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2019 Reading Goals

Category: Where The Child Things Are
Posted: January 15, 2019

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

As discussed in a previous blog post, many of us make New Year’s resolutions. It’s a way to start our year off on the right foot and motivate ourselves, if you will.

For one of my resolutions, I always set a personal reading goal. Last year, on Goodreads, I pledged to read 65 books in 2018 and finished at 68. A few of my favorites from the last year were Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo, Front Desk by Kelly Yang, and Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes.

This year, I wanted to up it a little bit, so I have pledged to read 70 books in 2019. To some, that might sound like a lot, and to others, it might seem easy. That’s more than a book a week, which seemed like a good goal for me.

I try to read all the Rebecca Caudill and Bluestem nominees every year, so that’s around 40 books right there. I also read the Monarch nominees, but I don’t track picture books so most of those will not count toward my goal. And once the Newbery winners are announced, I will read those if I haven’t already done so. Mostly, I just like to try the new books we purchase at the library so I have recommendations for readers who come in looking for something new.

I love hearing about what you have read and enjoyed. I like adding those books to my list, too. So, stop in and tell me about your most recent find!

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