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.
First I like to take a look at what I’ve accomplished over the past month.
What I read in March
- Clarina Nichols by Dianne Eickhoff
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
- Circling The Sun by Paula McClain
- Missoula by Jon Krakauer
- The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
What I DNF’d
- The Italians by John Hooper (I plan to finish this later)
What I’m currently reading.
And now it is time to look ahead for this month. You may remember that this year I am going to split my reading map into two legs. The first leg will consist of ‘must-read’ books; books that I have committed to read for reviews in the next few weeks and my book club’s selection. The second leg will be books that I want to read, and am currently in the mood to read, but there is no pressing need or commitment to read them now. Depending on my reading moods and what may come along this month, I may or may not complete the second leg! I'm really over-committed this month, so wish me luck!
April 2016 Reading Map
Leg 1: Must-reads
- Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
- Journey To Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
- The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie
Leg 2: May-reads
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!