This year, my reading resolution from way back in January was not to count the number of books that I read. And I succeeded in that goal. I have a list of books that I read this year, which I’ll share with you, but I’m not sure how many books I read total.
Not counting, not participating actually participating in the Goodreads challenge (I set my goal at 25, but just so it would track my books. Back in October, I figured out a better way to do this) was freeing. I feel good about the reading that I did this year.
I think I’m going to stick with the same resolution again in 2017. Before, reading all the books was like a badge of pride and honor, but I also put pressure on myself to read for my students and not for myself. When I decided to read for myself, I feel like my reading life got better. It’s not that I don’t still recommend books to my students, because I do, I just use outside resources to fill in the gaps that I don’t read anymore.
My other resolution for 2017 is to finish my dissertation. Finishing graduate school has been a long time coming, and I want to get my hood in December and be done with school forever! (Except not really.)
How was your year, and what are your reading resolutions for 2017?
My 2016 Reading List