2012 Reading Goal: 26 More Days

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2012 Reading Challenge Stats

I’m really behind on my goal of reading 100 books for this year. I’m 22 books behind. That means I need to read about a book a day to catch up. That’s a screenshot of what GoodReads tells me.

I’m not panicking or stressing out about it. I set the goal to have fun and stretch myself a bit. Plus, it’s my first year tracking the books I’ve read. It’s fun to look at my stats on GoodReads to see how many pages I’ve read, how I’ve rated them, etc.

I’m going on a long trip soon. I’m loading up my tablet with ebooks and lugging a few print books with me. I’m not sure I can read a book a day. I’m a fast reader but I’m going on a cruise. I plan on doing other things besides reading by the pool or beach. Though that sounds pretty divine right? I should really pay attention to my family during our family trip.

I think if I finish off 2012 around 80-90 books, I’ll be happy.

How are you doing with your reading goals?

About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.


  1. This is my first year using Goodreads, too, and I love it — although, like you, I’m behind on my goal (I’ve read 40 of 60, so I’m 26% behind). Even though I’m off pace to meet this year’s big goal, I’ve still read more this year than I’ve managed to in the past several years, something for which I think From Left to Write is certainly responsible with all those advanced copies of great books. ALSO, I should say that this year I’ve read some really LONG books, and have been wondering about page count vs number of books. I guess that’s just me trying to get credit for re-reading Anna Karenina (817 pages)! Still, I’m delighted with my reading year and can’t wait to review the titles on my blog and consider everything I learned and enjoyed. XO

    • Ariane, and that’s a great point about page number. I didn’t choose a book based on how long it was. Only if it interested me. But Anna Karenina should totally count as at least 2 books!

  2. I didn’t make any reading goals this year because I’ve only been blogging for 6 months. I think I’ll probably do so for 2013 though :)

    Maybe you should read a bunch of comic books? ;) They count, right??


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