Books for the Year -2019

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So I don’t know how many of you out there in internet/blog land do this–but its kind of my “quirk” every year to make a book list reading goal. I never complete it. But at least I know I try to focus myself into reading–an important tastk. Let me tell you–watching my son go grab ANY book (let alone “Star Wars: I am a Droid”) and bring it to me to read during a TV shows is a huge parenting win in my book. Especially for a boy who can hardly sit still.

So to recap– this year i set a goal of 20 books. Its a little under 2 books a month. I thought “well, I’ll go to book group and work back towards reading.” HA! Have kid-having hard time keeping up on reading adult books. Realistically i have read probably 20 more bookx than expected. But the actual goal of completed adult books is 6. Reading “Night Night Groot” every night for a good 3 months doesn’t expand my mind or grow my vocabulary (it does my son’s though 🙂 )

So I’m trying to figure out how to take seriously reading. I know I can reflect my love for reading to my son. And trust me–I LOVE THAT! But its tiring. And sometimes he only wants me to read the book. Or sometime my husband. And that’s not healthy reading for an adult.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Should I go for 20 again? Set a goal of 12 (1 book a month) or even less than 6? Any special books you can remmend?

5 thoughts on “Books for the Year -2019

    April said:
    January 2, 2019 at 16:08

    I’d say start small goals to ease your self into the habit. Like 3 books by March, 3 more by May, then 2 every month after that which gives you your total of 20. Plus I hope you share your list.

      saraannrichter responded:
      January 2, 2019 at 16:51

      I will try! I try to do reviews of the books—especially the good ones. I’ve got a stack a mile high so it’s just picking one up and reading it.

    ProsperityAndCalamities said:
    January 3, 2019 at 20:16

    Do you use goodreads.com? It keeps track of book goals so I set my goal every January 1st! You can also post reviews on books, ask/answer questions, etc. I love it and would highly recommend it!

      saraannrichter responded:
      January 3, 2019 at 22:10

      Yes! I love goodreads. I set a high goal of 25 books this year. Basically 2 ish a month.

        ProsperityAndCalamities said:
        January 4, 2019 at 15:56

        I set mine at 52 – one per week! I never know if I should proud or ashamed of how much I read… shows how little I go out sometimes!!! HAHA! I read 65 books this past year.

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