First reading list of 2021

A new year equals a new start in more than ways than one. For most of on here, it means a new list of books to read each each week, month or year. Those who have been following me know that I post a TBR list each month and this year is no exception.

My book clubs are still going strong via our new virtual reality, and many of them have their lists already settled for the year, although that is a for a whole different post. For January, I actually get a reprieve since my one book club is picking their list for the year and another is reading “An American Marriage”, which I have already read and one that I reviewed. So I am starting the year with some freedom.

However, this year, I am organizing my reading list a little differently. Besides, my book club reads, I will also be attempting to read at least one book from my new list for The Classics Club and another from my personal bookshelf, in the attempt of getting the unread books to balance out the books I read. Also, I will be trying to read a little more nonfiction. My one book club is going to be alternating between fiction and non-fiction each month so my person pick will alternate opposite.

So without trying to make this book any longer than it needs to be, my books for January are as follows:

Book Club Picks

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey

This is the January pick for the Modern Library Book Club, and we will be discussing it later this week. I read it once back in high school and haven’t read it since, so it’s a bit of refresher. It will be interesting to hear what everyone has to say about it.

The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie

This is the pick for the Society of Avid Readers Across the Hudson Book Club and it’s another reread for me. I read it a few years ago, but for the life of me I can’t remember it. I just hope that I can get the book in time. My library didn’t have it.

The Classics Club pick

Shirley” by Charlotte Bronte

This was the book that I have to read for the latest Classic Club spin which is due at the end of the month. While I have started it, I have hardly put a dent into it. Seriously need to finish this book and review it.

I am still shocked that I haven’t read anything by Bronte other than “Jane Eyre.”

Personal picks

American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic” by Andrew Cuomo

I have been wanting to read this book since it came out, particularly because it is always interesting to see what officials are going through behind the scenes. Also I live in upstate NY, so this pretty much personal at this point.

What are you reading to kick off the new year? Have you read any of the books on this list? What did you think?

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