Reading goals for 2019
Goals… they either send a shiver or a chill up a person’s spine. Me? I thrill to them.
So in addition to my 19 for 2019 goals, I’ve set reading goals for the year.
Some of the goals were set by January 1, and others have developed organically.
Here’s the line-up…
At least 20% of my reading are books written by #ownvoices authors
Complete the Modern Mrs Darcy challenge
Read some super long books
I’ve got my eye on two long books for this year. One has already been in progress for months, and the other is new to my nightstand.
Grant by Ron Chernow is proving delightful and also slow-going because I own a copy. So it gets set aside as library due dates clamor for my attention.
Middlemarch by George Eliot feels like a surprise gift. When listening to the podcast Just the Right Book, James Mustich (author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die) chose Middlemarch as one of the top two books you must read before you die. That grabbed my attention. Then I found out Bybee is re-re-reading it(!!!) and that clinched it. I contacted her, and we’re reading it as a long-distance book club, and I’m so excited.
The Dear Man and I are diving in to our new town, and I’m all excited to read all about it. I’m going to re-read Melody Warnick’s fantastic This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live. And there are actual books of local history, plus books that take place in the area where we live.
I know I’m not alone here. Tell me: what’re your reading goals for 2019?