It’s the beginning of the month and time to plan out my reading. I do this with a ‘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.
I like to start with a look at what I’ve done since the last map.
What I’ve read in June.
- All The Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank
- Whisper Beach by Shelley Noble
- Ana of California by Andi Teran
- A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
What I’m Currently Reading
I didn’t do too badly this month. I at least started most of the books on my list, and I really didn’t expect to get to all of them. In addition, I didn’t realize until I picked it up that A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is nearly 500 pages long! (Good pages, though!)
Now it’s time to s take a look at my reading map for July.
July 2015 Reading Map
- Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade
- When The Moon Is Low by Nadia Hishimi
- Revolutionary by Alex Myers
- Baker’s Blues by Judith Ryan Hendricks
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Revelation of Louisa May Alcott by Michaela MacColl
These are not in any particular order, and again, I may not read them all. 1984 is my book club selection for August, and if our meeting is during the second half of August, I will move this to my August reading map. Also, I leave myself open to picking up a different book, just because the mood strikes me. But this plan lets me pick up a book right away when I finish one, so I don’t lose valuable reading time deciding what to read next.
Do you have a ‘map’ to help guide your reading? If so, share it below in the comments. Maybe I’ll see something I want to add to my list! Happy reading!