Every year, I create a list of books that I would like to read in the coming year. It’s so much fun to be able to go back to this list when I’m stuck in a reading rut after finishing an excellent book! I often find inspiration for reading from this list that I published at the beginning of the new year.
I’ve recently been asking friends and readers for their book recommendations for this year and wow! You all have great ideas!
I always find new book titles to read throughout the year and I never fully complete this list of goals, but it’s a fun starting place for my year of reading.
With all of that said, here’s my list of book goals for 2021!
Non-Fiction Book Goals
- Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa Terkeurst
- She Reads Truth by Rachel Myers
- The Art of Gathering and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
- Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond
- The Miracle Morning for Teachers by Hal Enrod
- Dancing with a Porcupine by Jennie Owens
- The Home Edit Life by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzaro
- Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson
- Adventuring Together by Greta Eskridge
- Devoted: Great Men and Their Godly Moms by Tim Challies
- Hello Mornings by Kat Lee
- Adopted for Life with Russel Moore
- Strong Mothers, Strong Sons by Meg Meeker
- Job by Charles Swindoll
- This Too Shall Last by KJ Ramsey
- White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
- Stand All the Way Up by Sophie Hudson
- Body Love by Kelly Leveque
Fiction Book Goals
- The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
- Run by Ann Patchett
- Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
- Vox by Christina Dalcher
- The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
- American Royals by Katharine McGee
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
- The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth
- Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick
- American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
- Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- Stealing Home: A Sweet Magnolias Novel by Sherryl Woods
- The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate
“The Classics I’ve Never Read” Book Goals
This category is a bit humbling if I’m being completely candid. To be frank, I know you will be shocked when I admit that I’ve never fully read anything by Jane Austen. I know. I know. Here we go.
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Books of the Bible Goals
In 2020, I read Matthew as an entire book in a study on the She Reads Truth App. In 2021, I would like to read the other Gospels and a few other books of the Bible in their entirety. I plan to do these available study plans in the SheReadsTruth app.
- 1&2 Corinthians
I’ve set my book goal on Goodreads extra high this year, aspiring to read 100 books. I’ve never read more than 70 books in one year, but my husband gifted me with an audible subscription for Christmas and I think those 12 credits will give me a good jump on my literary ambitions! We will see how many books I can actually complete in a year while balancing motherhood and teaching elementary school. This will be a fun experiment!
May this year be our best year of reading yet, dear friends! May we find more comfort in books and less comfort in Supreme pizza and fruit slathered in Nutella. Maybe that’s just me?
Happy new year from my book list to yours!