2021 Bookish Resolutions’ Evaluation

Every year, since I started blogging, I’ve shared with you my bookish resolutions. Most of the times, I’ve been relatively successful in fulfilling them. I can tell you in advance that in 2021, however, that was not the case, something I hadn’t anticipated midway through the year.

My first goal was to read at least 25 books, fewer than the previous year, since I was hoping to read some huge books. I did read two massive books and started the one I’m still reading. But I also decided to DNF three of those that I was expecting to tackle. Spending weeks reading books that I then didn’t complete was one of the reasons why I didn’t manage to achieve my reading goal. Not only did I just read 22 books, the smallest number in the last five years, but I also read a much smaller number of pages than in 2020. I must have spent less time reading than usual without even realising.

On a more positive note, I succeeded in reading at least eight books by Lusophone authors, that is authors who write books in Portuguese. I read them without having the resolution in mind to be honest, since I had completely forgotten about this one in particular. Maybe for that reason the majority of the books that I read were not the ones I was planning to. Seven of the books I read were new to me and another was a reread.

Another of my resolutions for 2021 was to publish six posts every month on the blog. I didn’t… I was doing very well in the first half of the year. But I then only published five posts in October and November, which to be honest doesn’t bother me at all, since it is such a small difference.

Continuing with the goals that I didn’t achieve, I didn’t visit nor write about bookish places. I went to just a couple of physical bookshops throughout the year, and they were not particularly special. The pandemic didn’t help with my wish to visit some touristy, far-away places.

My last resolution was to share an old blog post on Twitter every Sunday. I didn’t do it every single Sunday, sadly, because I either simply forgot to schedule those tweets ahead of time or I hadn’t had the time to proofread the posts I wanted to share again. I feel that my English writing skills have improved since I first started blogging, so I always reread the posts I shared and corrected the grammar and spelling mistakes that I spotted (I’m sure that there are still many of them). I haven’t changed any of the content, though.

Although I only fully fulfilled one of my resolutions, I’m not hugely bothered about it. I just think that it’s fun to come up with a list of bookish goals!

Did you have any bookish resolutions for 2021? Have you fulfilled them? Tell me in the comments!


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