2020 Reading Goals

Slow and steady wins the race! Rather than setting a defined number of books to read this year, my goal is to meet a defined reading time allotment for each day. This will enable me to exceed my reading level from 2018 without the pressure of trying to cram in books at the end of each month or at the end of the year to meet a reading quota.

My goal for the year is to read a minimum of 30 minutes a day, every day. I read at least two books concurrently: one fiction and one nonfiction. I prefer to read fiction either in hardcopy or ebook format via my Kindle or Libby app. I usually listen to nonfiction in audiobook format. I often read well past 30 minutes, but knowing I only need to get 30 minutes in to meet my goal makes starting for the day much easier.

I am also reading the entire Bible in one year using the Chronological Bible in a Year Reading Plan. The daily reading passages are divided into manageable chunks which I am so grateful to have maintained since January 1. I have heard Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, emphasize that it is better to do a small amount over a long period of time because it is more powerful and more effortless. There is so much that I am discovering in passages which I have either never read or haven’t read in many years. It is definitely worth it to read the Bible through in its entirety. This is my first attempt in my lifetime.

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