Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Reading Map

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 September

What I’m currently reading.
  • Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (re-read for book club)

What I chose not to read at this time.

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.

October 2015 Reading Map

That seems like a lot of books but two are re-reads for book clubs. The Devil In The White City is for Doing Dewey’s online Nonfiction Book Club and since I’ve already read it twice, I will probably just skim it close enough to discuss it. Sisterland  is this month’s selection for my local book club. I read it when it came out, so I am in the process of  re-reading it. I only have one book that I need to read for a book tour review, All The Stars In Heaven. After You is the follow-up to Me Before You and I just got a notification that it is in and waiting for me. I need to check it out and read it or I will go to the bottom of a long, long list of holds! So everything else is ‘free-range’. I think I’ve had The Pilot’s Wife on my shelf for over ten years — before I started blogging! I’ve had the Stan Musial biography for a couple of years, too. I borrowed it in early 2013, right around the time Stan passed on, and I couldn’t seem to concentrate on it at the time. Now enough time has passed, and with the recent passing of Yogi Berra, the time seems right to pick it up again. I picked Tigers in Red Weather off the sale shelf at the library a couple of years ago, but was over-committed myself to reviews at the time, but I really want to read it. So that is a tentative map for me, but I may turn off the road to enjoy other sites on the way.

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!
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1 comment:

  1. I love how you posted this!
    I read the Pilot's Wife along time ago, and really enjoyed it. I also want to read the new Jojo Moyes book. Happy reading!