2014 Reading Resolutions

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?

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  1. January 16, 2014