Last year I attempted to read 24 books and finished 17. This year I decided to give it another try but upped the ante to 26. I also set the requirement that 50% had to be fiction and decided that audiobooks don’t count.
One week into April and I should be done with 7 books. I’ve finished 3.5. So once again I am behind.
To date this year I’ve read:
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma
- Death on the Nile
- No Country for Old Men
I am also in the middle of reading:
In the midst of failure I like to focus on the small victories. I am currently reading my third fiction book which is the total I read all last year. I’m doing much better at finding fiction I enjoy and have my next few lined up already.
The most difficult part of this for me is that reading isn’t my go to relaxation. Movies are. I was able to get through most of the above reading while on a vacation away from all screens.
If I’m going to catch up – I’ll need to force myself to read more until I can get habituated. Finding more captivating books certainly helps too – I flew through No Country for Old Men.