Wow, what a week in the US! … and we’re just starting off 2021! But we’re here for the bookishness and a bit of escape, so here we go.

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ONE+ Bout of Books 30 was last week – did you participate? How did you do? I finished 3 novellas which were absolutely awesome.

TWO+ It’s not too late to join Vintage Science Fiction Month and Off the Grid Readathon is January 15 – 17th.

THREE+ Our annual Literary and Genre Book Awards Calendar is live for 2021!

FOUR+ The 2020 Costa Book Awards Category winners have been announced. Have you read any of these books? One of them will be chosen as “Book of the Year” on Jan. 26th.

FIVE+ Have you watched Bridgerton on Netflix yet? I have – it’s charming. They are based on books by Julia Quinn. Here’s A Guide to the Bridgerton Books and What to Read After Watching (and Loving) BRIDGERTON on Netflix … and 14 Books like Bridgerton for Obsessed Fans.

SIX+ Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021 is massive … sooo many books.

SEVEN+ And check out Anticipated Literary Reads For Readers of Color 2021 to find new books coming out by authors of color.

EIGHT+ You know you’re a true bibliophile when you feel this way -> Dear Hiring Manager: Please Interview My Goodreads Account, Not Me

EIGHT+ Do you have A pre-planned reading list for the year?

NINE+ Am I the only one that’s bookmarked All the Horror Books We’re Excited About in 2021?! I can’t be!

TEN+ Here’s Andi’s ABC Free templates to help keep track of reading challenges. How are you keeping track of reading challenges? We have a “Reading Challenge Plans” folder on our GXO Reading Challenges Group on Goodreads.

ELEVEN+ Manage Your 2021 TBR With These Reading List Apps

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TWELVE+ Sharing there Arhaus 2021 Video Call Backgrounds so you can mix things up a little.

THIRTEEN+ Home Improvement 101: How To Schedule Routine Home Maintenance is really useful.

FOURTEEN+ For cooking / recipe inspiration check out The Kitchn’s 10 Most Popular Meal Plans of 2020.

FIFTEEN+ Here’s a few January 2021 Wallpapers for you.

I’ve been loving the Iced Eucalyptus hand soap lately from Bath and Body Works – there’s a sale going on now – their hand soaps are my favorite.


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