So the first month of 2014 is over, and I'm pleased to report that I managed to stick to most of my bookish goals. My main goal was to read only books from my shelves, as opposed to accumulating library books, buying new books or using my kindle, which I managed to do. I finished six books:
It was actually very nice to just read exclusively from my shelves, it felt more like how I used to read before starting this blog, before all of the review copies and masses of recommendations that had me heading to the library at least once a week! It's not something I'm going to keep doing, as I'm already missing my kindle, but I can see myself having another month like this at some point later in the year.
I also managed to stick to my goals of reading at least one book for Jazz Age January (The Paris Wife) and one book from my TBR 2014 pile, The Glass Palace. As well as this, I was pleased to read one book for the Classics Club, Brave New World, and one non-fiction title, as my non-fiction reading really suffered last year.
Looking ahead to February, I'm going to be relaxing my reading rules a bit, but I'm still going to remain focused on reading books that I already own, rather than acquiring more. I think I'm going to give the library a pass for another month but add my kindle into the mix, so I have kindle books and physical books to choose from. As always, I'm hoping to read one Classics Club book and one TBR 2014 book.
How was your reading month in January? Any goals for February?