My Reading Goals:
Happy 2016! Each year I join the Goodreads Reading Challenge as a way to push myself to read more books and stretch myself as a reader. As I look back on my 2015 reading goals, I am proud of myself for what I achieved:
- I read over 75 books.
- I stretched myself as a reader. I read more “boy” books than ever – Crossover, One Shot at Forever, I am the Weapon, Stand Off, and All American Boys. I picked up more “worldly” books – Inside Out and Back Again, A Long Walk to Water, A Long Way Home: A Memoir, and I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives. I also read more adult books – See Me, A Friend of the Family, Circling the Sun, The History of Love, The Husband’s Secret, and Station Eleven.
- I read more nonfiction!
- And finally… I tried my best to read all of the Advanced Reader Copies of books I received from NetGalley.
So for 2016, I am keeping my goals simple. Our school librarian shared a Reading Challenge that she adapted from challenges she found online. I decided to take on her challenge:
- a book based on a true story
- a book that published the year you were born
- a trilogy
- a book set somewhere you always wanted to visit
- a banned book
- a play
- a book your mom loves
- a book that is set in Chicago
- a graphic novel
- a non-fiction book
- a book set in the future
- a book you can finish in a day
- a book of short stories
- a memoir
- a book by visiting author Matt de la Peña
- a book that became a movie
- a book you own but never read
- a classic romance
- a book with more than 500 pages
- a book published in 2015
- a book with a one word title
- a book by a female author
- a mystery or thriller
- a book with non-human characters
- a book a friend recommended
- a book more than 100 years old
My goal for this year is 85+ books so if you have any recommendations based on this challenge or that I must read, please comment below and I will add them to my to-read list.