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?