Here’s what I want out of my reading life in 2017: MORE MORE MORE. More time, more focus, more diversity, more discovery, more fun. That’s not too much to ask, right?
More authors of color – my goal is 35-40% (this year it was 26%.)
More authors in translation. (Besides Elena Ferrante!)
More LGBTQ authors. I’ve not yet made this a priority and want to rectify that.
More YA and middle grade books. Six of each.
I want to read the book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. After hearing her speak with Krista Tippett on the On Being podcast a few weeks ago, I knew I had to finally take the plunge and read this highly-acclaimed book.
I want to read books by and about body-positive people.
I want to make room for the random picks, even if they’re not on my Goodreads TBR. Again, shooting for six random picks.
I want to explore and deepen my spirituality in 2017, so that’s another reading goal.
I want to read more nonfiction in general – more science, more history, more social justice/current events.
Do you think my goals are a bit too ambitious? I actually don’t think they are. I am excited to start fresh and tackle my TBR with renewed energy and purpose!
Please offer suggestions if you can think of any titles that fulfill my reading goals. Tell me some of your own goals for the coming year!