2016 is officially over thank the gods. Books were one of the few things that got me through the horrendous year.
As you know, every year I make a resolution to read a set number of books via the Goodreads yearly reading challenge. I’ve participated since 2013 and this year’s goal was to read 80 books. For 2016, I passed my goal and read 106 books!
You can take a look back at what I’ve read here. There’s graphic novels, memiors, and more on my list. I also had the small goal of reading all of the James Bond novels written by creator Ian Fleming that I accomplished.
For 2017, my goal is to read 100 books as I double my reading goal each year. I’ve already started putting a list together and I’m looking forward to conquering this challenge.
With all the uncertainty in this country and around the world, books are vital. Literacy is important and we’ve seen how people are taking it for granted or just plain trying to take away freedom to read from others.
Books inspire us and that’s why their important. Books provide freedom, knowledge, imagination, and creativity. They challenge our beliefs and task us to do better for ourselves and our fellow man.
What are your reading goals for this year?