In 2022 I decided to set a goal of reading 50 books a year for 3 consecutive years. I’m likely to complete my goal - I read 50 in 2022, 50 in 2023 and this year I’ve read 21 books so far. However I’ve read a lot of non-fiction and I’m beginning to feel like a receptacle for other peoples ideas, theories and advice.

Next year I’m changing my approach. Instead of number of books I’m going to focus on quality. War and Peace, The Brothers Karamazov and East of Eden are front of the queue. I intend to create a list of specific books I want to read during the year and the only non-fiction on the list will be biographies of people who interest me.

Paul McCafferty @paulmccafferty