Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Reading Thoughts for 2019


Blogging about books for over 10 years now, I no longer join lots of reading challenges like I did early on, with the exception of the fall RIP Challenge that I've done every year since 2008. I do, however,  like to make some tentative lists in a new journal that keeps me somewhat on track during the year.

For 2019 here's my plans thus far:
  • Read or listen to at least 100 books (2) per week is more than doable being retired.
  • Read 4 (min)  Classics (2) by Dickens
  • Read 25 books (min) from my shelves (sounds easy but it's always a challenge for me)
  • Read 10  eGalleys  from 2018 or earlier(catching up on downloads)
  • Read 4-6 Summer Themed Books between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
  • Read 4 mysteries or thrillers for the RIP Challenge in Fall
  • Read 4 Christmas or holiday themed books in December
  • Continue my library book group (January's pick is Women in the Castle; Jessica Shattuck)
  • Join an online monthly read group (can you suggest some online group you enjoy?)
Current Reads - First Books of 2019 (in progress)





















Do you have any plans in mind for 2019 reading?

32 comments:

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    1. Thanks Pat (happy to see you post). I hope 2019 is happy for you.

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  2. Happy reading and Happy New Year from all of us!

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  3. Oh I like your plans! I am still formulating mine and have a couple new ideas. I guess this week will be blogging about the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 for me. I have tried a few on-line discussion groups but just can't get with that format the way I can IRL discussion. One thing I always follow in March is the Tournament of Books. The list came out in December this year. You can find it at The Morning News site.

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  4. Have I asked you before if you are a fast reader? ;<)))

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    1. I think I'm pretty fast Nan, but not sure I'm a speed reader. I could read a 300 page book in about 3.5-4 hour if I wasn't interrupted which rarely happens -- bathroom, tea, and husband LOL

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  5. Really liked The Women in the Castle. Got a chance to see the author live about a year ago when she was touring for the book.

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    1. Great to hear this. I'm not a huge historical fan so sometimes it's a slog.

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  6. Oh, I get the challenge of reading books from your own shelves! lol Happy New Year!

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  7. I think have a few tentative aims & intentions, as opposed to all the reading goals, is the way to go when looking for an enjoyable reading year - low key, whilst still on track with certain things.

    Happy 2019, and happy reading also!

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  8. These are great goals to have for the new year. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  9. Love your goals - good luck with them. It's been a long time since I've been in an online book discussion group. Have no suggestions there. Wish all of my blogging friends could come be part of a face-to-face group here. Wouldn't that be fun? Take care, Diane!

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    1. Kay, that would be so fun if blogging friends could meet in person to discuss books.

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    2. Let me know if you two ever figure out a way to do this! :)

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  10. Good luck with your 2019 goals, Diane. Sadly I don't know of any online reading group though I suppose one could be started on Facebook? Happy New Year to you.

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    1. Thanks Cath, I used to belong to some Yahoo groups but that was 10 years ago or so.

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  11. I read Women in the Castle earlier this year and quite liked it. I also like your reading goals as they are varied and do-able. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Helen. Glad to hear you enjoyed Woman in the Castle.

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  12. Sounds like a great plan! Happy New Year!

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  13. I've got lots of health related goals this year http://my30daychallenges.com/2019-year-monthly-challenges/

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  14. Good luck with all of these! I love the idea of reading holiday-themed books in December, and I totally failed to do that this year! Hopefully in 2019 I'll fare a little better!

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  15. I'll just do the same GR challenge (100 books). We're retired too but life keeps throwing challenges so I rely on books for an escape. Not sure what I'd do if I didn't love to read!
    Happy New Year, Diane.

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  16. Love the sand art photo!

    Your Reading Plans for 2019 are fantastic! :)

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  17. I still do reading challenges, but I go into them with a different attitude than I used to. These days, I join the ones I think look fun. If I finish them, great. If I don't, no biggie. I used to stress over reading challenges, which is just silly!

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  18. It's been many years (over a decade) since I belonged to an online book group. The last one I was a member of is called ontheporchswing and it's a Yahoo group. It was enjoyable, but I found it too hard to keep up with all the posts once I started following book blogs.

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  19. I like your plans. All sound good to me. I need to formulate a few reading goals too.

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