So, the good news! I have a few goals for January! Here we go!
- Read 60+ books in 2012! I am a bit of a slow reader, so for those who are quick, this might look like a minuscule number -- but for me, it's quite ambitious. I would normally go with 50, but I have a bunch of children's books that I would love to read (Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, The Search for WondLa, etc..) so those will probably take up the extra 10!
- Of those 60, read at least 3 classic novels. Right now Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlet Letter, Rebecca and Gone With The Wind are all on my shelf and I really need to get going on those ones!
- Make at least half of the books I read ones I pick off my own shelf! I have WAY too many books and for every book I read, I probably get at least 5 more. I don't go to Chapters and go nuts, believe me, I can't afford that, BUT I do take the liberty to attend all booksales I know of and am a bit of a fan of bookfinder.com. SO -- I will tackle my own shelves this year!
- Don't be a genre brat. This year, I discovered YA again. When I was a younger teen, YA was really not that great. By the time I was 14, I was already in the adult section and never really went back. Then this year, I read Vampire Academy in January and the rest of my year was spent catching up on all the amazing books I missed out on as a teen. Now, this year, although I will most definitely still be reading YA, I want to get back into other genres that I love: biographies, horror and fiction. Maybe even branch out and read some non fiction and sci-fi/fantasy? Romance even?