Forty Books per Year

I love to read.  I read mostly non-fiction.  At the beginning of 2016, I made a goal to try to read 50 books in the year.  I was able to read 44 books last year.  Fifty was a bit over ambitious so in 2017 (and future years), I am going to make it my goal to read forty books per year (full disclosure: I am counting books that I listened to and there were about 5 of those in 2016).

I am always reading a separate book to each of my 3 boys (ages 17, 15 and 12) – this is my favorite reading (these books are mostly fiction) and a great way to spend time with my boys and talk with them about important issues and learn together.  I just finished reading The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R. Tolkien to my son, Andrew, yesterday.

It doesn’t really matter how many books I read each year, but I am a goal oriented person, and I like to have challenging projects so having the goal helps to push me to make sure to read lots.  I just finished my 21st book for 2017.

I thought I would start a blog just to have fun writing about the books I read and some of the ideas and thoughts I have as a result.

I love to recommend books to friends, and I also appreciate recommendations from others which give me ideas about which books to read.

Thanks, Chris

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