Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great New Year and a lovely holiday season.
I feel like 2019 went by very quickly. Anyone else?
Since this is the beginning of a new year (and new decade) I thought I would share what are some of my reading goals for the year.
First I actually plan to read less than I have in the past. I get so caught up in the number of books read that I’m actually missing out on reading what is enjoyable to me, so I want to slow down my pace and find some good books.
My second goal is buy fewer books. Currently my Kindle has so much on it that even if I read 50 books a year it would still take me several years to read everything on there. Not to mention all the physical books that I own but haven’t read or finished, so I definitely trying to not buy too many because honestly I don’t know that I could hold myself to a complete year without buying any books at all.
And my last goal is to read larger novels. Typically I’m drawn to young adult literature because most of them run at about 300 to 350 pages with larger print; and if you are a fast reader you could complete these in an afternoon, or if you are a slow reader, like me, then in a few days. Makes my reading count go higher faster, but I feel like bigger novels are more intriguing as long as they are written well. For example, I am currently reading The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman and the paperback addition I have is 936 pages. It has taken me about a month to make it to page 500, but I have read it nearly everyday since the beginning of December and don’t feel at all like I am wasting my time. I can think of a few books I read in 2019 that were much shorter and got me to the point where I decided not to finish them. So at the moment I’m inclined to believe that reading larger novels might me in my best interest.
Did you make any reading goals for 2020?