I’m more than a little bit in disbelief that it’s already time to think about reading goals for next year. Next month I’ll share a recap of how I did on my goals for 2013 (hey, the year’s not over yet for me to wrap that up already).
If you looked at my post for last year’s goals, you’ll see that these are very similar.
- Participate in my 2014 Reading Challenge.
Details on the challenge to come, but I’m excited about it. It’s fairly low-key, but still chips away at some longer-term reading goals I have.
- Read 208 books.
4 books a week, children’s titles over 100 pages count towards the total..
- Read 40,000 pages.
This should a counterpart goal to the number of books – it provides a disincentive to reading lots of short books. I picked this number based on my stats over the last year.
- Read all book club selections.
With an exception clause if I know I’ll miss a meeting, I can not finish the book. I hope not to use this clause however. Plus I’m giving myself one escape clause – one book that if I don’t like, I can not finish. Perhaps I should call it my “House of Mirth” rule in honor of the book that’s inspiring it.
- Get new children’s books monthly to share with the kids.
Still vague with the total, this is simply here as a reminder to me to make sure and get fresh material for them.
- Listen to 1 audio book.
Starting really really easy with this one.
- Read through the entire Bible in a new edition.
Not sure yet which edition I’ll use next year. This year I’ve been using the Archaeological Study Bible, which has been fabulous. Next year? I’m leaning towards this ESV Study Bible, but may still change my mind.
- Promptly share books that I’ve finished via my Pinterest board.
Unlike this year where I let myself get months and months behind. I want to enter them at least weekly, so it never becomes too many at once.
- Clear 24 more books off of my TBR stack at home.
I don’t have to finish them – if I start one and decide it isn’t for me and I’m going to get rid of it, that counts too. I just want to whittle down the stack some more one way or another.
- A subgoal of number 9: 12 of those 24 books need to be from my Christianity stacks.
Those often take me longer, and last year I kept ignoring them in favor of other books that would be quicker reads.
Do you have any reading goals for 2014?
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