Hi y’all! I’ve been thinking about my 2019 book goals for a few weeks now. When I described them to my husband last night, I called them “simple.” And then he laughed. Perhaps, “simple” is the wrong word to describe them. But either way, I am excited to dive into these goals in 2019!
12 Classics // I can’t believe my Classics Club deadline is now officially next year. It’s gone fast! I am just a little bit behind schedule to finish in time. So I want to focus here this year. One classic a month is definitely doable if I stay focused!
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck // This is my big classic for the year. If you recall, I have 5 larger novels on my Classics Club list so I’m reading them one a year (2016 – War and Peace, 2017 – Les Miserables, 2018 – Little Dorrit). So this year is The Grapes of Wrath which intimidates me a bit. I have not read much Steinbeck (just Of Mice and Men) so I’m not entirely sure what to expect.
12 Newbery Medal Winners // I officially began my Newbery Challenge last year with great success. I love reading these award winners. They were some of my favorites last year and I’m excited to continue reading Newbery winners this year.
12 Works by C. S. Lewis // I’m most excited about this goal! Last year I read a few Lewis works (most notably Mere Christianity) and this year I am immersing myself in Lewis’ beautiful language, storytelling, and religiosity. I’ll start with The Chronicles of Narnia (super excited about this reread!) then pick 5 of his other works to finish out the year!
5 New Reads from my shelves // I decided to pick which 5 books I want to read from my shelves before I start. With a specific goal, I think it’s more likely to happen. I have recently collected more books that I have already read. But there are still plenty on my shelves that I want to read. This is the perfect way to hopefully make that happen.
52 Books Total // This year, I am slightly increasing my goal from last with 52 total books so about a book a week. There is a lot of potential change happening for us this year. So I didn’t want to be too ambitious on my total books read. Looking forward to the challenge! Also this next meme is so true for me. Ha!
What are your bookish goals this year?