My book goal for reading books in 2014 was 144 books. Usually my goal is 100 books and I had been exceeding that for several years, so I thought I would make a goal that might be more accurate and more of a challenge for 2014.
I read 141 books and lots and lots of short stories that were necessary because they were embedded in several book series I wanted to read. As well there were a few books that were over 500 pages and one over 800. So I guess I have to accept that I didn’t meet the goal, but that is okay.
I tried to make sure that there were books and graphic novels for The Littles and the Teens to read. Time and energy is something that I don’t always have. The Teens had asked for several years to read graphic novels and since the libraries have lots and lots of them I kept saying and promising. I am proud to report that about six months ago I started checking graphic novels out of the library and they have been avidly reading.
I kept telling myself that I should be able to read 12 books each month and I was doing pretty great, until I hit October and was sick a lot, with ear and head pain that made reading something I really wasn’t able to get up much interest or tolerance for.
In December I debated whether or not I should devote enough time for reading so that I did accomplish my original goal. Instead I decided to enjoy the holiday month as much as possible and do a wide range of activities and reading, so that is what I did. Still I almost reached my original goal.
The Littles also read about 400 children’s books and the Teens read almost 100 graphic novel collections, which ranged from about 100 pages to over 400 pages. Our libraries have lots and lots of children’s picture books and graphic novels. So that is great.
My goal for 2015 is to read over 100 books and to make even more time in the coming year for reading for The Littles and the Teens.