Life has been busy lately and while I am definitely putting fitness and physical health first in my life, I haven’t had a ton of time to do other things I love. Like reading. Forget that I even said things, the only thing that I am really missing right now is reading. And I didn’t even notice that I haven’t read a new book in at least a month. I kept checking them out from the library, reading a couple pages, getting bored or busy, and returning them without actually finishing them. That stops now though!!

I have been kind of tracking my progress on my new year’s resolution to make sure that I don’t end up wondering where all the time went on December 31st and wishing I had done more to reach my goals.

I had pledged to read 24 books this year on my Goodreads profile and I have literally only read 3 so far. Which is NOT going to help me reach my goal. At this rate I will barely hit twelve by the end of the year! So, I’ve got to step it up. This month, I am challenging myself to read four books in an effort to somewhat get myself back on track. Will it be easy? No, that is a whole lot of reading. Will it be wonderful? Yes, that is a whole lot of reading!

I have hatched out a little bit of a strategy for this and I am hoping I can push myself to stick to it. I am going to shoot for one physical book every week and a half(ish) and then one audiobook throughout the month. I can listen to the audiobook on my commute to and from work, while I am making dinner, or cleaning my apartment. I am going to try to set aside 30 minutes a day of reading time as well to make sure that I can get back on track with this goal!

 

If you want to join me in reading more books this month, I highly encourage you to join Goodreads! It allows you track what you are reading/have read and it shows you what your friends are reading! Also, if anyone has ANY book suggestions, please send them my way! (My Goodreads account is linked at the bottom of my blog, click on my profile and let’s be friends!)

Happy reading friends!

 

Always Classy & Confused,

MGM

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