Passion projects are fun, so are hobbies. Reading is one of my passions and hobbies, so I’m going to blog about my reading journeys this year. (I blog semi-regularly about teaching and education here.)
I’ve been keeping track of what I read since 2011, and it’s been incredible to look back at all the wonderful adventures. In 2011 and 2012, my lists are on paper. Starting in 2013, I kept a list in Evernote. Unfortunately, Evernote has become less functional–it doesn’t automatically sync, and they always want me to upgrade to premium. At the end of 2016, I switched my lists over to Google Sheets, with a new tab for each year. I’m slowly importing my data, making fun graphs, and keeping track of my own analytics. Now in 2017, I’ll have some robust reading data (nerd alert!).
2011 – 18 (?)*
2012 – 32 (?)*
2013 – 54 (54 books, 0 audio)
2014 – 82 (52 books, 30 audio)
2015 – 58 (41 books, 17 audio)
2016 – 66 (49 books, 17 audio)
My 2017 goal is the same as 2016. Read 100 books, including audiobooks. Of this, I’d like at least 52 to be books, and no more than half to be audiobooks. Really, that’s 1 book + 1 audiobook per week, which is very manageable.
I’m not entirely sure what this blog will become in 2017. Here’s to new adventures!
*Gotta double check the numbers. My paper lists are 500 miles away. Will update when I’m back home.