As the new year dawns, I've been thinking of my goals for the year as they pertain to reading and blogging. This year, I am hoping to focus a lot more on my reading. In 2009, I read many more books than I had read the previous year, and I plan to increase that number once again in 2010. Here are a few of my goals.
- Get through my TBR pile ~ I have eleven books still sitting in my TBR pile as of January 1, 2010. I am determined to read each and every one of those books by the end of the year.
- Read all book club selections ~ In 2009, I read all of the books chosen for my monthly book club. I plan to do the same in 2010.
- Complete challenges ~ I signed up for three 2010 challenges: Countdown 2010, Support Your Local Library and Support Your Local Authors. Countdown 2010 ends on 10/10/10, and I've already read 13 of 55 books for that. The books I choose for the other two challenges will be selected based on completing the Countdown 2010 challenge. For Support Your Local Library, I need to borrow 25 books from the library in 2010, so I am planning to borrow at least two per month to meet that goal.
- Write reviews on a regular basis ~ I haven't set up a specific schedule for this blog, but I do have some regular features: It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is on Mondays (obviously), What My Children Are Reading This Week is on Saturdays. In addition, I will write at least one review each week, but most weeks I hope to complete two or three, with a mix of nonfiction, adult and young adult fiction, and children's books.