A Year of Reading in Review: Yearly Goals

A Year of Reading in Review:


+ Best Books

+ Worst Books

+ Graphic Novel Sound Off

+ Non-Fiction Highlights

+ Yearly Goals - Did I make them?

+ Most Disappointing Books

+ New Favorite Author(s)

+ Promising New Debut Author

+ Disappointing Author - authors whose future books I won't be checking out

+ Hidden Gems - books I didn't think I'd like but did

+ Not All That Glitters Is Gold - Books I thought I'd love but didn't

+ Books I Wanted to Read But Didn't


At the beginning of the year, I decided to make a few goals for myself.


+ Read 1 classic a month (Total = 12)


+ Read 1 book that has been on my TBR list every other month (Total = 6)


+ Read 1 non-fiction book a month (Total = 12)


+ Read 1 book I'd never normally read (Total = 1)


So, how did I do?



Anna Karenina (January)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (February)
Fahrenheit 451 (March)
Dracula (Currently Reading)


12 Non-Fiction:
Full-Frontal Feminism
You Are Not So Smart
Fast Food Nation
Word Myths
Bone Black (February Black History Month)
He's a Stud, She's a Slut
Sexy Feminism
Female Chauvinist Pigs
Lean In
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Uppity Women
The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines
The End of Overeating
Moonwalking with Einstein
The Beauty Myth
Myths of Happiness (DNF)


6 To Read (On my TBR list for 2+ years):
Fast Food Nation 
The Notebook
The Transformation of Things (DNF)
The Beauty Myth (sorta)
13 Reasons Why
A Monster Calls
Dracula (Currently Reading) 


1 Book I Wouldn't Normally Read

I have chosen "Death Note" a manga, but I haven't gotten around to actually reading it yet.-


Looking back, I think I did rather well.  One thing I immediately notice is that my classics goal was too big.  I think making a goal of 6 classics a year would be better, particularly since the first one I chose, "Anna Karenina", was so big.  I quickly burned out on reading these books.


Also, I think I could actually pump up my non-fiction and TBR, specifically the TBR list since I have SO MANY BOOKS to read still.


As for the "1 book I wouldn't normally have read" - the purpose was to try to expand my horizons.  But since I already read such a variety, I wonder if perhaps the point was moot.  Oh, well, I still have some weeks to start reading and finish "Death Note"!