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Re: What are your reading goals for 2019?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2019, 05:21:20 PM »
My goals:
1. Keep breathing
2. Keep reading

I'm proud to say I've met my goals every year for about fifty years now.

Books I look forward to reading this year: The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft, and the rest of The Expanse series. Plus something from my classics list, which always manages to surprise me at least once.

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Re: What are your reading goals for 2019?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2019, 08:55:21 PM »
In 2017, I fell just short of my goal of 52 books. In 2018, I fell just short of my goal of 78 books. So I hope to fall just short of my goal of 90 in 2019. I tend to read a lot of thick and heavy books: about a third of the books I read are non-fiction and I always end up with fantasy and sf epics on my hands. But setting a reading goal has increased my reading a lot, and the more I read, the more my reading comprehension and speed increases. It's a source of great joy for me.

One of my goals for 2019 is to read more biographies as a part of my non-fiction. Recommendations of biographies who have had fascinating lives are welcome.


OK - Napoleon is a fascinating figure. I read a very good biography about him by Andrew Roberts last year.  But a new one by Adam Zamoyski is currently getting great reviews. 

Currently I am reading Thomas Cromwell: A Life by Diarmid McCulloch.  Fascinating but heavy!  I am learning so much about the English Reformation. 

Do you like nautical heroes like Hornblower and Jack Aubrey? Then read about their real life counterpart: Thomas Cochrane.  Thomas Cochrane the Dauntless by David Cordinley is excellent. 
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Re: What are your reading goals for 2019?
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2019, 12:48:44 AM »
Since Goodreads includes the mangas I read, I'm setting a goal of 200 and hope to struggle more than last year. Last year I cruised by my 100 mark because I was a lot more thorough reporting what I'd read.
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Re: What are your reading goals for 2019?
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2019, 10:34:09 AM »
OK - Napoleon is a fascinating figure. I read a very good biography about him by Andrew Roberts last year.  But a new one by Adam Zamoyski is currently getting great reviews. 

Currently I am reading Thomas Cromwell: A Life by Diarmid McCulloch.  Fascinating but heavy!  I am learning so much about the English Reformation. 

Do you like nautical heroes like Hornblower and Jack Aubrey? Then read about their real life counterpart: Thomas Cochrane.  Thomas Cochrane the Dauntless by David Cordinley is excellent.

I may have a look at the nautical one, I seem to keep returning to that setting and I know very little about it. And while I'm not disinterested in historical figures, I was thinking more of modern accounts from people who have written (or been a part of writing) the biography themselves. I guess the correct term is autobiography or memoir (learned something new today!)
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