Starting grad school while still working full time will make personal pleasure reading more of a challenge but will still be a priority throughout the year. This will also be the first year I am going to actively track my reading to know more definitely just how much and what I am reading.
My goals in number form:
- Read 52 fiction titles
- Read 26 non-fiction titles
- Read 350 short stories/essays (published individually versus in a book collection)
My general reading goals:
- Read more diversely
- Read more back list titles
- Explore new (to me) non-fiction more broadly
- Explore more small press titles and hybrid authors
- Track all my reading (in a fun and nerdy spreadsheet)
I debated if I should include required reading for grad school and ultimately decided it counts; reading is still reading. I am also going to subscribe to more journals and magazines for short stories and essays.
Reading is a huge source of happiness for me and I find I buy books more readily than I am making the time to read them. That is a huge focus for me in this coming year. I have not even set-up my TV in my new home to avoid being sucked into mindless dribble I have seen over and over again.
I am hoping required reading and writing for class won’t hinder pleasure reading too severely but I will be able to gauge that more in the coming months once classes start.
It is going to be an exciting year and I look forward to discovering new titles and authors, interacting with fellow readers and authors even more, and sharing my love of the written word with those around me!