Do you have a reading goal for this year?

@lovebuglena (38743)
Staten Island, New York
January 3, 2023 12:27pm CST
I ended last year having read 65 books. I am keeping my reading goal for this year at 65 books again. I hope I can reach it. Or better yet surpass it. Haven’t started reading any books this year yet as I’m waiting on two books I had placed on hold at the library to get here. I hope they will come soon.
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@RebeccasFarm (84225)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
3 Jan
Yes I do. To only read at least one book.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jan
It's good to start small. Hope you read more than one book though.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
4 Jan
@lovebuglena If I read one book it would be monumental.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jan
@RebeccasFarm They say three's a charm. Let's bet on three books by the end of the year.
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@LadyDuck (426675)
• Switzerland
4 Jan
Same as @marlina, I do not have a reading goal. There are some books that I read in a few days and others that take a long.
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@LadyDuck (426675)
• Switzerland
5 Jan
@lovebuglena I usually read in the evening before sleeping. I have no time to sit and read during the day.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
@LadyDuck When I used to work or go to college I'd read while commuting.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
If I can get myself to sit down and read I can probably read a book in a few days if it’s a big one.
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@marlina (155305)
• Canada
3 Jan
No, I do not have a reading goal
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@sol_cee (35429)
• Philippines
5 Jan
Omg! I still have a lot of leftover books from last year that I have yet to finish huhu
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
6 Jan
Hope you finish them.
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@kobesbuddy (160383)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
I would like to finish four books a month, but haven't started this challenge, either.
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@Marty1 (74134)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jan
@kobesbuddy Are you still planning to reread the Agatha Raisin books? You should, as they make you laugh, so those are the kinds of books that should be reread. I have a lot more of them to read before I start the series again.
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@kobesbuddy (160383)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Jan
@Marty1 I enjoyed that series very much. I'm considering reading those again. The blueberry cobbler and apple pie series, I loved them too.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jan
Four books a month is good, especially if the books are not small.
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@porwest (62643)
• United States
6 Jan
I do not read like I used to. I blame it on years being an editor, and the fact that I read a lot of other stuff now such as news, or balance sheets, 10-ks and 8-Qs, plus I do a lot of reading of articles on read.cash and read a lot of stuff here. I guess I find reading the other stuff more fun and then don't have much time to sit down and read anything else. Nor do I really have the desire to.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
9 Jan
What kind of stuff did you edit?
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
11 Jan
@porwest What does it mean "to provide an indorsement for" when it comes to books?
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@porwest (62643)
• United States
10 Jan
@lovebuglena Mostly short stories. I was in the horror genre. But I was also sent many books to review and/or provide an endorsement for.
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@mayka123 (15764)
• India
4 Jan
I have not set up any reading goal but definitely would like to get some books to read. I don't have any library close by hence would have to buy books to read.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
I’m actually thinking of buying some books. I have an amazon gift card I can use.
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• United States
4 Jan
I haven't set a number goal but my goal is to read more than I did last year. I started a book right after Christmas but didn't finish it until yesterday so I'm counting it as my 2st book for this year. I don't know if that's cheating What books are you waiting for?
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• United States
5 Jan
@lovebuglena is that the same Chip Gaines from the tv show? Sounds interesting
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
@Marilynda1225 Yes. The one from Fixer Upper.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
No Pain, No Gaines by Chip Gaines and a new mystery with recipes by Isis Crawford. Don’t remember the title.
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@JudyEv (300597)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Jan
Maybe I'll aim at one book a week for the year. It might get me reading more.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jan
That's a good idea.
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@db20747 (41604)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
4 Jan
I would like to read another good celebrity autobiography. That's excellent you read quite a few books this year.
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@Marty1 (74134)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 Jan
@lovebuglena Is Joanna Gaines related to Chip Gaines?
@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jan
That would be interesting to read I bet. I want to read Joanna Gaines' memoir.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
6 Jan
@Marty1 she is his wife.
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@LindaOHio (115020)
• United States
3 Jan
My goal is to just START reading. Once I start I know I won't be able to put the books down.
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@Marty1 (74134)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jan
I know this will be the year, and you won't be able to stop reading!
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jan
I hope you can do that this year. Reading is a good escape and a nice way to pass the time.
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@pitsipeahie (3753)
4 Jan
Wow! You've read 65 books last year. To say its an accomplishment is an understatement. I bet you can surpass that this year. I don't have reading goals anymore. To be honest, I hardly read ever since my eyes started to strain easily and I've been seeing this shadows. I switched to audio books but hardly had time to focus on it either.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
I didn’t do bad but compared to some who read hundreds a year this is probably not that much.
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@yoalldudes (33342)
• Philippines
4 Jan
Last book I read was It Ends With Us. I want to read Roxana but I dont have a physical or electronic copy. I'm amazed you can read that many books in a year. I have read more or less 10 books in 2022.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
Well, I love to read poetry books. Those are usually quicker reads than prose, especially if they are under 100 pages. That helps with the reading goal.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
Ten books is not bad. Maybe this year you will be able to read more.
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@Nakitakona (56053)
• Philippines
13 Jan
Nope. I am not used to reading anymore. It's good for you. You have your reading goal. Goodluck.
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@Marty1 (74134)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Jan
Yay, you read 65 books! I know you can surpass your goal! I want to read 50 books this year but can't concentrate enough to start a book yet. Today I have been reading various medical articles from email and walking through the house between each article. I can't seem to sit still today.
@Marty1 (74134)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 Jan
@lovebuglena I hope you get them soon. What books are they? Are the books on hold at a physical library or an e-library? I noticed that in my area, new books at the e-library are at least a six-month wait, sometimes longer. Then I can get the same book at the physical library in paper form right away. I am slowly reading "The Christmas Spirit" by Debbie Macomber. I can concentrate on a few pages at a time.
@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan
@Marty1 I only read actual paper books. One is already waiting for me to be picked up, the other is in transit. No Pain, No Gaines by Chip Gaines is one. The other is a new Isis Crawford book. Forget title. It’s a misery with recipes.
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@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jan
I should've taken out a book, even though I am waiting for the two books I had placed on hold to arrive. I want to start reading already.
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@JESSY3236 (17356)
• United States
10 Jan
I read 25 books last year. I changed my goal on goodreads to 18. I'm reading one book and I have a book on hold and an audiobook on hold.
@lovebuglena (38743)
• Staten Island, New York
15 Jan
So you went down in your goal?
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@JESSY3236 (17356)
• United States
17 Jan
@lovebuglena no I used to put 10 as a goal.
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