Today I am doing my annual New Year Bookish Resolutions book tag which I do every year, and you can see my tag answers for last year here, to see if I acutally managed to stick to any of my bookish resolutions.  This year I’ll be answerinng the same thirteen questions again, the last one being added by myself to the tag which already exists online, though I can’t remember who the creator is, and once again let’s see if I manage to stick to any of these resolutions (unlikely given my track record!🙈😅).  As usual with these tags, I won’t nominate anyone as I’m not sure who wants to do them, but feel free to do the tag and let me know where you are posting your answers it so we can compare, or alternatively let me know what your answers would be in the comments box below. 🙂  Now, onto the questions…

1.  An author you’d like to read that you’ve never read?

One author I’d like to read this year is a good blogging friend of mine who has lots of books out already and that is Victoria Zigler.  Even though we’ve known each other for a while, I haven’t had the chance to read any of her work yet, but I did sneak a few deals at the Smashwords End of Year sale, the first time I’ve ever signed up to Smashwords, and alongside some other authors, I got hold of some of her work so I am hoping I will have some free time this year to read some of her work. 🙂

2. A book you’d like to read?

There are so many books to put on this list, but one I’m interested in this year is Wilder by Penny Chrimes.  I’ve already read Penny Chrimes other books Tiger Heart and The Dragon and Her Boy, which were both amazing, and now I can’t wait for her next book which is about a wild child found in the wilderness who is taken in by the wise woman of a village and namedRhodd.  Rhodd seems to have a natural connection to the wild, to animals and in particular a falcon and one day some strange things happen causing the river to dry up and Rhodd investigates.  It’s not out until the 16th February, but I really hope I get the chance to read it this year. 🙂

3. A classic you’d like to read?

I’ll note a classic I’ve received but have never read yet and that’s Frankenstein.  I have a dyslexia friendly book of Frankenstein: A Retelling by Tanya Landman which I can’t wait to read as I’ve never actually read this story before, the original or a retelling of it, and I’m interested in what exactly happens.

4. A book you’d like to re-read?

I don’t often get the time these days to re-read books but I’m feeling oddly nostalgic for a series I enjoyed a few years ago called the Lady Helen trilogy of books by Alison Goodman, and would love to re-read The Dark Days Club, The Dark Days Pact , and The Dark Days Deceit all over again.  The stories were so immersive and detailed and just felt like such a good and absorbing read, and for some weird reason I’ve been thinking of that series a lot recently, maybe it’s time to do a re-read. 🙂

5. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read?

I feel terrible that I still have a book called Glassheart by Katharine Orton and haven’t yet read it.  The story is about Nona and her uncle who travel everywhere together, replacing stained-glass windows in war-torn buildings, and when a commission takes them to the moors of Dartmoor, Nona discovers a wild and powerful magic which threatens everything.  It’s a beautiful looking book and I really enjoyed Katharine Orton’s previous book Nevertell so I’m hoping that I will enjoy this one and get the chance to tick it off on my outstanding tbr list this year.

6. A big book you’d like to read?

 Slaughtered Gods by Thilde Kold Holdt.  This is the last book in the Hanged God trilogy which is inspired by Norse mythology and has been so amazing to read with the first two books being so interesting and a brilliant adventure.  This book is listed as being well over 500 pages long, so that probably counts as a big book right? 🙂

7. An author you’ve previously read and would like to read more of?

I could just put Thilde Kold Holt here as I’ve just mentioned her but I would also like to put N S Ford here too.  I loved her previous book We Watch You and I do have a copy of her new book They Lie Here but I haven’t yet had the chance to read it, though I’m hoping to do so early this year. 🙂

8. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read?

I got this book before Christmas but it’s one I really badly want to read and it’s Lost in Time by A G Riddle.  I won this book along with The Children of Gods and Fighting Men last year, which I also want to read, and I can’t wait to read it as the story sounds so interesting about a man who is accussed of murdering his wife, and, as the story is set in the future,  instead of being imprisoned as punishment, he is sent about 200 million years into the past!  It sounds so interesting and it’s one book i’m really itching to read this year! 😀

9. A series you want to read from start to finish?

I’m not sure I want to start a series when I have so many books to read from last year still plaguing my tbr pile.🙈  I think I’ll just stick to saying I’d like to finish The Hanged God tirlogy by Thilde Kold Holdt, which I’ve already mentioned as I want to be able to say I’ve finished the trilogy, and early this year too.  I know it’s sort of cheating considering this is also an answer to the next question, but I just can’t think of any other series I want to start right now. 🙂

10. A series you want to finish that you’ve already started?

The Hanged God trilogy by Thilde Kold Holdt.  I’ve already mentioned it but I started this trilogy last year as part of a blog tour for the third book and managed to review Northern Wrath and Shackled Fates before the end of the year, however I never managed to get around to reading the final book in the series, Slaughtered I’m hoping i can do that early this year. 🙂

11. Do you set reading goals?  If so how many books do you want to read in 2021?

I think I’m going to attempt 110 books this year, on my Goodreads challenge.  I know it’s ambitious and last time I aimed for 100 I think I failed but I managed over 160 books last year so I am keeping it a little small and I would rather meet this gaol and be happy, than not achieve it and feel upset by that.

12. Any other reading goals?

I want to try to read more of my outstanding tbr books, especially books I’ve promised to review a while ago but just haven’t managed to finish!  I feel terrible for keeping authors and publishers waiting, especially as ill health and bereavement took up a lot of my time and has affected my reading in the last couple of years, and I hope that I can manage to finish at least most of these books, this year.  Fingers crossed!🤞

13. (my own additional question added to this tag) Are there any reading goals from last year that you’d like to carry into this year?

Yes, basically I’d like to be able to complete all of my last year’s new year bookish resolutions, seeing as I’m not sure I acutally stuck to any of them last year!😅🙈


So, I hope you enjoyed this book tag and we’ll have to see if I manage to stick to any of my bookish resolutions this year.  But like I said last year, I’m a big mood reader and also you just don’t know what life will throw at you, so who knows if I manage to stick to any of these or not, we’ll see! 🙂

What do you think of my answers to this tag?  What bookish resolutions are you making this year?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