Only 32 Days left in 2016, How are your other reading goals going?

img_1341With only 32 days left I’ve pretty much conceded that I will not finish my Diverse Stacks, Diverse Lives Challenge.  Sigh.  I will obviously have to work harder next year but I am only 3 books away from my Goodreads Challenge of reading 65 books this year.  I’ve actually read more then 65 books this year but since Goodreads only counts you are reading for the first time and not books you’ve read before.  That’s kind of a bummer but whatever.  It is what it is.  I’ve been doing the Goodreads Challenge since 2011 and every year I’ve read a little less every year.  In 2012 I read 94 books and last year only read 68. I’m a little sad that I don’t read as much as I used too. I don’t read at home as much as I have in the past.  I mostly only read on the ride too and from work.  I think that explains why my book totals have lowered in the last couple of years.  That being said, reading an average of 77 books a year for the last 5 years is pretty good.  And the whole point of the challenge is to set a goal and try to complete it and I am 3 books away from this year goal and only 32 days to finish it.  So this a long ranting post and round about way to ask how close are you to any of your reading goals or challenges?  Have you finished any of yours yet?  Give us a shout at let us know.

3 thoughts on “Only 32 Days left in 2016, How are your other reading goals going?

  1. It would appear I was an incredibly slow reader this year. According to Goodreads I only read 12 books, but it feels like I read more. I definitely plan to improve on that number in 2017. I think between working the 2 jobs and making time for writing … time just got away from me not that it’s any excuse. I have a new short story that took me quite a while to write that I haven’t published yet so that may have something to do with it. Plus, there’s some other creative things I’m working on. Admittedly, I’ve also been watching too much TV between my new Westworld obsession and my weekly emotional weeping appointment called This Is Us.

    As Cliff Clavin said, “I’m ashamed God made me a man.”
    Carla’s response: “I don’t think God’s doing too much bragging about it either.”

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  2. I think I’m 7 books short of my goal? And, I think I’m going to try and make that up by picking several very short audio books that I can barrel through while I drive home for Christmas. (*totes cheating* and *totes don’t care*) 😉


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