However, at the same time, I wonder whether trying to read so much has taken away some of the joy. Yes, I love being able to read more but sometimes the books become a bit of a blur and I can't distinguish between them.
There is also the issue of not meeting your goal. Last year I hoped to read 100 books but I only got to 74. I was 26 books short which is rather a lot but if I hadn't had the goal I wouldn't have ever reached that number. I did feel quite dejected though but it pushed me to read more this year and I am now 3 books ahead of where I should be at this point in the year.
I am really curious as to what you all think about reading goals. My mum said it would take the enjoyment of out it for her. Do you agree? Do you set yourself goals?