Even with the mixed success, I've decided to go a different route this year. I'm not setting a hard and fast goal of how many books I'm going to read this year. I've thought about it a lot, done some research and have chosen 12 "categories" of ways to choose books this year. Right now I'm figuring on reading at least two books a month, one chosen based on the list of categories and one from my book shelf. This way I can cover all my bases...I can branch out and read new things, get through some of the old stuff on my book shelf and also allow myself some free time to just read whatever I want. Or not read at all. We'll see how it goes.
The 12 (in no particular order):
- Something recommended by my boyfriend, Aaron
- Banned book
- Borrowed from and recommended by my sister, Stacie
- By an author with the same initials as me, JD
- Award winner
- A book that was turned into a movie
- Something recommended by an online "what should I read next" type of generator
- Set in a city or town where I have lived
- With a publication date of the year I was born, 1978
- Chosen solely by the appeal of the cover
- A random recommendation
For January I'm going to knock out the "book set in a city or town where I have lived" category. I'm going to read "Alison Wonderland" by Helen Smith. It takes place in London. I only lived there for a few months, but it still counts!