I’m a little late in jumping in on this but I’m going to give it a shot.
I’ve resolved to read a book a week in 2012. I was inspired by Julien Smith’s post about how he did it last year. Before I read his post, I had already made a few goals/resolutions about reading this year. Nearly every year I say I want to read more (I already enjoy reading and I probably read more than many people) and I wanted to read something that I wouldn’t normally choose. These are both great, but by reading a book a week, I will undoubtedly achieve both of the goals that I set for myself.
So this year my goal is 52 books. By Julien’s math, that’s about 40 pages a day (or 15% if you’re doing Kindle math). That shouldn’t be hard, right? Riiight. So far, I’m on track, four weeks into January and five books down. I’ve finished Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, The Flinch (by the same guy who inspired this challenge), The Snowman by Jo Nesbo, What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly and Double Dead by Chuck Wendig (5 book in 4 weeks!). Below are a list of the books that I’ve marked on my list to read this year. In no particular order.
For a little added emphasis, I wanted to throw in this little gem from Chuck Wendig from his post, 25 Things Writers Should Start Doing
Said it before, will say it again: we all get 24 hours in our day. Nobody has extra time. You must claim time for yourself and your writing. Time is a beast stampeding ever forward and we’re all on its back. Don’t get taken for a ride. Grab the reins. Whip that nag to go where you want her to go. Take control. Hell, pull out a big ol’ electric knife and carve off a quivering lardon of fatty Time Bacon all for yourself.
Any other suggestions for books to read this year? Let me know in the comments section.