Trying to read more in 2019

Over the past few years I’ve found myself reading less and less. For a while, I tried to listen to audiobooks on my morning commute, but that commute has been cut short so I don’t have the time to do that anymore. Also, I found audiobooks would put me to sleep if I was just relaxing around the house, which made it hard for me to remember where I left off.

Back in May I decided to buy a Kindle. It’s got a backlight on it so I can read later at night and not disturb my wife while she is trying to sleep. Since I got it, I have read 3 books. Two of which in the first weekend because I was so excited to try it out. It links to Goodreads which shares my progress on whatever book I’m reading at the moment. If you check out my Goodreads profile you’ll see I’m 5 books into my 12 book goal for 2019.

A big plus for me is how easy it is on the eyes. I spend a good portion of my day looking at screens, so I have pretty bad eye strain. Even though I find myself reading a lot more, my eye strain has never been better. I’m not sure if it’s the display, the backlight or the font, but compared to the iPad I’m writing this post on, it’s a wonderful alternative that I wish Apple would work into their products to make the reading experience more pleasant.

As I mentioned earlier, my goal is to read at least 12 books this year, which is about twice what I usually read in a year. If you’d like to follow along, you can do so by visiting this site or following me over on Goodreads and you can set a reading goal for yourself.