Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tuesday Book Chat | 20th February 2018 | Narelle Atkins


Narelle here. Welcome to our ACW Tuesday Book Chat where we encourage book lovers to answer our bookish question of the week. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Please join in the conversation in a comment on this post or in a comment on the blog post shared in our Australasian Christian Writers Facebook Group.  

Let's chat. How many books do you read in a year?

Do you keep count? I'll be honest - I'd prefer to answer this question without revealing how many books I add to my to-be-read list each year that remain unread.

10 comments:

  1. Too many? That's what my husband would say.

    I'd say not enough, if you look at my to-read tower (yes, it's gone waaay beyond being a mere pile).

    I discovered Goodreads in 2010, and have participated in the Reading Challenge each year from 2011. My annual “target” has varied between 150 and 200 books a year, and I’ve “won” every year. I'm on target to read 150 books this year, although that has been helped by four Valentine's Day novellas over the last week!

    I've also answered this question in more detail on my own blog: http://www.iolagoulton.com/bookish-question-46/

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    1. Hi Iola, Well done on meeting your Goodreads challenge targets! I wish I had time to read more books - a common frustration many writers experience. :)

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  2. I use to read around 3 a week so up to 150ish but then all the health issues happened and now I set a goal of around 25 a year. I am at two this year and both are shorter books. I have times I can read better than others but currently still on a not able to read period.

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    1. Hi Jenny, I tend to read shorter books due to lack of time. With the short books I don’t need to reread earlier chapters to refresh my memory. :)

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  3. Between 60 and 70. I keep count with Good Reads and, Iola, do the Good Reads challenge each year.

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    1. Hi Jeanette, I haven’t attempted a Goodreads Challenge, but I can see how Goodreads would be helpful to keep track of reading lists. :)

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  4. I aim for about 120 each year. Last year I reached that goal in October, and ended up with around 150 books. It's been good to keep track of it on Goodreads.

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    1. Hi Beth, Well done on exceeding your goal last year! I’m glad you’ve found Goodreads helpful for keeping track of your progress. :)

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  5. I used to read two to three books each week, but now it's more like two, sometimes three per month. I've set my 2018 challenge to 30 books as that seems a bit more doable. I'm forever giving myself goals that I'll never reach :-) I love Goodreads, it's such a fabulous way to keep tabs on where I am at :-)

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    1. Hi Jo’Anne, I don’t read as many books as I used to, either. I’m also not keeping track or setting a reading goal because I have no idea how much time I’ll realistically have for reading. Unfortunately other life priorities push reading down the list. One day I’ll return to a season in life when I can focus on reading more books. :)

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