2019 Reading Goals

I looked at my laughably ambition 2018 goals, and I decided to modify them a bit.

  • 100 new-to-me books
  • 48 nonfiction
  • Continue on my U.S. history study
  • The Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge
    • A book you’ve been meaning to read
    • A book about a topic that fascinates you
    • A book in the backlist of a favorite author
    • A book recommended by someone with great taste
    • Three books by the same author
    • A book you chose for the cover
    • A book by an author who is new to you
    • A book in translation
    • A book outside your (genre) comfort zone
    • A book published before you were born
  • Borrowed books, unread owned physical books, and ebooks
  • Classics Club: War and Peace currently on Serial reader, all the Shakespeare’s plays that I have listed, finish the Ernest Hemingway novels, and one C.S. Lewis, and maybe at least start Kristin Lavransdatter.
  • 2 poetry collections, 2 essay collections, 4 non Shakespearean plays, 4 autobiographies/memoirs/biographies, and 10 scholarly journal articles
  • At least one book in each of these categories:
    • World history
    • Personal development
    • Critical thinking
    • Logic
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Art
    • Music
    • Travel
    • Geopolitics
    • Religion/theology
    • Personal finance
    • Science (non-medical)
  • At least 4 fiction and 4 nonfiction from outside the U.S. and Europe
  • My re-reading possibilities
    • Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries
    • Maybe Anne of Green Gables series
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • To Have and To Hold
    • The Tale of Two Cities
    • Book of Walter Scott’s Poetry
    • Ivanhoe
    • Aunt Jane’s Hero
    • Evelina
    • The Book Thief
    • The Harvester
    • North and South
    • Wives and Daughters