The previous post I selected Ten Books I read last year and I would recommend to anyone. On recalling about the books I read did bring back a lot of memories, some related to the books, some not, the good ones, the hard-to-forget-yet-creepy ones as when I had a thought about writing this post. I haven’t revealed here or anywhere before that I did made some reading resolutions before the year started. At first, I was afraid of writing them somewhere and then disappointing myself at the end of the year by not completing them. Though, later on, I did made a list of some of the reading resolutions. Here is a glimpse:
- Diversify my reading by focusing on other genres apart from Crime/Mystery Fiction. (which I did, by reading a mixture of non-fiction, tried paranormal, poetry, science-fiction books)
- Read Ten Books Written by Indian Authors. (Jhumpa Lahiri, Arundhati Roy, Anand Neelakantan, and a few more)
- Pick Two contemporary authors and read all of their works. (Jhumpa Lahiri)
- Read at least twenty non-fiction books. (I ended up reading more than forty)
- Read at least fifteen authors that you haven’t read before. (Charles Bukowski, Nora Carroll, Adele Waldman, Ava Dellaira, Ken Kesey, Mary Shelley, Andy Weir, Walter Isaacson, J. D. Salinger, Gustav Flaubert, Anna Quindlen, Henry Miller, Thomas Harris, Cornelia Funke, Sara Maitland, and many more)
- Read Hundred Books (highly important, tracked on goodreads.com)
These were the six challenges that I started 2014 reading year and I must say, not only I accomplished five out of the six mentioned above, and pushing myself to read hundred books more than anything else I wanted to do in the world this year, I learned great many things from them, and through them, met some wonderful people who share a similar passion for reading as I do. How? By blogging and enormously though inconsistently tweeting (yes, I am talking about the HTBrunch Book Challenge) and I should it was an altogether a great 365 days!
I can’t say and nor have I think about keeping any yearly reading resolution(s) yet but if I do, I’ll make sure to let you know. One thing is that I am sure of doing this year again is:
What are some appropriate Reading Resolutions you surrounded yourself last year? And/Or Any for this year?