Hey all! So for the past two years I've checked in with you all in the fall to see how the year's reading goals are going for you all. I figured it's a tradition now and so:
Oh my gosh there's only two months left in 2013 how is your reading goal progress going?
Here's how mine are looking:
-Read at least 40 books: The current book I'm reading (The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury) is number 37 for the year. So I think I should be okay to hit this goal. Unless of course I get stuck on a big book for over a month... which is what happened to me in September with Drood by Dan Simmons. One book in one month- I was so frustrated!
-Read at least 15,000 pages: The past two years I read well over 15,000 pages so I thought this wouldn't actually be a challenge for me. I lowered the number so I could try and tackle some bigger books and not stress out. But here I am in October and I've only read 10,000 pages. So unless I somehow manage to read 5,000 pages in 2 months I will probably fail this goal.
-Read 5 books from shelf before buying more: Completed this goal back in March before my city's huge library sale (always my motivation so I can go) I might have to up the goal to 10 books next year because my to-read shelf is getting way out of control
-Read Lord of the Rings Trilogy: I haven't even started... I'm just so intimidated by his world building and that I've been told they are such dense books. But I gotta get my nerd cred guys. How can I claim to love all things scifi and fantasy and still never read one of the staples. Maybe I can pick up at least the first one by the end of the year...
-Read more Discworld: This is on my list every year. I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld but there is so much that I have to make myself explore the next book. So far I haven't done it this year...
-Read a book over 500 pages: Completed in March!
-Read a book of short stories: wanted to make myself read something out of my normal habits. Completed in August!
Yikes! I've only completed half of my 2013 goals and it looks like some might not make it. I certainly hope everyone else is doing a better job than me! Share your progress in the comments and have a happy October!