It’s the last day of 2014 and I am going to close out the year with an update of my Reading Map! This is like a road map of my reading journey. Each month I do a ‘check-up’ to help me see what I’ve accomplished towards my reading goals and to help me see what needs to be done next.
Going into the holidays, I knew I would be busy, so I decided to keep my reading goals at a minimum level. Basically, my goal was to finish up the books I’d started at the beginning of the month, which I did. I also added two books to my list. I finished one and set the other aside for later. That book is Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott. I did start it, and I really do want to read it. I only picked it up because I’d had it on reserve forever and it came in at the end of November. However, it is a non-fiction book and once I started, I didn’t have the energy or concentration I needed to really enjoy the book. My attention span was short, as I was distracted by the many holiday celebrations and preparations. So I set the book aside and it is now back on my reserve list. I think a cold, snowy week in January, when all I want to do it snuggle into my blankets and read, will be the perfect time for this book!
So here is a summary of my December reading.
The Look of Love by Sarah Jio (read and reviewed)
The Perfect Mother by Nina Darnton (read; review coming soon)
My reading map for January appears below. I am back to putting up more than I expect to read, but it is doable. However, the last two books are only ‘suggestions’. I plan to do more free-range reading in 2015, so if something that looks good comes along, these might get bumped to February!
January 2015 Reading Map
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (book club selection)
Sing In The Morning, Cry At Night by Barbara J Taylor
The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson
The Fever by Megan Abbott
Saving Grace by Jane Greene
Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
Do you have a ‘map’. If so, share it below in the comments. Maybe I’ll see something I want to add to my list! Happy reading!