When the year 2007 ended, I made a big realization: I hardly read books for that entire year. It sank in during National Novel Writing Month of 2007, where I had a hard time writing my story because I had a hard time finding the words, and the only thing different for that year was I hardly made a dent on any of my to-be-read pile.
I think the main reason why I didn’t read as much then was because of work…oh, and maybe laziness. So, I figured, as 2008 came, that I will set a reading goal to motivate myself.
I set out to read 50 books in 2008. I also added a reviewing resolution, to review half of the books I’ve read. I didn’t reach my goal to read 50 books, mainly because I got lazy again by the middle of the year. I managed to review a lot of them, though.
In 2009, I set out to reach the 50 book challenge again, and this time I was determined to meet my goal. And I did — I think I managed to reach the 50 goal by mid-2009, but I didn’t stop reading then. I read up to 70 books last year, the highest number of books I’ve read in a year.
In 2010, I thought of bringing it up a notch. So, my 2010 reading challenge is:
Read 100 books within the year.
I managed to reach 70 last year, why not add 30 more? :) I think it’s pretty doable, and I don’t think I’ll be having my nose buried inside a book for the entire year.
I also had to add a bit of specification on this challenge, to prepare myself for National Novel Writing Month 2010:
Read 20 fantasy books.
Believe me, I don’t read fantasy books as much as I should. I’m more of a chicklit book lover…but let’s put that in another post.
And another specification:
Read 10 classic books.
I hardly read classic books too, and again…that will be for another post. :P
So one more time, my reading goal for 2010:
Read 100 books, 20 of which should be fantasy, and 10 should be classics.
So what about you? What are your reading goals for 2010?