In August, I participated in:
I read several books I already owned or already had borrowed from the library, including The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot, Project Princess by Meg Cabot, Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot, Bitter Is the New Black by Jen Lancaster, Up! A Pragmatic Look at the Direction of Life by David Niven, and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I had to read a few books for class, so I allowed myself to check them out from the library (When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman).
I also started these books in August: Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson, Don't Know Where Don't Know When by Annette Laing, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
This was a great idea for a challenge! I'm glad I participated. I did buy some new books...I'm an addict. But I re-organized my TBR shelves and decided that I definitely need to read more of the books I actually own before they get out of control. :)
At the beginning of the year, I decided to shoot for a goal of reading 75 books in 2010...at the time this seemed like a crazy goal to me because grad school leaves me with little free time.
However, I am excited that I not only reached my goal, but I reached it early! Woohoo! Click on the "Challenges" link above to see the full list of books I've read so far in 2010. According to Goodreads, that adds up to 16,009 pages. It sounds more impressive that way. ;)
I'm not the greatest mathematician, but I figure that if it takes me 75% of the year to read 75 books, I can probably read 25 more in the last quarter of the year. So I'm challenging myself again! I am now shooting for:
(Besides the adult fiction & nonfiction books I plan to read for fun, I'll be counting the middle grade and YA books I read in my Materials for Youth class, but not the children's picture books.)
Have any of you issued a challenge for the amount of books or page #s you want to read this year?