How many books have you read this year?

I set a goal at the beginning of the year to read 25 books in 2014. I set the goal low because I figured with the whole “writing thing”, that I wouldn’t have a lot of time for reading. Apparently I underestimated myself, because I just hit 25 books.

How many books have you read this year? HaveΒ you read a great number? Or just a couple?

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49 Responses to How many books have you read this year?

  1. raulconde001 says:

    You are accurate in figuring out how many books you’ve read in year. Good for you. πŸ™‚

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  2. raulconde001 says:

    You are accurate in figuring out how many books you’ve read in year. Good for you. πŸ™‚

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  3. Jay Dee says:

    With nearly half the year gone, I’m not even halfway finished my goal. I set a goal of 30 books this year, and I’m only at 9. Too many long books.

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  4. Jay Dee says:

    With nearly half the year gone, I’m not even halfway finished my goal. I set a goal of 30 books this year, and I’m only at 9. Too many long books.

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  5. Wow that’s a great question. I like the idea of setting these simple goals for myself every year. Great way to stay motivated! Thanks!

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  6. Wow that’s a great question. I like the idea of setting these simple goals for myself every year. Great way to stay motivated! Thanks!

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  7. colorfulpen says:

    I set a goal to read 12 new-to-me authors this year. So far, I’ve read 7 books (one was left over from December and went into the new year), 6 of them new-to-me authors.

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  8. colorfulpen says:

    I set a goal to read 12 new-to-me authors this year. So far, I’ve read 7 books (one was left over from December and went into the new year), 6 of them new-to-me authors.

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  9. ( Pssst… for the Throne of Glass Series, there is a short story collection that is a prequel to Throne of Glass. ( The Assassin ) or you can buy the short stories separately. )

    How did you like the Selection series? I have it on my TBR list, but I haven’t “owned up” to them yet. Plus, The Vampire Academy series was a good choice.

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  10. ( Pssst… for the Throne of Glass Series, there is a short story collection that is a prequel to Throne of Glass. ( The Assassin ) or you can buy the short stories separately. )

    How did you like the Selection series? I have it on my TBR list, but I haven’t “owned up” to them yet. Plus, The Vampire Academy series was a good choice.

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    • Mollie Andrews says:

      I’ve read the Selection Series – and I loved them! I’ve re-read the first and second books twice, and I only read the third book about 2 months ago, or so. Such a great, quick series πŸ˜€

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  11. Anne says:

    18 books so far this year…by tonight it will be 19:)

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  12. Anne says:

    18 books so far this year…by tonight it will be 19:)

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  13. Anthony says:

    As of today, I have read 28 books so far this year. I was on pace for more, but hit a really tough non-fiction book that seemed to take more time than I had thought it would. Fortunately, I am a commuter, so I have lots of time to read. My biggest problem is that I have started falling asleep on my ride home.

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  14. Anthony says:

    As of today, I have read 28 books so far this year. I was on pace for more, but hit a really tough non-fiction book that seemed to take more time than I had thought it would. Fortunately, I am a commuter, so I have lots of time to read. My biggest problem is that I have started falling asleep on my ride home.

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  15. I set a goal of 45 books for the year, and am close to 30 already (27 or 28 currently, I think). Somehow I still managed to write my next book and a short story…editing them on the other hand…well, that’s been much slower.

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  16. I set a goal of 45 books for the year, and am close to 30 already (27 or 28 currently, I think). Somehow I still managed to write my next book and a short story…editing them on the other hand…well, that’s been much slower.

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  17. I didn’t set any reading goal but I am currently reading book #30 for this year! I’m hoping to read more novels this summer. πŸ™‚

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  18. I didn’t set any reading goal but I am currently reading book #30 for this year! I’m hoping to read more novels this summer. πŸ™‚

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  19. Lekeisha says:

    I’m currently at 89/100 but if I subtract 2 DNFs and 8 Audio, then I’m 79/100. I will past my goal this year. Last year I was 76/75, so that 1 over felt great. I can’t imagine how many I’ll go over this year.

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  20. I’ve read 109 books so far. I’m 9 books behind on my challenge of 250. Sigh. Grad school really messes with fun reading time. I’m at a 30% stat on my NetGalley which I’m trying hard to get up to 50% at least by the end of this month. I like your reads. They kind of mirror mine πŸ™‚

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  21. nash86 says:

    I set my goal for 25 as well and I’m currently in #21! With have the year to go I hope I get to double it!

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  22. ChristineR says:

    I’ve read 35, and looked at a couple of non-fictions. I’ve slowed down a bit because I’m drinking less coffee and feeling like sleep earlier! πŸ˜€

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  23. athling2001 says:

    Fun question. I estimate I’ve read around 100 books so far. And my to read shelf is still overflowing!

