Yearly Focus

Read 26 Books: Update 1

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

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I am also in the middle of reading:

  • Fluke

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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.