year too I am taking part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. My goal is to read 50 books this year.

That is all for this post. Thank you for reading!

But before I sign off,

What reading resolutions did you take this year? And what Reading Challenges are you taking part in 2021?


16 thoughts on “2021 Reading Challenges and Reading Resolutions

  1. Great post!🌟 My reading resolution is to be consistent with my reading and read more of diverse books and those authors whose books I haven’t read before. As for reading challenges, I don’t think I’ll be taking part in any of it this year probably bcoz of commitment and time issues.πŸ™„

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    1. Great Resolutions! I am also making a promise to myself to read more new and diverse authors this year.
      Even though I take part in this challenge, I only remain focused for first 2-3 months, then I just read what I want to read πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I just have this immense believe in myself that this year I will complete it plus it gives some book recs, so I end up taking part in these challenges. But, I know in my heart I am totally going to flunk these challenges this time as well. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Me too! I also end up doing that only because I never actually end up completing the Popsugar challenge, but each year I do end up with a TBR list of 2-3 books for each prompt!!!!


  2. Great list of goals/resolutions! Last year really saw me reading more diversely but this year I want to keep making that conscious effort to diversify my reads even more and prioritise the BIPOC authors on my existing shelves! I’m also attempting the POPSUGAR challenge again this year and I’m really hoping that 2021 is the year I finally finish it πŸ˜‚ Good luck with achieving these goals!

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    1. Thank you so much! Best luck for The Popsugar Reading Challenge. Even though currently I am all determined that I will complete the challenge, after 2-3 months I am very sure I am going to abandon it and read whatever I wantπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But still I hope that 2021 becomes the year I finally complete the challenge as well.
      Yes, me too. This year in both books I buy and books I read from my shelves I am going to priortise diverse books.


  3. Good luck with all of your goals and challenges!! Is it bad that I still haven’t decided on all of the challenges I’ll do this year? So far I’ve signed up for the Debut Author Challenge and the F&B Harry Potter challenge. And of course, I’m participating in Medieval-A-Thon right now. I’ll probably see about adding in more after the readathon is over.

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    1. Thank you so much! No no, I will most probably end up taking part in 2-3 more challenges as well.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Best of luck to you too for all your goals and reading challenges!


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