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  24. Sam says:

    I wanted to focus on writing, too, but that hasn’t happened yet. I read 71 books last year and this year set the goal at 35 because there are some lengthy titles I want to tackle. I’m already at 28 so I think I may surpass it.

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  25. My goal is to read at least 50 pgs of a book daily.

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  26. glenn2point0 says:

    I think I head around 25 as well, usually a book a week.

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  27. mgrace58 says:

    As for my recreational reading goes, I finished the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and now I am working my way through the Pretty Little Liars book series. I love the show and I’m on book three right now! ❀
    Michelle

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  28. tamaclagan says:

    I’m at 20 and need to pick up the pace to hit my goal of 52. Looks like you’ve read some really good ones. Which was your favorite? I’m reading Throne of Glass right now and love it. Was ‘The One’ all that you’d hoped?

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  29. rlsharpe says:

    You’ve read some great books this year πŸ™‚
    I have read 28, with a goal to read 60. Last year I set out to read 100, and I just made it, but it was a struggle. It is hard to juggle reading and writing, but I think I’ll be able to manage 60 easy.

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  30. Cat Amesbury says:

    I love your list of books you’ve read this year and have to remind myself that I don’t have time for more shinies right now.

    For this year, I’ve changed up my normal reading list and made a point of reading more independent authors and stories that exist solely online. I’ve really enjoyed this experiment and read a wealth of material that I wouldn’t have read normally. Unfortunately, this has made it a lot harder to determine just how many books I’ve actually read! Next year I’ll have to keep better track…

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  31. Congratulations! I’ve set myself 52 and only done 18. Need to catch up!

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  32. The Laughable Cheese says:

    4

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  33. I rarely set reading goals, but this year I’ve been keeping track of everything I read, just out of interest… I’ve finished 28 books, and read bits of 4 others (3 of which I plan to finish eventually!)

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  34. Shari Risoff says:

    25 books so far this year. My original goal was 2 per month and then in March sometime I realized I was reading 1 per week so I doubled the goal. This is the very first time my goal is on par with yours, Jodie! πŸ™‚ I feel so accomplished now.
    As always, thank you for always pushing us to do more.

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  35. hopemccain says:

    You took the really smart route. I got all cocky and estimated 75. I’m currently at 34 (so it’s still attainable), but I’ve found I’ve sacrificed a lot of writing time while trying to hit my goal. So, I think I’m going to own up to my overestimation and return focus to my writing.

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  36. Debz says:

    Good effort! I now have a special page on my blog where I list every book I read each month. It helps me to keep a track of them with a few thoughts I had after finishing them.

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  37. tballa04 says:

    I set a goal of 100 books for the year, and I’m currently at 66/100. So doing alright so far!

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  38. Bobbib says:

    Awesome!
    I enjoy reading but, I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t completed one, yet. This has been a busy, emotional year for me, so it is difficult to find or make the time to sit and relax with a good read. However, once my husband and I settle into our new home in another state, I plan to make it a goal to accomplish more reading.

    Great for those who do find/make the time to read often. It’s good for the soul & mind. πŸ™‚

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  39. I don’t know how many books I’ve read this year. I’ve read all fourteen of Nalini Singh’s psy-changeling series – only recently finished Vasic’s story and devoured it from the very first page. In the past two weeks I’ve read four of Larissa Ione’s novels, and I’m sure you’ve guessed once I find an author I like I get the bug!

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  40. You all have put me to shame…I must go away now and read.

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  41. I have no idea. I’m reading too many at once I think. I’m also reading non-fiction books which I don’t like to count. That ‘the program’ book looks really interesting (judging by the cover – what a sin for me to do).

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  42. Mollie Andrews says:

    Hmm, well, my ereader tells me that I’ve read 32 books (since the 18th of January) but, I’ve also read a couple of paperback books since this year started, so, maybe around 40? Who knows, I’m not really keeping count! πŸ˜€ I think that’s still a pretty good effort for 6 months tho! πŸ™‚

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  43. Dustin says:

    Wow, you are on a ROLL, Jodie! I also set a reading goal for myself (as I do every year via Goodreads.com.) My current goal is 30, and while I’m not as awesome as you, I’m closing in on my 13th book of 2014! I am hoping to meet said goal and challenge myself further as the year progresses.

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  44. beckyday6 says:

    25 books this year already, wow, that’s amazing! I’m only on my 12th I think. I wish I wasn’t such a slow reader sometimes!

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  45. You go girl! I’m terrible at gauging how many books I can read in a year. One year I challenged myself to read 50 but read something like 13 books. So the next year I thought I’d pick a low number like 10 but I ended up reading three times that. I can never strike a good balance between too high and too low, especially since the bulk of my year’s reading is in the summer. My summers are either really busy or not eventful. *end rant*

    Anyway, congrats on meeting your goal so soon!

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  46. Bernadette says:

    Congratulations for reaching your goal!

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