I love to read. I also love (I mean LOVE) Audible. I guess what I really love is learning. About new topics and expanding my mind. But my reading game was kind of a mess. Let me explain…
I tend to find it easier to consume books via Audible because I am often on the go. But I recently recommitted to reading from a physical book for 10-15 minutes a day. There is something about reading from a physical book that I not only enjoy but I find that I absorb the information differently. (Maybe, better? Anyone else?) I also love that reading from a physical book forces me to stop and rest. Versus listening to Audible - that only fuels my constant on-the-go mentality.
I also recently committed to NOT having multiple books going at the same time. I used to have 4-5 books I was consuming at one time. My mind didn’t enjoy it. It was too much. But I loved l learning about different topics that feed my soul (hence, multiple books).
So, new year - new rules - new goals.
One physical book and one audible book at a time - no more.
If I don’t like a book, I don’t finish it. Life is too short. Give it away and move on to the next one on the list.
Two books a month = 24 books for the year.
I took my “wish list” of books to read and broke them down by category and priority. So far, I’ve completed two books. (I have some catching up to do!)
Here it is. My 2019 Reading List
Bonus: I found breaking it down into these categories has helped me see where I am balanced - or unbalanced - on the topics and areas I want to be learning more about.
What is on your reading list for the year? Have you read any of the books on my list? I’d love to hear what you thought of them!