My Reading Goal this year is to read 26 books. That's a little over two books a month. I would love to get to one a week, but I usually stitch between the day job and writing, so there is less time to stitch. I haven't tried Audible yet, although I've borrowed audio-books on CD from the Library. The problem I have, and one of the reasons I haven't tried Audible yet, is because of my hearing. I'm hard of hearing, and there have been a lot of times I start to listen to a book, only to have to return it without listening to it because I couldn't hear it, even with the volume turned all the way up. I don't want to pay for an audio-book I can't hear it. That would be completely frustrating.
So, here is my breakdown of the books I want to read:
20 Whatever - mostly fiction.
I want to read at least one in each of the following genres - Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, and Mystery.
I have several classics on my shelf that I haven't read including Kidnapped and The Black Arrow. I also want to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. (My high school AP English class read things like Jonathon Livingston Seagull, which was 80 pages, pictures on 40 with large print, so I missed a lot of the required reading books in school - and some I don't remember reading if I did.)
I'm reading The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien now, which has a good pace to it so far.
There is a book from a book club I'm in that I'm thinking about reading because I want to see if it matches my expectations. It's romance - or at least it's supposed to be.
For Non-Fiction, I have several on my shelves to choose from, but I'm pretty sure one of them will be Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright
I picked this one up when I was looking for cozy mystery series, but I'd read one that I thought was going to be interesting and it turned about to be too unbelievable, so I stopped reading them all together, I want to give this one a try. Different series. Different Author - it's Death By Darjeeling by Laura Child.
I found this on one of center aisle racks at Barnes and Noble, and looks like it's going to be Urban Fantasy. Hounded by Kevin Hearne.
This is one of those -- that sounds interesting books -- then I found out it was a movie, and it was shelved. But, it's one of those I want to read it and see how they handle Zombies. World War Z by Max Brooks.
I have a simple tracker in the Goals section of my Bullet Journal Planner and a section on my weekly page for what I'm reading.
Book Tracker in Goals Section