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 July.
- The Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib
- Baker’s Blues by Judith Ryan Hendricks
- The Last Summer At Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff
- The Race For Paris by Meg Waite Clayton
- Montpelier Tomorrow by MaryLee MacDonald
What I’m currently reading.
- Memories of Me by Laura Hedgecock
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Your Family History by Lynda Stephenson
- A Sister To Honor by Lucy Ferriss
- Packing For Mars by Mary Roach
What I chose not to read at this time.
- The Revelation of Louisa May Alcott by Michaela MacColl
I’m giving up on The Revelation of Louisa May Alcott for awhile. I’ve had it on my list for a few months and haven’t managed to get to it, so I’m going to shelve it for awhile and come back to it later this winter. A Sister To Honor is a re-read for me. I read it when it was released and recommended it to my book club. We will be discussing it mid-month, so I am doing a quick skim to refresh my memory since I am leading the discussion. I started Packing For Mars for for Doing Dewey’s online nonfiction bookclub, and am still working on it.
Now it’s time to take a look at my reading map for August.
August 2015 Reading Map
- Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
- 1984 by George Orwell
- A Place We Knew Well by Susan McCarthy
- The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
- Maud’s Line by Margaret Verble
- Tigers In Red by Liza Klaussmann
One is for book club, one is for a book tour reviews, and one is for Doing Dewey’s online Nonfiction Book Club. The others are books on my shelf that I am in the mood to read TODAY — hopefully I’ll still be in the mood when I get to them.
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!