Happy New Year!
This is the time, when the year is so young, that many sign up for reading challenges and set reading goals for the year ahead.
I am terrible with reading challenges, though. I have the best of intentions at the beginning of the year but then I tend to lose discipline and just follow my own reading interests. It’s not that this is a bad thing. In fact, it’s good to give yourself the freedom to freely read whatever strikes your interest, but it’s also good to set goals and try to challenge yourself. The key here is balance.
I didn’t do very well in completing my reading goals for 2018… hey, these things happen, but I was reading. 🙂 Looking forward, I have a few ideas of what I would like to read, but I’m going to keep it pretty open.
The only reading challenge, or event, I plan on participating in this year is the Wales Readathon. And, I’m considering joining Nick’s 2019 Chapter-a-Day Read-Along. I don’t think I will commit to all four books, but I would like to read Don Quixote and The Count of Monte Cristo. Aside from these events, there are a few reading goals I’d like to aim for in 2019:
- I’d like to read through the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
- I’d like to read the Earthsea series by Ursula K. Le Guin (This was inspired by Witch Week 2018’s read along book of The Other Wind. I would like to start at the beginning.)
- I’d like to start reading Alison Weir’s The Six Wives of Henry VIII
- I would like to read more Native American History
- I would also like to try to read more fantasy (besides the Earthsea series and Narnia)
We will see how this plan unfolds. The key is to have fun, discover some new authors, enjoy a series or two that I missed out on as a kid and learn some new things along the way.
Happy Reading in 2019!