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 out with a look at what I’ve done since the last map. I did get a few books read, but I am way behind on my reviewing. There are two reasons for that. October means baseball playoffs, so I watched a lot of baseball; at least for the first half of October. I really wasn’t too interested in the World Series once the Cubs were safely eliminated. October is also Family History month, and I did spend some time organizing my research. I managed one cemetery visit that I’ve been hoping to do for several years. You can read about that here if you are interested. I also got a nice report off to my aunts — something I’ve been promising to do since March! Here is what I got done, book-wise.
What I’ve read in October
- All The Stars In Heaven by Adriana Trigiani
- The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
- After You by Jojo Moyes
- The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
- In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Williams
What I’m currently reading.
What I chose not to read at this time.
- Stan Musial by George Vecsey
- Tigers in Red Weather by Lisa K
- The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson (skimmed but not read)
Now it’s time to take a look at my reading map for November. I am actually working into December, because I have a lot of books I have committed to read for review in the next two months. Wiith the holidays approaching, I may not actually sit down and plan my reading at the end of this month.
November 2015 Reading Map
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
- Lone Star by Paullina Simons
- Whistling Women by Kelly Romo
- An Old-Fashioned Christmas by Ellen Stimson
- Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy
- One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
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!