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New Years Read-a-lutions

Am I the only one who has a list of books, mostly classics, that I am ashamed to never have read? 

I hated reading classics in high school and in college. I was super busy reading for all my history classes that I didn't read much for pleasure. When I did, it was not literature that I thought would make me think.

I went from reading so much when I was little to a total standstill. Even in graduate school I was just reading for classes, which were mostly archives articles at the time. Now that I am reading for work I have found time to also read things that interest me on top of children's and YA books for work. 

In light of this I am going to try and map out a basic plan of what books I'd like to read for 2016.

Starting in January[after I am done with the Chernow Hamilton biography] I am going to start reading some book that I am ashamed to never have read.

These books include, Slaughterhouse Five, Fahrenheit 451, Catcher in the Rye, and 1984. There are more titles on a GoodReads shelf.

This is the part where you can scoff at me and my life choices.

Starting in May and continuing through summer reading I want to take my time to re-read the Harry Potter series. I might even blog about it. It's been a long time since I have the read the books. I re-read them in between when they were being published, but when the 7th book came out I read it in one day and that was the last time. Why? I have no idea.

I hope to accomplish these personal reading goals while still reading children's and middle grade books for work and my YA books for teen RA. I purposely did not make these heavily detailed, so I do not feel terrible if I don't get around to finishing Jane Eyre when I am reading middle grade books, or whatnot.

Areas I need to work on for childrens are survival/adventure books, sports books, and fantasy books. I read realistic fiction heavily in middle grade level.

What are you reading goals for the new year?

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