Every year I do the Goodreads challenge where I set a goal of how many books I plan to read through the year and track my progress. I like Goodreads because you can see what your friends are reading for inspiration or check out the recommendations you get based on books you’ve read in the past.
I always aim to read 50 books in a year and will sometimes read a few more than that. I generally have two to three books going at the same time. I’ll have an audiobook I listen to when I’m walking, a paperback or digital book for commuting, and an oversized or hardback book at my nightstand.
I like to alternate between fiction and non fiction. I’ve been part of book clubs in the past and am currently part of a book club at work which is fun. The great thing about book clubs is it challenges you to read books you wouldn’t have picked up otherwise. Last year I wouldn’t have read How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan or The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin had it not been for my book club.
I never know that books I’m going to read in a given year. I’ll make some plans but then a new book will come out from an author I enjoy or I’ll pick up something on a whim or recommendation.
I just finished Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes so one down and 49 to go!
What are you reading this year?