Reading goals for 2017

It’s a new year, and for people who read, that always means making a fresh new reading action plan.  I used to make big lists of books, but then I only ended up reading a few on the list and reading dozens of others instead.  So now I stick to straight numbers.

Read 60 books to the end last year, ranging from pamphlet sized to doorstopper sized.

This year I think I’ll try for a clear hundred.  The twist is that I hope only 1/5 are ebooks.  I went ebook heavy last year when I got tired of reading like 1960 hadn’t arrived and wanted to read something modern and fresh.  Which led to me reading a bunch of 70s and 80s ebooks, lol.  I did stumble into a couple of interesting new authors writing fresh recently published books, though.

Anyway I’m back to old stuff again, because I got some ancient tomes for Christmas gifts and they are delightful.  I guess I’m making this post so I remember to do a monthly update.

Happy New Year!



4 thoughts on “Reading goals for 2017

  1. I used to make big lists of books, but then I only ended up reading a few on the list and reading dozens of others instead.

    Same here. I can’t even count the number of books I read last year and then didn’t bother to review. A goal is to do better with that this year.


  2. I prefer reading from actual books, but my kindle is just so convenient that I do about half of my reading on it. It’s also nice that I can share ebooks with my husband so that we can read at the same time without buying two copies. I read 52 books last year, which was my goal. I haven’t set a numerical goal for this year yet but I did start my list.

    Happy New Year!


  3. 95% of my actual book reading happens in the bathroom, and probably 50% of those books have the word “child” in the title and are rereads rather than reads.

    My current read is “The Explosive Child.” Kind of a scary title and not the end-all-be-all (I’m also a positive reinforcement true believer), but a very helpful approach. This time through, I’ve been thinking of the applicability of the method to marital disputes, and thinking about the fact that the manosphere assumes that Plan A (tell people flat out to do things) and Plan C (capitulate) are the only options, ignoring the existence of Plan B (both put concerns–not solutions–on the table and work it out until you achieve win-win).


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