A focus area I identified was "developing my mind"--and thus, setting a goal to read at least 12 books happened.
I enjoy reading---and, I tend to read quickly when I set to it. I'm not a fan of fiction and I enjoy reading things that may not line up with how I choose to live my life---simply because it challenges me in ways I wouldn't be otherwise. However, I also find it really important to read books that also challenge me to develop new skills, habits & sharpen old ones in my roles. I know many are put off by marriage and parenting books, but while I don't take everything they say to heart---I think there are often some good things to gain from reading extra books.
My book list for 2012
(I've already finished three books since we've been sick and relaxing a lot around here!)
A Love that Multiplies
Sacred Marriage (reading this with the husband--we are halfway through it from last year)
Love and Logic for Early Childhood
Satisfy my Thirsty Soul
Choosing to See
What Women Fear
Loving the Little Years
I have many other books I might add to this list or change out---but I'm hopeful to finish at least 12 books by the end of the year!