Monday, July 2, 2012

50 books in a year?

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?


  1. In my opinion, the 1000 page books should each count as 3 books - in which case 7 of them would be 21 books - added to the 15 you have already read would put your total at 29 (if in fact the 7 books are part of the 15 count...)does that make sense?

  2. I need to look through your list. I have been reading my 6th grader's books all summer! I love them because I can finish them in a few hours and I know what he's reading! It helps create some good conversation. I have been feeling, though, like I need to read something at the adult level. :)

  3. I have so many books that I have really enjoyed and then, some, not so much.


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