Again today, I’m joining hosts Girlxoxo, Traveling with T and Estella’s Revenge for their annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – “a fun way to recap the year that was” with “every day of the event (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) planned out” and a link-up on all their blogs. Today’s topic is “Challenges and Goals.”
I didn’t do any reading challenges this year and my personal goals/resolutions? I’m going to save those for a post January 1. Instead, I am going to look forward to my reading goals for 2019, including a collection of 10 books on my Kindle with which I want to start the new year. However, I will save my “First Book of the Year” for a post for January 1– and it will be a book in print this year.
My main reading goal this year, in what will be the year that I turn 50 (in June), is to read 50 books. This year, I read 35; in 2017, 48; in 2016, 44, so it is doable. Initially, with my 25 Things Before I Turn 50 post, my goal was to read a book a week and I was thinking of a book a week in the year that I turn 50, but then as I writing this, I realized why not just make it 50? So there it is.
In alphabetical order, the books I have on my books to read in 2019 collection on my Kindle are:
- Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
- All Things Bright and Beautiful and All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Crocodile on the Sandbank, the first Amelia Peabody mystery, by Elizabeth Peters
- John Adams by David McCullough
- Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
- The Quiet Game, the first Penn Cage, by Greg Iles
- The Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis
- The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
- You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Alexie Sherman
A few explanations:
- Technically, it’s 13 books, but I have the first Herriot books in one collection and The Space Trilogy that I recently bought as a Kindle Daily Deal.
- I already have started the first three books on the list. I just haven’t finished them…yet.
- The list is split evenly fiction and nonfiction as I want to read more nonfiction than I did this past year.
What are your reading goals for 2019?