Booking Through Thursday: The Year Ahead

btt button Happy New Year, everyone!

So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?

Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!

I really want to go back and read The Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew. I loved that book when I was younger so I definitely plan to get my hands on a copy this year.  Then I have to see if I can get Nia in on it.  That probably won’t prove to be difficult since she’s been asking about witches and spells lately.

Last year I read 93 books.  My goal was to read a book a week, so that was obviously not a problem.  I am debating whether I should go for 100 for next year since I came so close this year.  Over the next week or so I am looking at my goals from last year and will be tweaking them, and deciding on new things to concentrate on this year.  Depending on what other projects I undertake I will either stick with 52 or go for 100.

I would like to read more non-fiction.  I think I hardly read any in 2007.  Maybe 5-10, and I had planned on reading one a month this year and was almost able to read one a week (I read 24)! I will probably read less memoirs though.  Right now I am finishing up How We Decide, and I will be starting The Secret Life of Men soon.  I am really looking forward to that one.  I might have to write something up chapter by chapter.  I wouldn’t want to miss a thing with that one.

Happy New Year everyone, and Happy Reading!

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  1. Happy New Year, Nicole!
    2008 has been a good reading year for me as well, with 94 books.
    I bow out of the Man Booker Challenge with just one book short because I couldn’t get into neither of the remaining selections. I’m going to be more cautious with reading challenges this year. I might chime along and pick up a few books but probably won’t overdo it. I like to be spontaneous. 🙂
    In 2009 I would like to relate my reading and writing experiences through blogging. Until I started blogging, both reading and writing have been very private, keeping to myself in the Moleskine notebook. Blogging forces me to make the connection between my random skeins of thoughts into making them coherent and readable to other readers.
    I plan to tackle a few epic chunksters this year like Les Miserables and Gone with the Wind. I try to find at least one reading partner to read these giants. Also I would like to get out of my comfort zone of fiction to see more essays, memoirs and non-fiction.