I set my reading goal for 2016 within what I hoped was a reachable limit – 12 books. One a month. Which felt like a lot at the time that I set it, because I was tired and my baby still didn’t sleep through the night and I wasn’t totally sure that I had read 12 books in 2015, but also I think 12 books is the bare minimum that any English major should read in a year.
So how am I doing? It’s October (sidenote: it’s OCTOBER?) If I include audiobooks, which everyone tells me I can, I have totally met my goal. I have listened to:
- The Cuckoo’s Calling (Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling)
- The Silkworm (Robert Galbraith)
- Career of Evil (Robert Galbraith)
- The Death Cure (James Dashner – I think I also read the Scorch Trials this year, but that may have been last year)
- Is it just me? (Miranda Hart)
- The Night Circus
- Shrill (Lindy West)
- One More Thing (B.J. Novak)
Actual Books I have Read:
- Here Be Dragons (Sharon Kay Penman)
- The Welsh Girl (Peter Ho Davies)
- Bel Canto (Ann Pratchett)
- The English Girl (Daniel Silva)
Parenting Books I have sort of read parts of:
- No Bad Kids
- No Drama Discipline
- Oh Crap! Potty training book
- 1,2,3 Magic!
Overall, I’m pretty pleased that I seem to have more patience for long, drawn out audiobooks than I did last year, which means that I’ve been able to spend more of my commute engrossed in fascinating works of fiction and not just hilarious memoirs read by my favorite female comics. It’s nice to feel like my commute is working for me and not just a total waste of everyone’s time and a way for me to contribute to global warming.
Right now I’m listening to Samantha Bee’s book and I would like to finish No Drama Discipline by the end of the year. I’ve decided that No Bad Kids and 1,2,3 Magic are both methods that don’t really speak to me.
How are you doing on your reading goals for the year?