This year I decided to get more engaged - more engaged with everything - and I decided to join the 2016 Book Reading Challenge. To join this challenge you pick a goal of how many books you will read in 2016. The books are logged on the Good Reads web site and you can track your progress. I added a tracking device to my blog on the right. I picked 26 books - or a little over 2 books a month - which I felt was reasonable goal.
I sincerely had no clue how many books was a reasonable number for me. I frequently read or listen to books. Listen more than read. A few years ago I got a Kindle Paper White - and my actual reading dramatically increased, but still listening outranks reading. I can listen to books while doing many other things. But I never tracked how many books were completed.
This year will be different. And shockingly - today, January 9 - I have already finished 3 books. I have two others in the works. I suspect my guess-timate of how many books was reasonable is way way off.
But I won't be changing my first estimate. I will stick with 26 books for 2016 and see just how far off I am. If I had to guess what my final total will be ... (you know, just between you and me - and not Good Reads), I will probably complete about 100 books this year.
It will be fun to look back and see what the total actually turns out to be.
Are you on Good Reads?
Are you doing a reading challenge this year?
If so, what is your goal for 2016?