January is halfway over and I haven’t written out my reading resolutions and goals for the year yet. I think I was too ambitious last year, so I’m scaling back a bit. Here is what I hope to read for the next eleven and a half months:
- My general goal is to read 90 books this year. Caveats: only books I read for myself count, not the books I read for my kids. Unless my 8-year-old daughter and I are reading a book together. You can follow my progress on GoodReads.
- Read more books by authors of color. Last year I specifically focused on Asian American authors, but this year I’m widening the field. I’ll probably stick to genre I normally read: literary fiction, science fiction, women’s lit and maybe some mystery thriller. I don’t have a specific number for this goal. I just want to be more aware of it. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is the first book by an author of color that I’ve read this year.
- Read 6 business books. I know it sounds boring, but I think it’s important as a blogger and entrepreneur to keep up with what’s going on in the business word. I hope to accomplish this with a book club I’m in.
- Attend more author talks and signings. Last night I had a chance to meet some DC are book bloggers and Politics & Prose staff members. While it takes a little more planning on my end to make a trip to the indie bookstore, I want to make sure I visit more often. Politics & Prose has over 400 author events each year! Last year I did hear Curtis Sittenfield talk about her latest book Sister. I definitely want to visit Politics & Prose more often.
So there are my goals.
If you have any book recommendations that fit into #2 & #3, let me know!
What are your reading goals for 2014?