Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year . . . 2015 Reading Goals



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:

2014 Reading ChallengeGood 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. 

Challenge #1: 6/7-12Cruising Through The Cozies
Goal:   7-12 books
Read:  10 books

Challenge #2: 25/12  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.

Challenge #3: 30/20+   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 . . .


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