So, for ROW80 this year, I’ve been trying to read a book a fortnight. I am well aware that this is not a lot, but for a while now, years in fact, I’ve been in a reading slump. I used to read constantly. All the time. I spent most of my study periods in my final year at school with my head stuck in novel.
However, when I started university and moved into a residential college (dorms, to my American friends) the casual reading drifted to a stop. I think the issue was the fact that we had desks in our rooms so whenever I was in my room, I was in academic work mode, not spend the afternoon reading mode. Every time I went home though, even if it was only for a day, I’d go through at least two books. One weekend, I devoured five.
Last year, I could probably count the (not uni) books I read on one hand. Which brings me to now. 26 books in a year is super achievable. At the bookstore where I work, we have a chart where each staff member pledges a book to read a month. It keeps us accountable. So now I’m asking you guys to keep me accountable. 26 books in 2016.
We’re 7 fortnights in to 2016 so I should have read 7 books. This is what I’ve read so far this year:
- The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
- The Queen’s Choice | Cayla Kluver
- The Captive Prince | C. S. Pacat
- The Many Coloured Land | Christopher Koch
Have you set yourself a reading goal for 2016?
How is it progressing?