At the end of 2015, my sister expressed to me how accomplished she felt by meeting her reading goal she set with GoodReads.
Even though I was an avid reader, I never set a goal before. My reading habits would vary; I could read several books within a few days, and then go weeks without reading. For 2016, I decided to set a goal of 24 books – 2 books a month.
Last year with the move and being very busy with client work, I turned to fiction as a way to relax. I signed up for Book of the Month Club and visited my local used book shop. There is nothing I love more than sitting by the pool and reading. One of my favorite things to do. As a result, I accomplished this goal with ease last year!
For 2017, I decided that I wanted to revisit the reading goal again – 24 books – with a bigger emphasis on nonfiction. I want to read higher-level business and design books. When I went through my “self-help book” reading phase, it seemed like each book was the same. Those “entry level” books do nothing for me. I’m looking for something more. Hopefully, Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly: How the Course to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead is a good start!
At the same time, I want to reduce the clutter in my life (and that includes books). My iPad is too big and heavy for reading; plus, it doesn’t work well as an e-reader outside.
Enter Amazon Kindle
Amazon does certain things well and other things not-so-well; they’ve excelled with books. I decided to purchase an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, and I have never been happier. The screen resolution is incredibly crisp, and it’s so lightweight to hold. I bought this case to go with it, even though I’m not sure I need it.
Moreover, I’m reading more for work these days, so highlighting passages comes in handy! I preferred actual books in the past, because of the highlight, but the Amazon Kindle keeps everything clean and organized!
You can follow along with my reading list and updates via my GoodReads account! I would love to share recommendations on book lists!
What’s on your reading list for 2017?