I celebrated an important milestone today: meeting my Goodreads reading challenge. I have read 65 books this year and its only September! I know it may sound like a low number to most fellow book lovers but this is a huge accomplishment for me. Taking time for myself has been a priority this year and reading time is at the forefront. I no longer feel that I’m letting anyone down by taking this time for me. Books are not only entertainment, but they allow me to learn and grow as a person. I have tackled many subjects that I had been longing to research and I’ve grown as a writer. I have been working my way through the Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell, tackling a few classics including War and Peace, finding new historical fiction authors and even read my first James Patterson. I spent a whole month researching the Underground Railroad, reading several books on the subject: fiction and nonfiction. I read new young adult authors at the suggestions of my students and ventured back into the world of Twilight. It has been a wonderful year already and I’m excited to see how many more I can manage to read before January.
What are your reading goals this year? Are you on track to meet them?