Last year, I decided to skip reading resolutions. The year before, I was going through chemotherapy and had enough on my plate without adding a self-imposed book challenge. But now, at the beginning of 2019, I feel like upping the stakes a little. So, this year, I resolve to:
- Read at least one work of non-fiction every month. This is partly a continuation of a streak of great nonfiction I’ve found in the last few months and also because I suddenly gotten very curious about history lately. I want to see where my curiosity takes me this year.
- Read at least six collections of short stories this year. I’ve given short shrift to short stories in the past. (Hee hee.) I seem to have an aversion to stories under a certain length. Either they’re so interesting and richly constructed that I want more or I find that they’re skimpy though experiments that are too unrealistic for me. That said, I don’t think I’ve given the format a fair shot since 99% of what I’ve ever read is novels. Also, I just finished reading a collection by Elizabeth McCracken that I loved and I want more.
Do any of you readers out there have bookish resolutions? I’d love to hear them!