In the past I have jumped on board several reading challenges at the beginning of each new year. I love the comraderie and excitement around these events. I get caught up in it – the list making, the going through my TBR pile, the commenting, the comparing. I love it all.
But I almost never complete them.
I get distracted by shiny new books, my mood takes me off in a completely different directions and then I spot a great readalong and decide to join in that instead.
Sometime around April, I forget which books are on my lists and keeping track of them is one task too many in my life!
As much as I love the chatter at this time of year about what challenge, who with and which books, I have decided not to join in any.
I am going to stick with my strengths.
I will free-range, mood read my way through the year, as I end up doing ever year anyway!
I will jump on board readalongs that catch my eye. I may even host a couple.
I will join in and read my Classic Club spin books because I love the randomness and fellowship of the spins.
I will attempt to go the whole 24 hrs with the next Dewey’s 24 hr Readathon, social life permitting.
I will read and review as many Australian women writers as I possibly can.
I will continue my personal reading goals around the Classics Club and the prize winning books (see tabs above).
I will join in various weekly memes as the mood takes me.
I realise that my desire to ease back right now may simply be a reaction to all the stuff going on around me.
I love that all my family and friends want to catch up and socialise at this time of year, but all the extra time out and about with my extrovert face on, can make this introvert wig out!
How are your 2016 reading plans going?