Saturday, January 23, 2010

Reading Goals 2010

I've never done this before, actually set goals regarding reading. My approach is generally to pick up a book whenever I have a spare moment (and sometimes even when I don't) and just read. But, in an effort to be more directed, balanced, and organized in my reading, I thought I'd give it a shot. So these are my reading-related goals for 2010:
  1. Read/study scriptures every day - before reading anything else.
  2. Read at least 15 minutes every day.
  3. Read to each of my children every day.
  4. Post to this blog at least once a week.
  5. Learn a new word every day to expand my working vocabulary.
  6. Read and review 50 children's books (picture books and board books).
  7. Read and review 50 adult non-fiction books (including biography and self-help).
  8. Read and review 50 adult fiction books.
  9. Read and review 15 young adult fiction books.
  10. Read and review 10 "classics."
That's only a total of 175 books this year. According to my Goodreads account, I read and reviewed 134 in 2009 - and I didn't start adding children's books until September - so that shouldn't be too far off the mark.

I reserve the right to modify these goals as the year progresses or to drop them entirely if they make reading a chore instead of an enjoyable experience.


  1. Emalina!! I love your goals and think they are superduper worthwhile!! You inspire me my dear!

  2. You left a nice comment on our blog about Greek Street.....I am going to use that as today's post....Nice work!