A week before this year ends, I have decided what my book goals are going to be. They aren’t very ambitious objectively but they are when one considers everything else that’ll be going on next year. I’ll graduate. I’ll start working. I’ll move back to my hometown. I’ll be friendless… not really, but my college friends have become more like siblings since we’ve lived together for HALF A DECADE and they’ll all be in different cities and aghhhhhhhhhh… Let’s change the topic before I have a meltdown and short-circuit my keyboard, shall we?
HERE ARE MY 10 READING RESOLUTIONS FOR 2015:
- I will be reading 30 books in 2015. It is less than a third of what I read in 2014 but I will be starting a job in the middle of the year, and I have only about 3 months to spend with my friends so I want to read less this year. If I finish reading 30 books fairly early, I’ll increase the challenge or 40 0r 50. Like in 2014, my original goal was 50 books but I finished that in May, so I kept increasing it. I stopped at 90, which I have now completed. (And exceeded) I don’t want to disappoint myself by setting the bar too high when I know I’ll have a busy year full of changes so I’ll start with 30.
- I will maintain the Book Riot detailed reading spreadsheet so that I remember to read diversely.
- I will read at least one Shakespeare play from cover to cover. Mostly Macbeth. May be more.
- I will read at least 5 non-fiction books
- I will read at least one new Classic.
- I will read at least one more of the Song of Ice and Fire books.
- I will read at least one graphic book.
- I will read at least 5 books by people of colour. (This includes Indians/South Asians. Yes it does.)
- I will read at least 10 books by women. This ought to be 15 actually. I’ll aim for 15, but try at least 10.
- I will make a TBR list (Maybe a TBR jar) and read at least 6 books from on there.