How many books do you read in a year?

@nonersays (2581)
United States
February 17, 2010 11:17am CST
Every year I try to keep track of how many books I read, but I usually quit keeping track around June. So far this year I have read: 1. "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gorden" Stephen King 2. "The Gunslinger" Stephen King 3. "The Drawing of the Three" Stephen King 4. "Flying in Place" Susan Palwick 5. "Winona's Web" Pricilla Cogan 6. "Kill Two Girds and Get Stoned" Kinky Friedman 7. "Famous Writer's School" Stephen Carter If I keep up at this rate I'll read quite a bit before the year is over. How many books do you read in a year?
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9 responses
• Australia
20 Apr 10
Hello nonersays, i cant really say how many books i read in a year, it all depends, i do like to read but i am so tired of a night sometimes i dont get a time to, but i hopefully read anywhere from 5-8 good books a year, give or take one or two books.
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
26 Apr 10
5 or 6 books is still lots more than a lot of people read in a year.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
20 Apr 10
I am not sure how many books I read in a year, because I don't write down the titles or the authors, but I definately read a lot. I have two different library cards. There is a small library close to my home, it is very easy to go there, but they don't have a lot of different books. I prefer the big library, but it is in another town, so I can't go there that often. When I am there I always borrow a lot of different books, and I like to read fiction as well as non-fiction.
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Yeah, I don't think to many people really keep track of what they actually read. I try to do it every year as an experiment.
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
19 Apr 10
Between ten and fifteen roughly, it depends on the time I may spend on reading. When you are working and do you also have a family, it's not easy to dedicate a lot of time to read, even if I love reading. But I don't make a list of all I read.
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Sounds like a decent ammount. I read A LOT less since my son was born. About the only reading time I have any more is when I put him to bed at night or on my lunch at work.
• United States
19 Apr 10
I used to keep track of how many books I read, and back then I would read about 100 a year. Now I don't keep track anymore, but my guess would be that I read between 20 and 30 a year... no where near as many!
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
26 Apr 10
About a hundred a year! Thats a lot. I thought I was doing good, but I think I jut got put to shame. -Grin-
@jd107nette (1458)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
i used to read a lot.. last year i finish at least 10-15 books.. but starting this year, since my dad passed, i've been reading less...
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. 10 to 15 books a year sounds like a good average.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
I don't even try to count books i read in a year since its a fact of life for me that i should and will read countless books in a year since of my course. lol. books are awesome, they provide insight into a lot of things. i learn a lot from them. ^_^
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Nice to hear that books are so important to you!
• Canada
21 Feb 10
I enjoy reading as a source of inspiration for my writings as well as to escape the hectic life I am in. Books relieve my stress as each page I turn casts away feelings of anxiety. Since January I have contributed to my list of books read in a relatively quick manner. So far this year I have read: 1. King Lear by the infamous William Shakespeare 2. The Outsider by Albert Camus- a very compelling short novel... I found great meaning in how humans abuse truth in their everyday lives 3. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom- a classic novel that depicts the relationships between students and teachers, and the value these relationships hold 4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden- a devastatingly beautiful story told from the viewpoint of a young woman Geisha, written shockingly by a man... this story reveals the pain and mystery that is inflicted on humans, and the cruelty of competition. Typically in a year I do not keep track of how many books I read, but, I would guess that I read 24 books.
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Tuesdays With Morrie and Memoirs of a Geisha are books I keep thinking I'm going to read one day, but have never made it around to.
@MrKennedy (1996)
17 Feb 10
I used to get through about 40-50 books in a year. I'm not exactly the fastest reader, so getting through a book usually took me about a week on average. However now, I can only get through 20-30 books a year. For some reason, I now read a lot less than I once did
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
4 Mar 10
A book a week seems pretty fast to me. I read slower now then I did when I was younger too. I wonder if it just has to do with aging.
@1anurag1 (3581)
• India
17 Feb 10
I think it is a very good habit to read books but i hardly get time to go for nice books. i have to study some tech books which is related to my job and work and those are very big to end. i dont even like them most of the time. but i dont get the time to go for story books which i used to get earlier in my childhood
@nonersays (2581)
• United States
4 Mar 10
I get most of my reading done on my lunch break at work, or at night when I'm putting the baby to bed. Those are the only times I can squeeze it in.