So, 2018 is here. Or it’s past, and you’re wondering if this crazy guy ever finished his reading goals. Which is cool. Maybe I’m revisiting this site, seeing if I met my goals. Maybe you’re me? From the future?

Yea, I’m done. Sorry. It’s been a weird year.

Tonight I’m coming up with my reading plan for 2018, but as I said last year, it’s not a plan. I said that you can’t plan books, you must go with the flow… otherwise you’ll just increase your book Purgatory. And what do you know? I read a whopping 27 books last year. And a lot outside of my comfort zone.

So, this year my goal is 20. I’m not sure if 27 was fluke, and I’m not going to risk setting myself up for failure. I read a lot, but I also do other things, and realistically those other artistic hobbies will take away from reading time. So, 20 is my new. Up 6 from last year, and higher than any other year besides 2017. So, let’s see if we can keep the reading train rolling. Honestly, if I read 20 every year, I’ll be satisfied.

One member of the Souls of the Currently Reading ascended into finished reading heaven, that being the Scorch Trials. Their numbers now include:

  1. I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  2. Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  3. The Murder of Adam and Eve by William Dietrich
  4. Settle for More by Megyn Kelly

We lost We’re All Damaged by Matthew Norman and The King’s Coat by Dewey Lambdin. The latter was banished to the Did Not Finish Underworld, and I kind of suspect the former will end up there too. I believe The Murder of Adam and Eve will be relieved of its Purgatorial suffering and put back on my want to read list. I suspect Megyn and Sethi will meet their demise.

I’m going to stick with my genre goals. No numbers this time–at least one of each category though. I’ve split up mystery/thriller, because I’d like to read another pure mystery like The Pericles Commission, even if it takes a while to get through. So, here’s to another year of reading!

  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Fantasy
  • Scifi
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Book outside of my comfort zone
  • Book recommended by a friend
  • Re-read
  • Resurrected from Currently Reading Purgatory
  • Nonfiction (bleh)