I’ve been updating my 2013 Reading List page and have seen how few of my stated books I have touched. Then I realised how silly it had been of me to try to name the books to read throughout the year. I mean, I do actually read for pleasure, so what if I started to read a book that I found unpalatable? Do I screw my courage to the sticking-place and keep on with the book? Or do I set it aside for a time when it and I are compatible reading companions?
Such a choice to make – and how many abandoned books there would be…
So, a revelation. No more names. Numerical goals, yes. Named goals, no.
Here’s the précis version of my reading stats year to end of June.
- Goal: 52 books or more
- 18 books so far
- Goal: 15 books in the Off the Shelf Challenge (OtS)
- 2 books so far
- Goal: 10-15 books in my Booklitzer Challenge (B)
- 5 books so far
- Goal: As many 1001 Books as I can manage (1001)
- 12 books so far
If you want to see the full list, here is the Reading List page for you to peruse.
I hope you are all making good headway on any reading goals you have set yourself.
See you all at the end of the year.