2016 Reading Challenge

I actually enjoy to read but in the second half of 2015, I fell off the wagon. I just stopped making time and let everything else take priority over reading. Not in 2016…

The 2016 Reading Challenge is simple: My goal for the year is to finally read some of these books sitting in my Kindle library that have been untouched and read at least 2 books per month, a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles.

Care to join me? Have another reading goal for yourself? Send a message to info [at] AbsoluteTravelAddict [dot] com with what you’re reading, book recommendations or question you might have.


Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes – (Finished 1/1/16)

Shonda Rhimes shares a year+ of the success by saying yes to everything life throws her way. This was a fun and fairly quick read perfect to kick up the motivation coming into a new year. As an introvert and someone who would rather curl up with a book or go off on a solo adventure, I’m a bit more encouraged to add a few more yeses to the vocabulary.

Third Circle Theory: Purpose Through Observation by Pejman Ghadimi – (Finished 1/4/15)

I actually listened to the audio book while I cooked, cleaned and did other activities. Another interesting read on purpose and how you have to graduate through various stages of thought (circles) to truly find and live your purpose and how factors such as your background and environment play a role.

Insurgent (Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth –  () 

Reading Resources

Speed Reading

I’ve always been a fairly fast reader when I sit down and focus, but to speed things up a bit, I decided to give the online Iris Speed Reading Foundation Course a try. It’s a series of videos that provide drills on speed, comprehension and retention as well as several tools to assist. After the first lesson, I was able to make an improvement in my speed from 260 wpm to  about 320 wpm. I currently read books on my Kindle at over 400 words per minute.

Want to give it a try? Sign up for a live on online courses here.

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