What 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!
As we’re nearing the end of 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 had a minor rebellion to non-fiction this week and dove into a couple of novels. Fortunately, they hit the spot just right (Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton and Jeweled Fire by Sharon Shinn). Now, I’m afraid that any novel I pick up will weaken that magic, so I’m ready to dive back into my nonfiction picks for the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge.
Resolution 1: Kick my addiction to outrage. I still haven’t reviewed Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong, but I have committed to my idea of Compassionate Sundays beginning in February to explore the 12 steps over 12 months. I even purchased a copy of the book since the library won’t let me keep this copy for a whole year.
Resolution 2: Write a travel article. I’m back to reading sample articles in The Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing by Don George, learning about guitar-making in Mexico and rodeo riders in Wyoming.
Resolution 3: Learn about the e-book business. I’ve started Write. Publish. Repeat. by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant as recommended by Heather. These guys are fun to read!
Resolution 4: Be more creative. We had our fourth discussion for the Read Along of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert yesterday about the role of persistence in creativity. We’ll finish up next Sunday talking about trust. It’s a short book — you can catch up with us if you want to!
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.