Thanks to this new app/website Goodreads, I am keeping track and have set the goal to read 50 books in 2012. I have mixed feelings about this app. Mostly I like it. It has provided some decent suggestions and I am actually keeping track of how many books I am reading. I think sometimes I over estimate and others, definitely under estimate. The bad thing about it is, if I am being honest with the number of books I read, then I also have to be honest about the caliber of books I read. I do go for some serious books sometimes. I like things that are really well written. At other times, I just go for fluff. I go for a book I can read in a few hours. I don't always enjoy them but they pass the time. They are the lifetime movies of books. What a horrible analogy.
So according to my tracker, I have read 15 books so far this year. I kind of put myself in a tricky situation at the beginning of the year by getting into a series of books that contained 7 books that were each about 1000 pages long. I loved them, but now I am approximately 20% behind schedule. I should be right around 30 books by this point in the year and I am not even close. I will catch up though, I think. Do you think I can do it?