2017 Reading Targets

This page is to help me keep track of my reading throughout the year, with one place to check my goals and help to decide what to read next.

First, looking at how I spend money on books:

  • A book borrowed from the library
    1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke
    The Girl in the Spider’s Web – by David Lagercrantz
    Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: the story of women in the 1950s by Virginia Nicholson
    Colossus: Bletchley Park’s greatest secret
    The Silent Ones by William Brodrick
    The World According to G, by Geraint Thomas
  • A book on Kindle Unlimited
    Knit Together: Amish Knitting Novel by Karen Anna Vogel
    Amish Knitting Circle: Smicksburg Tales 1 by Karen Anna Vogel
    Amish Friends Knitting Circle: Smicksburg Tales 2 by Karen Anna Vogel
    Amish Knit Lit Circle: Smicksburg Tales 3 by Karen Anna Vogel
    Amish Knit & Stitch Circle: Smicksburg Tales 4 by Karen Anna Vogel
    Amish Knit & Crochet Circle: Smicksburg Tales 5 by Karen Anna Vogel
    The Midwife’s Revolt by Jodi Daynard
    Our Own Country: A Novel by Jodi Daynard
    The Pocket Notebook Book by Ray Blake
  • A book that has been waiting on your bedside table for a long time
  • A book you own but have never read
    The Wizard of Earthsea quartet
  • A book from a second-hand bookshop
    The Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies (Amazon 2nd hand)
  • A book bought in 2017 from an independent bookshop

Second, considering reading that will stretch my mind

  • A book published before 1900
  • A book from a Booker prize shortlist (any year)
    What’s bred in the bone by Robertson Davies (shortlisted 1986)
  • A book recommended by a friend or family member
    Anne of Green Gables (recommended by my next-door-but-one neighbour in the mid 1980s)
  • A historical book (can include biography/autobiography)
    1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke
    Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: the story of women in the 1950s by Virginia Nicholson
  • An academic theological book
  • A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author

Third, including reading that will relax and restore me

  • A Discworld book (re-read)
  • A new book by a favourite author
  • A book I have wanted to read for a while
  • A book that inspires personal growth
  • A spiritual classic
  • Whatever I want to read
    Anne of Green Gables
    Anne of Avonlea 
    Anne of the Island 
    Anne of Windy Poplars 
    Anne’s House of Dreams
    Anne of Ingleside
    Dragonriders of Pern series: f
    irst 15 books, ending with The Skies of Pern
    Yarnitecture by Jillian Moreno
    Knit Wear Love and You Can Knit That by Amy Herzog