2016 Reading Goals

I had a lot of fun with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge last year so I’m going to give it another shot in 2016. She’s got a whole new set of themes to guide us through a year of reading and I’m looking forward to tackling them.

Here are the details for this year’s challenge:


As I mentioned in my 2015 wrap up, I’ve also set a reading goal of 50 books at goodreads.com which is crazy pants! I have very little faith that I’m going to reach 50 books but it sure doesn’t hurt to try. The only other real goal that I have for my reading this year is to read more of the books that I already own and to buy less books this year. Especially on my kindle where I frankly have more than I know what to do with. I set aside a special shelf on my beautiful new book shelf that is just for the books I want to read this year – here are the books that made the cut:


I think I have my work cut out for me. I also have a cute little shelf on my nightstand that dh made me a few years ago. That’s where the highly anticipated next reads live. Wanna peek at what’s sitting pretty over there? Of course you do!


So between those books and landslide of books on my kindle, I think I have some pretty good choices to look forward to. Of course, I’ll also be reading the books that we vote on in my book club which will more than likely not be any of the books that I already own but you never know!

But what about the kids?

Finally, in the world of family read aloud books, I joined the Reading Together group on Facebook which is hosted by a series of fabulous bloggers including The Delibreate Reader, The Quirky Bookworm and my bloggy pal Kate @ Mom’s Radius. Every two months they will tackle a theme and give three book suggestions to read with your children that corresponds to the theme.

707616For example, the January / February theme is The Arctic and their book suggestions are The Year of Miss AgnesThe Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick HillJulie of the WolvesJulie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George and In Arctic Waters. They give a variety of books that will appeal to different age ranges so that everyone can enjoy a little family reading time. I picked up The Year of Miss AgnesThe Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill at a local used book store for $1.99 and we read the first chapter this weekend.

What are your reading goals for 2016? Tell me about it in the comments section!

2 responses to “2016 Reading Goals”

  1. Betsy Avatar

    Reading as a family is something I really want to get more regular at. We read The BFG last year and the girls really enjoyed it. Looking into that facebook group!


  2. Kate @ Mom's Radius Avatar

    Yay! So excited you’re doing the Reading Together book club. I have the Arctic books plus a couple other picture books, so now I just need to start reading. I was torn about doing MMD’s challenge again, but because I came up with 2 of my own, I decided to skip it. Maybe I’ll do it again next year. I wanted to be able to pick some of my books without being bound to a challenge.