It’s a bit hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Here we are half way through the first month of another year to come. Much like last year more books than I can shake a stick at – not that I actually would or should. Though it might be funny to try and see what would happen. Damn, nothing but another book added to the library. Is that good or bad? Your guess is just as good as mine. This year I have a different goal besides adding to my digital library even though it’s probably a foregone conclusion that it will probably still grow some.
For 2017 my goal is to read 70 books which is the most yet over the four years that I have done the Goodreads reading challenge. Last year I was able to complete my goal plus some. The difference for this year is to try and mix things up a little more genre wise and read some classic si-fi that I’ve only thought about reading for years on end. A secondary goal is to read through an entire series, the Recluse Saga, that I first read many years ago again from start to finish. Seems like a daunting task even though its only January.
So far this year I have read 3 books and I am happy to say that my first goal for the year is to mix thing up a little bit. The first to go into the read list was Nomad by Mathew Mather. I have read several other books by him and each have been satisfying reads. For you si-fi conspiracy readers this a great choice to start off the year. I plan to read the next book in the series at some point this year called Sanctuary. I have no doubt it will be just as good. A more recent find on the author front is Mark Tufo and the Zombie Fallout series which I’m now on the third book as of this morning. My final addition is The Magic of Recluse by L. E. Modesitt Jr which is a start of my second goal for the year – just the first of 17 more books to go in the series.
I have a feeling that this year is going to be a good year when it comes to reading and the challenge I have embarked for 2017. I just hope that the rest of the year will be as successful. Between work, life, and reading with my ever present cup of coffee everything will be good. As with most things in life you can never tell until another month slips by and we go on book in hand.