Reading in the New Year

January ReadingI have been an avid reader since I can remember. My childhood was filled with Nancy Drew mysteries and Little House books. In high school I read a lot of Victoria Holt books and other Gothic Suspense authors. Then I found the romance writers such as Janet Dailey and Danielle Steele. A few years ago I suddenly lost interest in fiction. Now I like to read Christian Living/Spiritual Growth books, Puritan authors, biographies and counseling books.

Many have reading plans. Tim Challies has four different reader plans from light to obsessed. You can read about his 2017 Christian Reading Challenge here. My blogging friend Elizabeth Johnson at DogFur and Dandelions also developed her own reading challenge to share. I’ve never thought about planning what I read, but decided I would make my own commitment. My reading goal for 2017 is to read four books a month each from a different group which happen to start with the letter “C”:

Classic literature (there are so many I have never read)


Christian Living

Craft of writing

Here’s what is on my reading table for January:

The Poems of Mrs. Anne Bradstreet Together with Her Prose Remains by Anne Bradstreet

The Christian Counselor’s Manual by Jay E. Adams

The Food Ain’t the Problem by Carole Holliday

Ernest Hemingway on Writing

I missed my Goodreads reading goal of thirty books in 2016 by three. If I stick with this plan I will read 48 books in a year. A lot more than my previous goal. I guess time will tell if this will be doable or not.

What about you? What books do you like to read? Do you have a reading plan? Where and when do you read?

May the new year find you behind a good book!