Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Early Resolutions for 2011

I can't believe the year is over in just a few days and I didn't hit my reading goal of 100 books for the year. Last year my goal was to read 10 books a month and I capped the year at 117 books, just 3 shy of my goal. It was really rough, to hit that, so I decided for 2010 I wanted to read 100 books for the year. And I'm coming up seriously short.

I hate it when I do that. But I won't beat myself up over it. I give myself permission to be okay with however many I do complete. But I am a goal oriented person so I have a wonderful list of things I want to read in 2011. I've also decided that I'm not going to pick a number of books to read in 2011, though I have a feeling that the number 100 will still lurk in my gray matter somewhere. So, I've decided to set different goals!

  • In 2011 I want to read 10 books that are considered "classics" by the widespread public, or which can be found in the canon
  • In 2011 I want to continue to swim in the non-fiction pool. I'm shooting for at least 12 non-fictions books, and they can't all be memoirs.
  • I want to participate in Food For Thought at least 6 times (or more) throughout the year
Hopefully I'll do better at reaching my reading goals in 2011 better than I did this year. I'm considering these my New Year's Resolutions. At least I LIKE reading and will stick to it, unlike other resolutions!



food for thought said...

reading goals are a 2 edged sword, i like the discipline to make it happen, but the pressure to make you read on when the mood isn't there is unnerving... i think no number goals for me this year either, but i have new rule, can't buy new books for 3 months, poor me, 150 plus books to chose from at home :)

Maggie said...

Food for thought- I live near a Half Price Books and it's my downfall, I swear. I have a huge stack I own and then I use the library like mad.

I always keep my purchased books as a back up, in case I run out of library books. What would happen if the library is closed and I decide I hate everything I have or I get them all read?

I know, I know, so silly of me!

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Happy New Year darling!

Maggie said...

Prodigal tourist- thank you! Happy New Year, too!!