One of the best parts about a new year are the bright, shiny goals that you set for yourself (not that all those goals come to fruition—they become less bright and shiny around February time when the thrill of trying to change yourself wears thin). However, reading goals are much easier to achieve because it’s all about reading, which I, for one, love to do. The last time I did this, I had a very long list of books that I didn’t get to because it was a very long list. I’m minimizing my goals this year, reading and otherwise, so here’s my reasonable reading goals for 2017:
- World War II – I’m making this the year of World War II where I explore that war. I have a long list of possible books to read from histories and historical fictions to YA and children’s novels.
- Read the World – Every month I’m going to focus on a country and read a book from or about that country. There will possibly be some cuisine from that country and a movie involved as well (thanks to Bridgett who gave me the idea).
- Literature – One classic every month. I’d like to add Les Miserables into this category, but it’s a very long book…so we’ll see.
And that’s it. Yup. I’ll, naturally, read other books, but these are the ones that I’m going to focus on. I’m very excited.
What are your reading goals? Do you, like I normally do, just read what happens to fall into your lap, or do you plan ahead? Do you have a book list that you work from? Do you read one book at a time or do you read several books simultaneously? Let me know.