Recently, I posted about reading resolutions and keeping mine realistic. It started with simply “read more” and evolved to “read more than 2013”. And 2014 was a great reading year!
My reading included new and used books, library books, an audio book, and even a Kindle book. I read on trains, on planes, in cars, in the library, on the couch, in the kitchen, on the floor, in bed. I read more memoir and personal essay books than I expected. A surprising number of dragons were present (hmmm). Charles Dickens is finally an author I can say I’ve read, as opposed to awkwardly skirting the topic. I also came to the conclusion that I love badass women with amazing stories. (See Jeannette Walls and Cheryl Strayed.)
19 books may not sound like a ton, but that’s six more books than last year. Averaging two books a month no longer feels like some far-flung feat.
Then I came across this post in the BuzzFeed Books section, and it made me smile:
“Read all the books you own that you haven’t read yet before buying new ones.” (Do I even have that kind of self control?)
“Read the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin.” (George.)
“Finish reading all the series you’ve started.” (Shit.)
“Read 25 books.” (Oh, oh! I can do this!)
“Read every book on your “To Read” list.” (What the… that’s 208 books!! And those are just the ones I remembered to add to goodreads!! Who submitted this?!)
“Read 50 books a month.” (Riiight.)
“Read more books than you did in 2014.” (Now that’s my kind of resolution.)