Apparently by now most people have failed their new years resolutions, well not I! Apart from my one word focus for the year I set myself one simple goal for 2016 – to read more fiction (and write more letters, but that’s for a different blog post!).
When it comes to reading though I have gotten into the bad habit of prioritising my non-fictional ‘work’ type reading over simply reading for pleasure.
As an organised type I tend to always have something to research or work on that will be of benefit to me and my family. How to tame a toddler and get a baby to sleep through the night, the benefits of simple living and how to start composting, which educational philosophies are the best and why should we eat like the French? The list goes on.
Although I love reading now, I actually only started reading regularly once I hit my twenties when The Husby’s bookish ways started to rub off on me. He devours fiction books whereas I don’t always really know where to start.
I guess that means I need to start at the beginning or at least with the books I probably should have read when I was in my tween and teenage years!
Hence why I asked for a puffin classics books set for Christmas and will be receiving the rest from The Husby for my birthday.
My goal is to simply read one fiction book per month. This month I ticked off Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster (I do love a book written in letters!) and on my list for this year I also have Little Women, Treasure Island, The Secret Garden, Heidi, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pippi Longstocking and Black Beauty, just to name a few.
It feels wonderful to be prioritising my fictional reading for a change. I have a feeling that this year of childhood classics is really going to fuel my love of reading.