Books of 2021

Here we are, a new year!! Though all that is happening in life doesn’t really change, it gives us a sense of being able to pause, evaluate and start fresh. Sometimes a reset is needed, sometimes reevaluating priorities is needed, sometimes a goal to aim for is needed.

I don’t really set New Year’s Resolutions anymore but one thing I do do is set a goal for how many books I want to read in the new year. Some years I pick out all the books from my bookshelf ahead of time as the books to read for that year, other years I set a goal and just read what I fancied. I recently shared my books of 2020 and you can find that post here. I moved it over to a post as this page was ready for a reset as the New Year came.

So here we are, new year, new book goals!! If there’s ever a goal I can stick with all year, it’s a book goal!! (Bookworm Alert!). Though I didn’t reach the goal I had set for 2020, I am still happy with what I read so I upped the ante this year. My book goal for 2021 is to read 36 books!! WOWZA!!! That’s a pretty big goal for me but I am banking on grad school to help me out a little bit. Hey, if I’m reading two to four books for just one class, you best believe it will count!

So here’s to another year of reading, and also, a year of growth!

  • Work that God Sees, prayerful motherhood in the midst of the overwhelm, GROWING by Shannon Guerra
  • Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
  • Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice by Derald Wing Sue (grad school book)
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride, performed (read) by Andre Braugher & Lainie Kazan
  • currently reading: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • currently reading: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of our Bodies and Hearts by Resmaa Menakem (grad school book)
  • currently reading: Theory and Practice of Group Counseling by Gerald Corey (grad school book)
  • currently reading: Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills (grad school book)
  • currently listening to: Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli,

"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a book."

J.K. Rowling