How many books do you read in a year? Do you set yearly book reading goals? What is the most books you have ever read in a year?
Since I actively use Goodreads, I have the past few years of number of book data I can share. As you can tell from the table below, my book reading isn’t exactly consistent. I had a HUGE jump from 2010 to 2011, and have fluctuated a bit in the following years. So far in 2014 I’ve read less than 70 books. I kind of have an excuse, don’t you think? Moving, having a baby, it kind of changes your free time. I do set yearly goals in the Goodreads challenge, and I try to base them realistically off the previous year. Sometimes I’ve had to reduce my goal based on how things were going, sometimes I’ve increased it. 2012 is definitely my best year.
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Last year was the first time I ever set a goal for myself and I chose 100 books in a year as my goal. I met this goal. I think I even read 2 extra books! That is basically 2 books a week which is amazing for me! This year I knew with running the book club, this blog and going back to school to finish my teaching certificate, I could never read 100 books! So I made my goal for 2014 50 books! I started the year out slow then built rapid momentum and this fall I have completely slacked! It is not exactly my fault. In addition to book club, blogging and school, I have to complete 50 hours of professional development for teaching as well as complete 30 hours of classroom observations. It has been so tough lately. That is the reason for my non existence on this blog for which I feel just awful, but hopefully, our newest blogger, Lynn can help us out! YAY! SO far this year, I have managed to still read 43 books. According to the goodreads challenge, I am one book behind schedule which is the book I am currently reading for my book club which MUST be done by Tuesday night, because that is when we meet to discuss this book! YIKES! I better stop typing and start reading!