In 2021, I set myself the ambitious goal of reading 30 books in a year.
That may not sound too ambitious to some, but for me it was a monumental feat. You see, I was very out of practice when it came to reading.
Like — the last book I read was my high school prescribed text (and it was a skim read!) — level out of practice.
But, after the bin-fire year that was 2020, I figured it was time to turn in my TikTok escapism for something more fulfilling. And so, my reading journey began.
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Truth be told, I didn't hit 30 and I have a few dud reads to blame for it.
I rounded out the year on a healthy 23 books, and of them were six killer reads that changed my life for the better.
So, in the spirit of inspiring others, I thought I'd share the six books you should add to your to-read pile right now if you're feeling a little out of touch with reading, but would love to get reacquainted in the year ahead.
Here are my favourite reads of 2021.