I always have a goal to read aloud with my kids, and I did pretty well with this. I read 14 chapter books aloud to them this year, and we listened to 7 audiobooks this summer.
I read quite a few books this year that I've been meaning to read for awhile, and most of them ended up on my "favorites" list for the year (see my next post). I am very happy to say I have finally read Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan, a book my husband has been encouraging me to read since I met him; we visited the Vonnegut Library in Indianapolis this summer, so it was good timing. I am especially proud to have completed No Plot? No Problem! along with writing a NaNoWriMo "novel" in November. I've been meaning to try this forever!
However, I have many Persephone books, but I only read three of them this year. I think I'll set a goal to double that number next year.
I just counted, and 26 of the books I read this year are ones I'd truly consider "shelf-sitters." Not bad!