2017 Reading Resolutions

Dec 19, 2016

This year I told myself I would read at least 25 books. It doesn’t seem like a lot but when you consider my reading history the past couple of years, that’s a big number.

  • 2015: 7 books + 3 graphic novels = 10 books
  • 2014: 19 books + 20 graphic novels = 39 books
  • 2013: 40 books + 30 graphic novels = 74 books
  • 2012: 18 books

As you can see, not great numbers. Each year I have been reading less and less. 2013 was a weird anomaly. So far this year of 2016 (there’s still like ten days left in the year…) I only managed to read 38 books, not including graphic novels. In total I’ve read about 84 books. So that’s still like 46 graphic novels that I’ve read. I really wanted my novel to graphic novel ratio to be greater than or equal to one. However, I still met my goal of 25 books. So kudos to me!

This year I decided to opt for minimalism and not sign up for any reading challenges. To me, the most important thing is going through my to read list. If I even manage to make a small dent in the list, I’ll be happy.

Here are my 2017 reading resoltuions:

  • Read a total of 60 books.
  • Read at least 30 non-graphic novels.
  • Read more novels than graphic novels.
  • Don’t take out any books from the library that are not in my to read list.
  • Read at least half of the books on my 25 books to read in 2017 list

Here is my 25 books to read in 2017 list (*=book was also on 2016 list):

  1. The Rebel by Albert Camus*
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*1
  3. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins*
  4. Vital Signs by Tessa McWatt*
  5. The Bastion Wars by Henry Zhou*
  6. The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft*
  7. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert*
  8. Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson*
  9. Villette by Charlotte Bronte*2
  10. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle*3
  11. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson*
  12. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton*
  13. Johnny Kellock Died Today by Halley Dyer*
  14. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Brown*
  15. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery
  16. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
  17. Wacousta by John Richardson
  18. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  19. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  20. The Odyssey by Homer4
  21. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  22. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  23. I’m Not Her by Janet Gurther
  24. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  25. Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard

We’ll see how this goes!

  • I managed to read Emma so P&P should be no problem, right?  
  • Because I’m a masochist, apparently  
  • I’ve read this book before but I cannot for the life of me remember a single thing about it  
  • Good luck, me  
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