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?

 

Classics:

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

 

12 Non-Fiction:
Quiet
Full-Frontal Feminism
You Are Not So Smart
Bright-Sided
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
Persepolis
The End of Overeating
Moonwalking with Einstein
The Beauty Myth
Dreamland
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"!