Happy new year, one and all. I hope that your holidays were filled with special moments and meals shared with friends and family. While it's hard to believe a new year begins today, I always like the feelings a new year evokes for me: the promise of a clean slate and new beginnings, the desire to do things differently and/or better, the motivation to be more organized . . . I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea.
As I take stock of my 2014 reading history, I'm pleased that I completed the four challenges I set (although I did set the bar relatively low after not meeting my goals in 2013). Here's a recap:
Good Reads Challenge
Goal: 62 books
Read: 63 books
This is an improvement over 2013, when I read 53 books (my 2013 goal was 52 books). Before I began blogging, I averaged 100 books per year. For 2015, I'm aiming for 75 books.
Cruising Through The Cozies
Goal: 7-12 books
Read: 10 books
Library Book Challenge
Goal: 12 books
Read: 41 books
Surprisingly enough, almost all of the books I read in 2014 came from the library. With 28 library books in my possession right now, and many hold requests, it appears this trend will continue in 2015.
Women Challenge #2
Goal: 20+ female authors
Read: 42 female authors
Though not as surprising, these results are nearly identical to my Library Book Challenge results.
My reading plan for 2015 . . .
An increase in the overall number of books read, but drawing more books from those already in my numerous piles. I'll probably join a few challenges hosted by other bloggers along the way, but at this point, I am taking a relaxed approach.
I wish each of you good luck with any reading challenges you undertake and lots of reading time and good books throughout the year.
Enjoy life with books . . .
New Year . . . 2015 Reading Goals was originally published by Catherine for bookclublibrarian.com. This post cannot be republished without attribution.