This is the first year I’ve set myself any kind of formal goals. But I’m finding these days that in the absence of some sort of structure to my reading, I read books I don’t really enjoy, read without much pleasure or purpose. So, here goes. We’ll see how it actually works.
* The middle school in the district where I work has been doing the 40 book challenge with their kids and I’m using it as an opportunity to bulk up my upper elementary RA skills. So, I want to finish that, which will involve a lot of juvenile non-fiction reading (I have…thoughts about what kind of reading we’re valuing when we create these challenges).
* Finish a couple of read-throughs, namely CJ Cherryh, Gillian Bradshaw, and Elizabeth Bear. (I just read all of Andrea K. Höst’s backlist, so that’s done!) (I figured out how to add the umlaut! hurrah!)
* Read at least 12 non-fiction books. This shouldn’t be hard if I pay attention, but I read very few last year.
* Read at least 12 ILL books. I have a bunch clogging up my TBR list and I just need to go through and request them.
* Read at least 20 diverse books. Probably the most important one on this list. The others are just for personal satisfaction; this one I need to do and will be disappointed in myself if I don’t. Again, this shouldn’t be hard. Based on my TBR alone, I should meet it easily, and there have been some great lists to look at if I need to.
* Re-read and write up posts for Ellis Peters’s Felse books and Patricia McKillip.
* Read Django Wexler’s books. JUST DO IT ALREADY.
* Read at least 12 books that have been languishing on my TBR for 3 years or more. I just went through and marked them off.
So–there are some goals, which seem in the rush of January excitement to be quite doable. Do you all set reading goals?