Saturday, February 27, 2016

Reading Goals for 2016

Now that I've finally finished updating my reading challenges from last year, here are my goals for 2016.

A few goals are repeats from last year:
  • at least seven books that are either collections of poetry or books about poetry
  • at least one book by a Nobel-prize-winning writer whose work I'm not well-acquainted with 
  • two Pulitzer-winning books, at least one of them fiction 
And few are new:
bed (n.):
a piece of furniture that prevents bookshelves
  • literature from Argentina (watching a review of Evita made me realize that I know nothing about Argentina)
  • literature from Nepal (based on some suggestions from a missionary couple I know)
  • Seventy books (I've been reading a lot of graphic novels lately, and those tend to be faster reads, so I feel like it's time to update my goals to reflect this)
  • Twenty books that were already on my shelves (digital or physical) at the beginning of 2016 (Maybe this will decrease my TBR pile and even make some space on my shelves? Unless I get rid of my bed, I don't really have wall space left for bookshelves.)
  • One short story a week (It's time to get over my dread of the short story. A friend has given me his old New Yorkers, and I've been reading online publications, like Narrative Magazine. But if you have any short story suggestions, I'd be delighted to hear them.)
What are your reading goals for 2016? Do you have any recommendations for me?

1 comment:

  1. Well, with a bed like your picture, maybe the canopy supports could be tall narrow bookshelves and we could toss some books onto the top--but then we would have to raise the ceiling... ;