One of my college friends, Jess, has been posting on Facebook about her reading challenge for 2014: a book a week. She keeps track on Goodreads. Now, I'm pretty good at remembering what I read, but I've never kept track of what I read through a year. I tend to start books, put them down for two months, finish them, start another book and race through that, etc.
Well, Jess kind of inspired me to challenge myself to read 30 books this year (I can't do a book a week with my erratic work schedule, plus looming revisions). I'm sure that I haven't read 30 books a year in the past couple of years...I've been busy writing books.
But this year, I'd like to try to read more and to read more widely, too. So, here's my 2014 reading page. I've finished two books in 2014 so far.
I am setting a couple of parameters. Books I'm reading specifically as research for the novel will not be counted in the 30.
Let's see how well I keep up once I start writing again, right?
Edited to add: I upped this to 40. There are too many books I want to read.