When I was younger, my mom challenged my brothers and I to read 100 books every summer.
It started getting harder as we got older because chapter books replaced our picture books. I was only able to accomplish the task of reading 100 books one time — and that was the summer after second grade. It is a small accomplishment, but I will never forget it!
I wish I had time to read 100 books for fun. I wish I had time to read 52 books for fun. That would be one for each week of the year. But, truly, my goal for 2016 is just to make sure I am reading a little bit each day. There is time! I have been trying to read 50 books the past few years, but I always find myself “too” busy and/or forget to keep track.
It’s far too easy to fall down the rabbit hole that is social media, and I would much rather get lost in a good book. Here’s to 2017!
1. Two By Two – Nicholas Sparks