Reading in 2016

I started tracking my reading back in 2012 when I realized how many unread books I had in my possession. After taking stock, I counted 493 books on my physical and electronic bookshelves with 199 unread. I would like to believe that number has decreased but I should know better.


While I have slowed down in my purchase of new titles, I continue to buy and acquire new books all the time. It's a habit that I just can seem to walk away from.

I have read 208 books since I started tracking in 2012. Every year I set a reading goal and I never manage to make it.  My 2015 goal was 50, but I only managed to read 40. Although I have never made my goal, I don't consider this a failure, especially considering most adults don't manage to read more than 1 book a year.

So, what's my goal for 2016? To keep reading, of course. But this year I will make a concerted effort to read from my shelves. I have a growing collection of books by women and southern writers that needs attention.


I will continue to purchase books through the year, but I will keep new purchases to recommendations from the book lovers in my life. So, please do weigh in. Any recommendations from you?

#31DayBlogChallenge day #15 is done!