It might seem a bit late to be formulating reading resolutions for 2015, but it is only a month into the new year and it took me the whole of January to decide what I want my reading life to look like for the next 11 months. At first I hatched grand, ambitious plans to read every book from this list or that list, to read only galleys, to read only books from a certain bookcase in my house, to read only new books, and on and on. About a week ago I faced reality and realized that I can’t read according to a set plan. It crushes my soul. My best reading comes when I stop and listen to my heart and choose books that appeal to me at that very moment in time, that suit my mood and what is going on in my life or what I’m passionately interested in or curious about. So, I’m reading according to my heart’s desires this year. Every book you’ll see on Gudrun’s Tights in 2015, with the exception of book club titles, will be something I chose to read based on my own wishes.
There are two small goals I’d like to accomplish this year:
- Read at least 10 books from my Persephone collection
- Read 1 chunky book – something like Anna Karenina, Moby Dick or Middlemarch
And that’s all. I have no other goals or challenges that I want to work on for 2015. I will join in on select reading events when they feel right. At the end of the year I want to look back on my reading with fondness, pleasure and contentment and I want to spend less time agonizing over what I should be reading and more time focusing on the books I genuinely want to read.
Did you set any reading goals for 2015?