January 8, 2020 by TinyNavajo
Hey guys! It’s January and where did December go? Where did the past DECADE go?!?!??! Seriously, I’m very concerned with how quickly time is traveling, how do we slow this down just a little bit?
Either way, it is time for me to give you my December Update, what I read, the format I read it in, and whether or not I reached my Goodreads Goal of the year 2019 or not.
So, in December I read The Year of Less: How I Stopped Spending, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More than Anything You Can Buy in the Store, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Welcome to a Writer’s Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice, American Hippo, The Stonekeeper, Voyage of the Basilisk, The Toll, In the Labyrinth of Drakes, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins, Let’s Make Ramen: A Comic Book Cookbook, Food Wars! Vols. 14-16, White Sand Vol. 3, The Good Luck Girls, and Within the Sanctuary of Wings for a total of 17 books; 4 audiobooks, 5 books, and 8 graphic novels. I read a lot of books that had colons and then more title. That is a very weird thing for me to do.
I also made my Goodreads Goal of 162 books of 150. That is a lot of books, even for me. I can and do read fast, so it’s generally not a problem. This was when I had a half time job though, not a full time job. Having 20 more hours at work a week does cut down on my reading time a bit, and it did make me nervous for a little bit in December; I thought I wouldn’t make my goal and the only reason I did and was able to go over it was because of graphic novels and comics. Those SAVED me and my reading!
This year’s goal is only 52 books, so roughly a book a week. And if I go over, then I go over. But I should be able to read at least 52 books this year, and not feel nervous about not making my goal. Which is part of the reason why I made it such a small goal comparative to reading goals I’ve made in the past. I want to enjoy my reading for myself, not for an arbitrary number on a screen.
So, how did your guys’ end of the year look like? Did you make your reading goal? And what’s your goal for the year to come? Comment below and let me know!