Benjamin Franklin allegedly said that “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail“. I think this is generally true, but I’ve also learnt that planning too much is setting oneself up to fail. Last year, 2017, for those of you reading this in the future, I set myself the challenge of reading quite a lot of books, and some different books to those which I normally read. I wrote some roundup posts about this, including the lessons I learned, my Top Ten of 2017, and a very brief summary of all the books I read in 2017. This year I’m planning what I’m reading – and deliberately not setting it out in my mind as a challenge.
Last year I aimed to read 125 books – and I fell just short at 97.
This year I’m planning to read 150 books – hoping that I should definitely break the 100 barrier, whilst also focusing my reading a little more.
I’ve chosen 104 books thus far – leaving myself 46 slots to fill as the year goes on (upon arriving at work this morning another book landed on my desk that I really want to read, so my key lesson is already bearing fruit).
If you are actually interested in what I’m planning to read in 2018, then you can see it, and track my sporadically updated progress, here.