In 2019, I set myself the goal of reading 52 books, averaging a book a week. This coincided with getting a Kobo Aura HD ebook reader for Christmas, which connects to my local library and allows me to check out books to read directly on the device. While I did not hit my goal, I still read over 35 book that year, a major increase from how much I was reading before.
I made a second attempt at hitting my goal in 2020. This time, I had a plan to a read fiction, non-fiction, and a work related book, a graphic novels, and listen to an audiobook each month. This time, I came much closer to my goal, reading 49 books with a 50th nearly completed.
For 2021, the goal remains the same – Read 52 books during the year. For my reading list sources, I am depending on my friends and family, both in real life and on social media, to make recommendations. My first book, for example, comes from a Cleveland Scene article highlighting books they believe every Clevelander should read. I also hope to write a review of each book I read. This is something I started in 2019 but lost track of as time passed.
I’ve also upgraded my reading experience, moving to a Kobo Forma e-reader I received this past Christmas. The Forma also connects to my local library, has a higher resolution, more storage space, and a larger screen. I’ll write about my Forma experience in another post here later on.
Watch my site for announcements of each book I intend to read and for my reviews of those books as I complete them. If you have any books you’d like to recommend, please post them in the comments below. You can also reach me on Twitter (username @kevingamin) and let me know what your recommendations are there.