My new year has started off with high goals for reading! I really want to reach some reading goals this year so I thought I would highlight them again here (makes me feel more accountable if you all know)!
- Read 52 books this year! I reached my goal of 36 last year so I want to up the goal. Here’s the link to my official GoodReads challenge.
- Read 10 Classics as part of my Classics Club list.
- Read War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. This novel deserves it’s own goal. It will probably take me most of the year.
- Read all Little House books as part of the Little House Read Along.
I often get ahead of myself and can get overwhelmed at the prospect of reading all the books I want to (and also do all the non-bookish things in my life). So I thought I would highlight this month’s goals in hopes it will help me create more manageable ones.
Here they are. January 2016 reading goals!
For book group:
Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett // I just finished this book for December book group meeting this Thursday. It follows the familiar tale of A Christmas Carol from the point of view of Jacob Marley–Scrooge’s partner who is “as dead as a door nail” at the start of the tale.
Wonder by RJ Palacio // This is my pick for January book group. I am so excited to host a discussion on this book that illustrates the value of friendship, diligence, and accepting those different than ourselves.
For The Classics Club:
War and Peace, Book 1 by Leo Tolstoy // The whole novel will take me all year. But I am going to read one book a month. Luckily the chapters are extremely short so I have already read 4 🙂
Persuasion by Jane Austen // My favorite Jane Austen book. I am rereading it for The Classics Club and am excited to blog about it too!
For The Little House Read Along:
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder // I am so excited to begin this read along! More info here.
Winter by Marissa Meyer // I am so excited. And I kind of keep putting it off because I am so nervous/freaking out about how it will end. And that it will end! No spoilers yet, my friends!
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell // I have requested this one at the library. Not sure when it will come in because the wait list is fairly lengthy. If it comes in this month, I will read it!
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull // My favorite fantasy series, next to Harry Potter. I really want to blog about these books. So I plan to read one a month for the first 5 months of the year.
Start The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis // As I mentioned yesterday, I am reading these books out loud to my husband this year. We listened to The Magician’s Nephew on CD on a road trip this past fall. I need to blog about that book! It’s actually one of my favorite Narnia books. Excited to read #2 together!
And that list is still pretty long. Here we go!
What are you reading this month?