January Reading List

My 2012 reading goals are simple. Read three books every month. I know, you’re thinking, “Jeez, Allie. Don’t get TOO crazy.” A lot of my friends have set bigger reading goals (like read 100 books in a year). My goal adds up to about 36 books in 2012. For me, that’s a challenge. I work 30-40 hours outside of my normal work week freelancing and so by the time I crawl into bed at 1am, my eyes want nothing to do with any straining or reading.

I also feel that blogging about certain goals holds me accountable. Sometimes my family, friends or readers will ask me about a certain post or perhaps ask my opinion about a book or product. At the beginning of every month, I’ll post my monthly reads and maybe even get some future recommendations from you all!

What’s on your 2012 reading list? Any fun or crazy goals?

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Comments (9)

  • I think that’s a reasonable goal (especially considering your schedule)! I know, my 100 in 2012 is a lot. But at least right now I’m not really doing anything after work, and I figure my time is better used reading than watching TV or wasting away on Twitter (as I’m apt to do). To make the challenge a little harder, I’ve decided to read at least three volumes of poetry and at least one book in Spanish.

    I think you’ll like Bossypants. I liked it more than the Mindy Kaling memoir because I’m more familiar with Tina Fey (I’m not really much of an Office fan). And The Help was amazing! Both the movie and the book. I hope you enjoy. :)

  • I am reading Bossypants now and loving it. Tina Fey is sweet. The Help is one my list too!

  • i only read 87 last year (my goal was 100)…but i don’t feel too bad because when i set the goal, i didn’t account for ohrg going to regionals or being voted onto the BOD, things that added an additional 10-15 hours of work to my already full schedule each week.

    i like the idea of a reading list because a lot of times, i am just too damn tired to find something to read on my own. in fact, i kind of bank on my book junkie friend shawn actually driving to my house and dropping off bag fulls of books that he thinks i’ll like! we have similar taste…but it’ll be nice to get another respected opinion on what’s good!

    and who knows, maybe i can sucker you into the at your doorstep delivery service as well! :P

    • I will gladly show up on your doorstep with books. This January I chose one “darker” book and two widely popular books. I think Bossypants and The Help are pretty solid even if they’re so hyped up. I usually really dark, depressing fiction so we’ll see how this goes!

  • I read Bossypants last year and loved it! I have a life crush on Tina Fey. I always love reading other people’s recommendations though because I have such a hard time choosing what to read on my own.

    • I seem to always find new reads based on recommendations. I think I have about 65 on my “to-read” list. EEK!

  • I’m totally with you on this one. I have a goal of reading as many books as my age that year, which I haven’t reached…in awhile. I’m reading The Help this month too!

    • I love the idea of reading as many books as your age. I may have to do that because my goal of 36 might not work this year ;)

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