Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Reading Goals Revisited and Refined

Last year I set some reading goals, specifically I wanted to make sure I was taking some personal non-review reading time, by reading at least 12 books that I didn't specifically request for review.

I also wanted to keep an accurate record of what I read, which I did, so thanks to that I can share my results.

I did in fact read 15, and here's the breakdown. It affirms my desire to read with intention as well, focusing on more Christian nonfiction and putting effort into reading with my kids.
  • Christian Nonfiction 4
  • Nonfiction 1
  • Fiction 4
  • Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction5
  • Memoir 1
Here are my totals, mostly review copies, with some surprising results:
  • Biography/Memoir 12
  • Christian Nonfiction 6
  • Nonfiction 10
  • Fiction 41
  • Middle Grade Fiction 16
  • Young Adult Fiction 15
That's 100 books, on the nose (there are probably another 10 or more that I didn't finish so aren't included in this number). A pretty large number, 23 of them, were audiobooks, which speaks to the power of using time doing other things (driving and cleaning mostly) to read.

This year, I'd like to do more of the same. I want to continue to make sure I'm feeding my mind and soul with Christian nonfiction, being more particular about what I accept for review. which I have been doing for the past 6 months or so and makes that gap between "personal reading" and "review reading" shrink. However, I'd still like to be sure I take time to read "just for me" if there are backlist titles that interest me.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I liked reading how the year turned out for you. Sounds like you made a lot of progress in a direction you were headed. That's always cause for celebration!

Again, I'm thankful for Nightstand because it allows me to make bite-sized goals throughout the year to help me make sure I'm staying on track!