I'm a simple guy with a simple goal. I have a yearly goal of reading 24 books each year--two a month. I beat that goal by a few last year and even more the year before that. (I probably could have read more but lost focus a few times). I think 24 books in a year is reasonable considering the multitude of other demands I have in my life. However, I know it's not a particularly impressive goal compared with others'. (I personally know of two people who have a goal of reading 50 books in 2014).
In addition to wanting to read 24 books in 2014, I also want to get to a few books I've been meaning to for years but haven't. I would love to finally read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. I want to read more about the Reformation. It's a period of history that has fascinated me, and I haven't spent enough time in it. There are dozens of books on my Wish List that maybe I'll finally get to this year, including: Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, R is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury, or The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. There are a bunch more, but 12 months comes by awfully fast.
Granted, when you're only reading 24 books in a year the goal of 1,000 looks pretty daunting, but it's a slow and steady thing for me. I'll get there eventually and continue on afterward. And I plan on learning something from every book along the way.
What do you plan on reading this year?
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