New Year, New Reading Challenge

The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition by C.S. Lewis

I’ve pledged to read 150 books again this year with the Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge. I’m already 1 book behind, so that’s lovely. The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition by C.S. Lewis will most likely will my first completed book as it’s the book I’ve started reading. I sometimes have multiple books going at once, but I still think that will be the first I finish this year.

I’ve never really done much with New Year’s resolutions, but I do have a few book-related goals this year that I’ll share and track here.

  • I want to make more conscious reading choices rather than just reading whatever pops up next on my Kindle and plowing through all the free books. Related to this, I want to stop hoarding books I really want to read like I’m saving them for some special occasion. I should actually read them instead of just anticipating the read! (I’m looking at you 2014 Kristen Ashley releases!) Also, I want to read some of the hardcovers and paperbacks on my shelves instead of defaulting to my Kindle because it’s handy.
  • As part of those conscious choices, I’d like to read at least one non-fiction book each month. I don’t care if it’s a celebrity memoir or a political economics book.
  • It would be nice to get more use out of my huge collection of cookbooks, so I’ll highlight one of them each month and select 2 recipes to try during that month.
  • I’m committing to weekly posts here at my shiny new blog. Some weeks may have more than one new post, but I think once a week is a good goal as a start.

3 comments

  1. you have great goals! 150 books will be awesome to see you reach šŸ™‚

    I especially love this: “Related to this, I want to stop hoarding books I really want to read like Iā€™m saving them for some special occasion” I do this with magazines and ebooks and most notably for me, yarn. I was saving so many things for the perfect pattern, and I missed out on enjoying knitting them – so last year, I used some of my very cherished things, and grew my knowledge in each of those projects by leaps and bounds.

    I want to read more fiction this year. I’ve listened with E, but not read for myself. I’ve read non-fiction both for my bookstudy and for enjoyment. maybe I need to reread some of the light things on my bookshelf to get myself back in the mood of reading šŸ™‚

    1. I do the magazine hoarding too. Do I think all good reading material is someday going to disappear? So silly. Yay for both of us going through our respective stashes.

      It’s funny how our non-fiction/fiction ratios are flipped between us. šŸ˜€

      1. the fiction/non-fiction ratio is funny! I used to be such a huge fiction reader!

        Ohhhh, and this does remind me that I bought two knitting ebooks before christmas and haven’t even opened them in my iPad. bad kristine! šŸ˜›

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