Something you might not know about me is that I love to read. I always have. My dream as a child was to read through our entire town’s library. Just the kids’ floor though, that’s where all the good books were, am I right? You know, The Baby-Sitters Club, Boxcar Children, Nancy Drew…this could go on all day.
At the start of 2015, I was working on finishing up my master’s degree (which I did get later that year, yay!), but realized my time was completely booked! As in, I had zero time for reading. Here’s what my daily schedule looked like:
Now that you know what a typical day looked like in 2014 – 2015, I realized I’m also leaving out all of our meetings/events for BOS Lady Project (if you live in Boston, check it out!) and volunteering with Sigma Kappa at Northeastern. Anyways, it was a busy, busy time – you get the gist.
When I realized I had barely read any books “for fun” in 2014, I was devastated! I let one of the activities I truly loved slip so far out of my grasp I couldn’t even see it anymore. Does that even make sense? Oh well, I’m okay with it.
So, in 2015 I made a goal of jumping back on the reading train and reading through 12 books – one per month. It wasn’t an overly impressive or excessive goal, but with my busy schedule, it felt nearly impossible.
Curious to know if I accomplished it?
For 2016, I’m going all out and doubling my goal. 24 books in 12 months. Two per month, doable! Right? I think so. Thanks for reassuring me.
Right now I’m reading B.J. Novak’s One More Thing and have a few others in my to-read pile at home. Here’s what I’ll be starting the year with:
I’ll be tracking my progress over on Goodreads, so feel free to follow along there!
Are you setting a reading challenge (or another kind of challenge) for 2016? And if you have any book recommendations, do share!
ps. In other news, who’s listening to the second season of Serial?! What do you think?