I have a somewhat sad reading recap to provide for this year. I guess that’s the point of setting goals – to stretch yourself – and while you can’t always reach them, at least you try. Well last year I set what now seems like a very lofty reading goal. In all fairness, I didn’t know at the time that we would be buying a house and that my time would somehow disappear into the various projects and upkeep that come with being a homeowner. But in an effort to share the good and the bad (because I wouldn’t want you thinking I was some kind of wonder woman who paints a house, works, blogs and reads all at the same time!), here’s the update.
The goal was 18 books…and I read 10! That’s 55.55% complete. Not quite what I wanted, considering that last year I met 95% of my goal, but not bad either. I read some really great books this year, so I don’t regret the goal at all. I’m not sure if I’ll set another for 2014. I’ll always keep reading, so there’s no worry that without the goal I won’t read, but I think I may just read at my own pace without worrying about any numbers.
Do you set a goal for number of books or pages to read? What was your favorite book from this past year? Mine was Where’d You Go, Bernadette with Flight Behavior as a close second.
1. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
4. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
5. Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
6. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
7. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
8. Anna Karenin by Leo Tolstoy
9. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
10. Room by Emma Donoghue