Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Reading Resolutions for 2010

After thinking about it for a few days, I finally came up with some reading goals for 2010.

1| Read 100 books.
I contemplated not counting re-reads, but really, reading is reading, right? I still want to focus on reading new books, I'm just not going to exclude re-reads from my total count.

2| Read longer books.
While trying to complete challenges, it is tempting to look for shorter books to read to be able to get through more books. Not this year! This year, I plan on finally reading Anna Karenina by Lev Tolstoy, as I have an excellent translation on hand. I will also read The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, and Outlander by Diana Gabalon.

3| Read from the LOST Lit List in January.
Speaking of The Mysterious Island, this February begins the last season of my favorite TV show, LOST, and I want to read as many books as possible from the LOST Lit List this year. To start this out, I am going to try to read exclusively from that list for the month of January, up until the season premiere. I do have a few book club books to read, so I'll be throwing a few other books into the mix for variety, but the vast majority will be for LOST! :)

4| Read a Russian book every month.
Speaking of Anna Karenina, another goal is to read at least one book by a Russian author each month. Since my major in college was Russian Language/Literature, I always feel like I know so much about Russian lit. I haven't read any Russian books in ages, though, and a lot of the stuff I read in college has faded. So, I want to renew my knowledge and love of Russian lit this year! And reading things for pleasure vs. reading them as an assignment for class is a really different experience, so I'm looking forward to it!

5| Write weekly reading updates.
I keep tracking of all of my reading on Goodreads.com, but I thought it would be fun to write a blog post every week, talking about what I have been reading. It seems like it would be a fun and interesting way to look back over the year and see what my reading experience has been.

What about you? Do you have any reading goals for 2010?

1 comment:

  1. You're very inspiring Rach, maybe I'll re-crack open that very same version of Anna Karenina that I've yet to finish.