So it’s that time of the year where everyone posts about the books they read in 2014 and the resolutions they have for 2015. I’ve loved reading everyone’s posts, so I guess I’ll jump in with my own. But…I’m gonna keep it short and sweet, because the Xbox is calling my name, plus I’m having dinner with my roomie tonight at one of our comfort restaurants – Waffle House!!
Here’s my 2014, in just a few short stats:
Total books read – 308
Total pages read – 83,538
Longest read – Infinite Jest (1,079 pages)
5 star books – 49
Top 4 faves – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes; The Supernatural Enhancements; The Spotted Dog Last Seen; We Were Liars
1. My Goodreads goal for the year is 270 – 30 less than 2014. That seems like a lot, but I count everything. Novels, picture books, graphic novels, short stories, audiobooks, and more. I have a LOT of reading time, so I’ve given myself a goal that reflects my reading trends and time considerations.
2. Read widely. In 2014, I jumped headfirst into the world of comics, read more nonfiction than any year before, and picked up adult/literary fiction again for the first time in a long time. I want to continue this trend and expand my reading even more.
3. Read award winners. For several years, I’ve kept binders of the finalists and winners for each of the ALA Youth Media Awards. I was trying to work my way through the history of these awards, but somewhere along the way the project just sorta got…abandoned. Time to pick it back up.
4. Read New Adult. A few weeks ago, I mentioned the reading list my coworker Lindsey gave me to get me started in NA. I’ve made progress, but this year, I wanna finish it.
5. Chill out. With lists, challenges, read-alongs, and more to capture my time and attention, I want to remember that reading is fun. That I can give myself grace in not finishing a challenge, not reading off a list, and things like that. Also, I always beat myself up for not having time to browse at the library or a bookstore because of ARCs and challenges and stuff, so I want to feel okay about reading freely this year!
What are your goals and resolutions for 2015?