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I started tracking my books read in 2012. Each year from then until 2020, I read 350 to 400 books. At the halfway-ish point, I thought I should check my numbers.
This year, as of June 13, I’ve read 146 books.
That math says I’m probably not clearing 300.
And that’s fine. I adjusted my goal to a reasonable number, and we’ll see how it goes. Reading that many books represents an over abundance of free time, and I’m glad to have other things to do with it. (Hopefully things that will be productive, or have lovely memories attached to them.) And, of course, as I’m a pretty speedy reader, even if I can only read for a few minutes every day, I’ll still get through a decent amount of books.
The real issue is that one of the things I do with my time is read book reviews, book blogs, and talk with people about books. I already want to read more books than I can manage, and my TBR list reflects that!
Do you keep track of your reading and set a goal? Are you on track or behind?