Resolutions for Reading
By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate
As it goes, with each start of the new year comes new resolutions. People vow to go to the gym, to eat healthier, to travel more, to work less, and my personal favorite, to read more books. It can be hard getting back into the swing of things after a busy holiday season, so my advice is to start slow.
Oftentimes, it’s best to narrow your search by the genres or authors that you tend to like. For example, I love the author Lemony Snicket and plan on beginning his current series All the Wrong Questions. Maybe you like to read funny stories, so you could read the Justin Case series. Whichever book you choose, make sure you choose it wisely. The more passion you have to read it, the better the chances are of you finishing it! Ultimately though, your resolutions should be fun and exciting — not stressful.
Here’s a few books you might like to get you started!
Let Me Finish! by Minh Lê
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
It can even be fun to make your own chart like the one below, so you can track your progress as you read.
|Title||Pages Read||Pages to Go||End Goal Date||Rate out of 5 stars|
|The Wishing Spell||438||0||Finished!||4 out of 5|
|Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty||32||0||Finished!||5 out of 5|
|Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier||15||241||1/22/17||Undetermined|
However, the most important part of all is that you are reading. Try not to get too bogged down by numbers and crossing books off of your list. Just enjoy the book! Tags: books, Deanna Siegel, kids, reading resolutions, recommendations