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We’ve reached the end of 2017 and it’s time for my annual reading recap. I start each year with several goals:

I want to read a minimum of 20 books,
I want to read at least one classic,
I try to read one book about baseball


The best books I read in 2016? Both were fiction: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War. These were both outstanding.

On the Road (Audiobook) – I started reading this book a few years ago and ran out of gas. Listening to it made all the difference. Jack Kerouac’s novel is a stream of consciousness – images and ideas swirling past the reader with barely enough time to comprehend the significance before being replaced by newer images and ideas.

I like to read. Reading takes me places I’ve never been and will never go – into the past and into the future. Each year, I set a goal of reading 20 books. I’m not a fast reader, but I am relentless. I always have a book (or digital book on my iPad or iPhone) […]

My goal each year is to read 20 books. For the third consecutive year I have exceeded this goal. I keep a list and find it interesting to look back occasionally and review all the different topics I have read about. After years and years of reading almost no fiction, I decided to include more […]

I read a lot. I have a goal to read 20 books a year. Mostly, I read non-fiction but recently I’ve been trying to read more fiction than in the past. I realized not too long ago, while I have learned a lot in my non-fiction reading, these books rarely capture my emotional attention. I […]