Graphic for New Year's Resolution Reading ChallengeWhat do you want to accomplish in the New Year? Will reading a book help you reach your goal, keep your resolution, or complete your project? Start the year off right by reading books that support your goals, resolutions, and projects — join the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge!

We’re just over half-way through January, how are your resolutions faring? Are you off to a good start on your New Year projects? What books have you started to help you reach your goals? Record your progress on your blog and use the link list below. Or, report your progress in the comments on this post so that we can all cheer you along.

I finally feel like I have a real New Year energy pumping through my days — usually that starts about mid-December but, for some reason, it came along a bit late for me this year. I’m pleased that it showed up now because it always gives me such a boost in the cold dark days of winter.

Here’s my progress in the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge:

Resolution 1: Kick my addiction to outrage. I finished Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong and plan to review it this week. I’m thinking of taking a year (12 steps, 12 months) to go through this in more detail, posting every Sunday in an event called Compassionate Sundays. Would that be interesting or helpful to you?

Resolution 2: Write a travel article. I’m still reading, and really enjoying, the sample articles in The Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing by Don George. Very inspiring!

Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant

A recommended title for learning about the business of e-books.

Resolution 3: Learn about the e-book business supported by one of several titles available at the library. Instead of a library book, I ended up taking a suggestion from Heather last week. I’m reading Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant.  Naturally, I bought it as an e-book.

Resolution 4: Be more creative. We had our third discussion for the Read Along of Big Magic  by Elizabeth Gilbert yesterday. How do we give our selves permission to be creative? We’re still only about half-way through, so there’s still time to join us! Next Sunday, we’ll talk about Part IV, Persistence — that’s always a big issue for me!

What do you want to accomplish in 2016? What books might help? Let me know if you want suggestions — I’ve compiled a few ideas from hosting previous years of the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge.


#NewYearBooks 3rd January Report — 1 Comment

  1. I finished my first book in Danish, yay! I also got some peaceful reassurance from it 🙂
    I’m now thinking I was quite, erm, optimistic to sign up with four books, but I’ll see. I’m currently unemployed so I might still make it 🙂

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