Goals for my reading in 2015


My reading life has improved in the last few years as far as number of books read, but this past year, I slacked off considerably in the number of non-fiction books I read, including theology and devotional books, which has always been a strong category for me.  Also, I never finished Trollope’s Barsetshire Chronicles, which I had meant to do and while I did stray a bit outside of my normal “comfort zone” of mysteries and middlebrow novels, I would have liked to have read in other genres a bit more.

While I do not like to be too tied down by strict reading plans, I have decided to create a few goals for this year in hopes of expanding my horizons a bit as well as read more non-fiction.

1.  Read at least two non-fiction books a month, especially devotional/theological books and biographies.

2.  Repeat last year’s goal to read more newish fiction (as opposed to my usual classics and 19th/early 20th century books).

3. Finish Trollope’s Barsetshire Chronicles.

4. Try books in a new genre and/or a genre I generally avoid.

5. Read through the Bible this year; it has been three years since I’ve read through the whole of Scripture.

6. A fun thing to try would be this plan to read the complete works of Shakespeare through in a year.  I don’t have time to do the whole thing in a year but perhaps over two-three years….

What are your reading goals for 2015?  More fiction?  More non-fiction?  Just more reading generally?


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