At the beginning of the year I set a goal for myself on Goodreads of reading 50 books this year. I figured a book a week was plenty doable. I am in two book clubs, after all, which should mean I read at least two books a month anyway. But I guess that whole “having a baby” thing slowed me down a little because I’m behind. 12 books behind. So if I want to keep my goal I have to read 20 books by the end of the year. Here’s my to-read stack:

That’s actually only 17 books, so technically I still need three more. That’s about 5200 pages for me to read, so if I average 100 pages a day I should be just fine. No problem, right? We’ll see.

P.S. I *did* re-read 7 books at various points this year. So even though I won’t re-rate them on Goodreads, if I get through 13 of these books I’m totally counting that as hitting my goal. Even though I really wanted to read 50 NEW books.

12 thoughts on “Ambitious

  1. I had set a goal to read 24 books this year. I figured 2 a month should be easy plus that was the number of books on my shelf to be read. I have read 10 with 4 of those being in the last month. I don’t think I am going to make it.

  2. You can do it! I know how you read. You could read 100 pages while tuning out my “Kari problems.” 😉 I’ve always been jealous of your skills.

  3. I think I have read 9 books this year??? It would be hard to manage more, I love reading though. I took a 10 year break reading for pleasure starting about my freshman year at Mines… I was very anti e-reader, but ever since I got my Nook I read much more.

  4. With that many books left to read perhaps you should cut some corners and consider buying (or checking out) 20 new and interesting childrens books, and just read those to your kids. Totally counts!

  5. Looooved The Distant Hours (devoured all of Kate Mortons books one after the other). But The Forgotten Garden is by far her best! If you haven’t started DH yet, you should consider switching…you won’t regret it!

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