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Friday, 17 February 2012

Discussion: Reading Goals

We're into February of 2012 (wow how time flies) but we are still at the beginning of the year. I thought it would be a great time to discuss reading goals. I've been a bit obsessed with my target of reading 100 books this year. It has definitely spurred me on to read a lot more than I would generally which means I read more great books! It also helps me keep up with my ever growing TBR pile.

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 th
e 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?

2012 Reading Challenge
Alice (The Reader Room) has  read 15 books toward her goal of 100 books. 
        15 of 100 (15%)
          view books


  1. Last year I had a goal of 100 books. I made it to 83, so this year my goal is 85 - that way I am not trying to reach an unattainable number, instead I am just trying to improve and beat my own record. Fun topic :)

    Chloe @ YA Booklover Blog

  2. I attempted 100 lost year. I made it to 92. I felt like I failed miserably. My goal this year is to read 80- I want to be able to enjoy the books I read, not devour them. If I happen to go over my goal, great!

  3. I could *never* read 100 books in a year. I admire you for even trying!!


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