Starting in 2016, I began keeping track of my books on Goodreads. I set a goal of reading 100 books, after reading this article. Quantity of books was my only consideration in creating a reading goal. This year, I decided to up my game and try to expand the quality and variety of what I was reading.
There are plenty of reading challenges out there, but I didn’t want to join something that felt too prescribed. I want reading to always be a pleasant experience and not something I have to do to achieve a goal I’ve set. I took a look at the titles I had read last year and took note of the genres I was missing. Then I made a plan to read more widely this year. Here’s what I came up with:
Read More Nonfiction
I really like memoirs and narrative nonfiction, so I’ve come up with a list of possible books to try this year:
Read Short Stories
I have never really read many short story collections, but I’ve heard good things about the ones listed below, so I’m going to give them a try.
Read What You Love
Even though I’m adding some variety to what I read, I still want to stay true to the books I love. That means a mixture of historical fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and mysteries, among others. Here are some of the books I am most excited to read this year:
Do you have a reading challenge for 2017? If so, please share it in the comments!