- Read more middle grade novels aloud with my children. I’ve started a certain practice where I get 3 middle grade books that I’d really like to read from the library and present them to my kids to choose which one we will read as our next book. We are currently reading Wonder, and it is so amazing. I cannot believe I waited this long to read it. The experience of reading it with my kids and discussing various points along the way is so rewarding.
- Complete Book Riot’s 2018 Read Harder Challenge. I have completed this challenge the past two years and while sometimes I am annoyed by having to do certain tasks, I mostly love that it adds to the diversity of what I read.
- Read and review more cookbooks, particularly ones with healthy recipes. I get into cooking ruts, so I love exploring new recipes to make dinners more interesting and healthy. However, more interesting usually means less appealing to the kids, so this is a delicate balance.
- Read a new book release each month of the year. Why? Because it is fun to be one of the first to discover a great book and to form my own opinions about it without first having been influenced by hype or other opinions out there.
- Don’t stress about reading or achieving any of the above mentioned goals. If it doesn’t happen, so what? I read because I love it and setting goals is only intended to give me structure.
Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group run by Lainey and Samantha. Each week a topic is suggested and bloggers may post their picks. If you are interested in checking it out, click here. What are your reading goals for 2018?