Today is the eve of winter break. We will count down the hours until school is back in session tomorrow. Upon returning, I can’t wait to share the good news with my students – I made my goal of reading 100 books in 2012!
It was a close one for me. I hit the 90s in December and I was running out of time. My students told me I could do it. Kendall said, “I think you can make it if you put your mind to it.” Jessie had some great advice for me. She said, “…you will have to read a little faster than you read right now.” I can’t believe how many students really believed in me! Tammer, Kashiya, Jayla, Steven, Gracie, Jero, Mya, and Nita all said I could do it. Danny even said, “You will definitely make the 100 books!”
With them behind me, I knew I had to make my goal – not just for myself but for my students! So I did it – and it was the first time in my life I read that much in one year, honestly. When I finished my 100th book – I was very proud and excited that I made it.
Once 2013 began, I had to think about making a new reading resolution, or goal. I want to be a better reader in 2013 than I was in 2012. This year I am going to try and read 120 books! (That’s 10 books a month) I know it’s going to be a challenge but it is something I really want to do. I also want to kick it up a notch and try to read more types of books I usually don’t read – nonfiction, fantasy, mystery, and maybe a classic or two. (recommendations welcomed!)
Here are some of the books on my 2013 to read list:
Now it’s YOUR TURN! Make a reading resolution for yourself. Make a goal that you will honestly try to accomplish.
How many books can you push yourself to read a month?
How many books will you read before the school year is over? (About 22 weeks left)
Will you try to set a goal for the entire year of 2013?
Maybe you don’t want to focus on a specific number but make a different kind of resolution – read more of a certain genre or read at least one book is a bunch of genres?
Try a new genre?
Maybe you have a series you really want to start or finish?
Maybe you want to read longer books? More challenging books?
What can you do to be a better reader this year?
Whatever your reading resolution is, share it here!