Goal #1 For 2016

Is one of your goals this year to read more? I’ve always enjoyed reading, but this year I hope to be more intentional about it. I have set a goal to read at least twelve books….that’s one a month. It’s really not that lofty of a goal compared to some of you avid readers! I feel pretty sure that I will read more than twelve, but I want to have at least one goal that I meet (and maybe exceed!), so I’ve decided to keep it at twelve.

And, I’m happy to say that I’ve completed my first book for 2016! It’s okay that I started it in 2015, right?? I started it in December, but got sidetracked with another book and so didn’t actually finish this one until yesterday.

One of the reasons that it took me so long to finish this book is that it just didn’t capture me. It was pretty slow-moving and seemed to not flow real well. But….I am the type person that just HAS to finish a book once I’ve start it, so I persevered. I must say that the last 1/4 of the book did hold my interest a little better, but overall The Syringa Tree just didn’t do anything for me.


What about you? Did you set a goal to read more in 2016? If so, how are you doing? What are you reading right now? I’d love for you to share. I always enjoy hearing what other people are reading!

Trusting His Plan,


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bethany Johnson
    Jan 12, 2016 @ 00:09:55

    I too want to read more this year!
    New daily read: The Songs of Jesus by Timothy Keller
    Current read: Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko- so far, excellent! I wanted to tell you about it tonight when I saw you 🙂



    • sandra
      Jan 12, 2016 @ 00:21:59

      The Levi Lusko book has been on my list for awhile now! I heard him on a podcast and knew I needed to read this book! I’d love to borrow yours when you finish!!



  2. Amanda
    Jan 12, 2016 @ 13:20:39

    My goal for this year is to read as many books as last year, which was 32….this may be too lofty of a goal, but I am setting my expectations high! I just finished Room to Grow, a collection of reflections on parenting by several authors. It was a quick and easy read, but there is a chance it will make you cry!



  3. Cherie
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:47:57

    Wow, Amanda, 32 books!!!! Impressive!! I haven’t set a specific goal but do want to read more! Right now I am reading The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall & David Manuel. It’s an older book that I have wanted to read for many years. The authors have delved into personal writings of Christopher Columbus, some of the Jesuits who helped to settle North America, some of the Pilgrims and some of the Puritans. I have been so convicted by the perseverance and commitment the Puritans had for God and each other!! I do recommend it!



    • Amanda
      Feb 07, 2016 @ 10:26:33

      I have to say that number is not so impressive if you take into account that I read in such small increments of time that I usually stick to fiction instead of “deep thinking” books. I want to read those too, but usually need something easy to read when I am tired at the end of the day.



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