SOL16: Checking in With My Year Reading Goal


It’s Tuesday and time for a slice.  More slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers.

Back in January, I set a goal to read fifty books this year.  Last year I logged thirty-one books on Goodreads.  Sometimes logging what I have read is a challenge.

But this year, I have been more consistent.  I checked in with Goodreads and I’ve logged forty books to date.  I don’t log the titles I read to students at school.

One thing, I have changed is reading between 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM most evenings.  This seems to be the best time for me to read.  This may seem crazy but if I read during the day on a Saturday, I feel like it’s luxury.

Some of my favorite reads this summer were WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart. Gripping and with a twist I didn’t see coming.  I love when books do that.  I also read BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME by Ta-Nehisi Coates. If you haven’t read it yet, put it on your TBR list.  It’s my book selection for  book club this year.


Once again its CYBILS time. That means we’re looking for panelists and judges.  To find out the information and apply, go to the CYBILS website.  I am always looking for people to serve on the poetry committee.  So especially if you participate in Poetry Friday, please consider applying. OR even if you don’t but you love poetry, please consider applying.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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8 Responses to SOL16: Checking in With My Year Reading Goal

  1. I read a lot this year as well and I know it’s hard to log books on good reads.

  2. Ramona says:

    I haven’t read either of those books. Unfortunately, I find that my blogging cuts into my reading time. How to find the perfect balance? Recently read A Man Called Ove and The Girl Who Wrote in Silk for my book club. Ready to enjoy rereading Irene Latham’s two novels in preparation for her visit to our school this month.

  3. marilynyung says:

    I just opened a Goodreads account this past summer and since I’ve been doing more writing than usual, I haven’t had as much time as usual to read. (sigh) Haven’t heard of CYBILS until this post, so thank you for the information! I’ll check it out.

  4. margaretsmn says:

    I finished my Cybils application. Thanks for the reminders. I like to read from 9-10, too, but often I fall asleep before 10. It takes an especially good book to keep me awake. Most recently that was Jaqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn.

  5. Linda Baie says:

    I’ve read both books, & my book club read Between The World & Me, too, Jone, such a book to ponder! We Were Liars indeed was a surprise-loved the story although it was sad too. I know what you mean about reading at certain times, seems as if I should be doing something else!

  6. Tara Smith says:

    I am thinking about applying for the poetry Cybils…but, school just began and I am so tired, perhaps it’s best to wait until tomorrow when I will feel differently I’m sure!

    • macrush53 says:

      I totally get school starting and the tired factor. You have until September 14 to apply. Would love to have teachers on the panel and there are two rounds: first and second. Email me if you have more questions

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