Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Reading Goals

The beginning of every year I make a list of reading goals.

My 2006 Goals:
1. Read 65 books - As of 12/20 I have read 76 books. I anticipate several more with our impending drive to Ohio.
2. Read a min. of 10 "classics" - Ummm yeah. Not a single classic made my reading list.
3. Balance out my reading selections more- I actually think I did a good job at this. I have a good mix of suspense, Chick Lit, "drama", biography and Christian Fiction.

So what are my goals for 2007?
1. Read 75 books - I have been adding 10 books to my goal list each year.
2. Read 5 "classics" - Maybe if I start conservative I will actually accomplish it this year.
3. Read at least 25 books already on my shelf - Sounds like a silly goal, but with over 500 books on my shelf I really need to start reading some of the items on it instead of continuing to add to it.
4. Re-read certain childhood books, such as Jacob Have I Loved, Bridge to Terabithia and others - I want to be able to remember these books so I can discuss and share them with EMily and Chris, since they are older now and starting to be able to read such childhood "must-reads"

So for you other avid readers, do you make goals? If so, share them!! Here is to happy reading in 2007!!

4 comments:

Victoria said...

ooh, I'd never thought of doing reading goals, good idea! I especially love your idea of re-reading childhood books! I re-read the Narnia chronicles a couple years ago & really enjoyed the different perspective so am going to take up this idea, only read them out loud to Mr. C! :)

Hope you are all well, I feel so out of touch! :( (my own darn fault!)

SuperMom said...

I don't make reading goals, but I just wanted to recommend two classics that I just love and think you would too based on what I think your current tastes are. Try Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Little Women by Luisa May Alcott and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I generally don't love Emily Bronte, FWIW.

Oh, and my favorite Dicken's book is Great Expectations.

Good luck and have fun!

Classics can seem dauting at first b/c they don't always grab you like today's books do, but the ones I listed above are so good I find myself re-reading them often.

Alexis Jacobs said...

Cait... I have read all those and I love them! In fact I have a few that are old collector editions. I wonder if it would be cheating to reread those :-)

Val, that's me said...

you crack me up, that's all i have to say. i still cannot figure out HOW you find time to read. i wish i coul find it...maybe in miami i will while siting on the beach? :) yeah right, probably in my dreams will i actually be sitting and not be chasing kiddos. sigh..