Reading Goal!

In 2018,after a hiatus of almost 2 years I tried to make a comeback to reading. Reading transports me to a world filled with people and their problems which are better or worse than mine. I try to see through the eyes of characters and think from their minds. Reading broadens my perspective. I use goodreadsย to set my reading goal in the beginning of every year and try to achieve it.

For 2018, I set a goal of 24 books which I couldn’t keep up with as I was dawdling through each page for several days. I did not even finish 6 books by September. It was time to modify my original goal as I realized the coming months are going to be super busy and maintaining a reading schedule will be impossible. I brought down my reading goal to 12 books and read unfailingly, completing 10 books by December, even with a super active schedule. Though I couldn’t reach my goal I worked very hard in last 2 months to reach closer to it as much as possible (finished one book in a day sitting in hospital). I was happily doing this as that’s the level of commitment I wanted to show myself. I read some of the most amazing authors like Paulo Coelhoย  , Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaningย (I will cover this book’s review in another post)

Now, for 2019 I have kept a more realistic goal of 15 books which I am secretly willing to surpass ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I have not yet exactly decided which Authors I will focus but as of now my interest lies in reading more Indian authors of English and regional languages and one of the genre will be Self Help/Psychology.

What are you reading this year?

6 thoughts on “Reading Goal!

  1. Hi, it’s the second time today that I run into the mention of Victor Frankl’s Manโ€™s Search for Meaning!
    I would be interested in what you thought of it.

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    1. It is a book full of humanity. It gives a perspective of how to navigate through difficult, sometimes severe circumstances in life. This book will teach you different things at different stages of life. I read it during my lowest and it helped me gain perspective. I recommend it to everyone facing terrible situations which are out of control and who are losing hope to live. This book is to be read more than once in lifetime. I am planning to re-read it soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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