* Image: Nishant Choksi
I spent the holidays pouring over new books and old. My Christmas gifts consisted primarily of books, both the real kind and a new Kindle Paperwhite so I can read outside and in the dark. And my list of Best Books of 2012 just kept growing and growing. Check out this great list from NPR for just one list that has recently caught my attention. Each one results in more notes scribbled into the back of my notebook, more holds placed at the library and more books added to my Amazon cart.
In an effort to control the chaos of my book piles (real and virtual), I am going to write a measurable reading goal for the year. Around the web, readers set goals for themselves, often to read 100s of books for the year. I am overwhelmed by daunting goals like these so I plan to keep my goals a bit simpler. On average, I read one to two books per week. I try to alternate between adult and children’s book but am not always quite that organized.
So, for a measurable reading goal for 2013, I plan to read 3 adult books and 3 middle grade/young adult books per month.
Doable or too much? Only time will tell…