Reading Goals for April

In January, I hit a reading slump.
It says a lot about the state of accessibility of books for the blind, that I could read so many as to go into any kind of downturn at all. So . . YAY technology, and YAY accessible books.
Now, how to get out of the slump!
The last eight years have been a reading honeymoon, a frenzy of books read in quick succession, a whirlwind of topics and genres with no plot or plan.
I decided that a few specific goals would help me break out of the reading doldrums.

This is a work in progress, but I am going to begin with four “goal” books per month – one nonfiction, one history, one fiction from a seldom-visited genre, and one book about a place I would like to visit in the future.
Without further adieu, here are my picks for April.
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald – I don’t know anything about birds of prey, so I am looking forward to this memoir.
The Glory and the Dream by William Manchester – History is far from dull in this riveting account of the United States from 1932 to 1972.
Brownies and Broomsticks: A Magical Bakery Mystery by Bailey Cates – I am drawn in by cute titles, and I rarely read mysteries, so this one should be fun.
Scotland: Culture Smart by John Scotney – Because I must . go . to Scotland!
If all goes well, I will review these books sometime this month. Do you have creative ways of getting out of a reading slump? Let me know in the comments.


Author: Jena

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. I am a small-town Southern writer, book hoarder, technology enthusiast, unashamed cat lady, and huge fan of the Outlander series. I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler. I love nothing more than to paint pictures with words, and to make people happy, and if I can do both at the same time, all the better. Gratitude, simple joys, and optimism are the cornerstones of my life philosophy. I am totally blind, and I have non 24 sleep disorder, and temporal lobe epilepsy. These health issues make for some interesting times, but adversity has taught me wisdom I never would have learned otherwise. I hope you will enjoy my writing, and I thank you for taking the time to read it.

4 thoughts on “Reading Goals for April”

  1. I have been in a reading slump the past month or so myself, I’m way behind on my targeted goal of reading (or in my case listening to) 180 Audiobooks this year. I only read 5 books from start to finish in March which has been my worst month of listening so far this year.

    But April is a new month, so we’ll see if I can turn things around!

    I wish you well on your quest to finish your goal boks. I have a friend who lives in Scotland so I would also love to go there.


  2. I am still amazed that you can read more than one book at a time and remember the details! Of course, I’ve always said that you have the memory of an elephant!

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    1. LOL, I may have had that once, but not anymore. I wish I still did, but I think either the head injury or the seizure meds have affected my memory. These days, I only read one or two at a time.


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