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2017 Reading Challenge

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2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#1 by gali
» 01 Jan 2017, 00:15

New year, new goal. How many books do you intend to read this year?

Take our ultimate reading challenge and set up a new goal on your profile. At the end of the year, you can see if your goal was met. Good luck! :)
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#2 by Gravy
» 01 Jan 2017, 03:32

I'm planning to set mine much lower this year. I could probably push myself and actually make it to 100, but I'm setting myself the goal of reading some of the titles I've been putting off.
I'm thinking about setting it at 60 :)
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#3 by Rainbow gem 35
» 01 Jan 2017, 04:04

I'll be setting my reading goal at 50 this year. I have a few series to tie up and some new ones to start. I'm looking forward to starting some great books this year.😊
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#4 by rssllue
» 01 Jan 2017, 06:15

I am upping mine this year. Up, up and away!
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#5 by Ashley 1820
» 01 Jan 2017, 06:18

I really just don't know!Life is full of surprises.. I can't even predict how many I'm gonna read.
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Post Number:#6 by ylisa7
» 01 Jan 2017, 06:59

I missed my number last year so I need to lower it. I'm going for 100 this year.
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#7 by Frances Mary Hendry
» 01 Jan 2017, 07:05

I usually read about a book a day; so my estimate would be about 360 books - though maybe less this year, as I'm writing another book myself, and it needs quite a bit of fairly heavy research. Happy new year to everybody! :)
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#8 by Kattee
» 01 Jan 2017, 08:51

Apparently I am an underachiever and no speed reader. 100 books would never even cross my mind to be a goal for one year. I work 2 jobs and raise a 6 year old. Although we read and go to the library life is super busy and throws lots of curves our way...I will set it at 24. Two a month. I like to savor the story so I really take my time reading.
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#9 by Fran
» 01 Jan 2017, 09:24

2016 I tried to get to 100 and made it to 98 & half way through 99 ... so not bad at all if I say so myself. :tiphat:

I'll go with 100 again for 2017 and see how it goes ... who knows life may well go so exciting on Mr Trump's reign that I get no reading at all done on the other hand it could be so boring I clear my extensive TBR list. :o

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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#10 by creativemistif1987
» 01 Jan 2017, 09:57

my 2017 challenge is 100 books
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#11 by CatInTheHat
» 01 Jan 2017, 10:16

gali wrote:New year, new goal. How many books do you intend to read this year?

Take our ultimate reading challenge and set up a new goal on your profile. At the end of the year, you can see if your goal was met. Good luck! :)





The profile is still set up for 2016 but I do intend to read approximately a book a week. So 52 for me, will set it up once it's available. Another goal is to read more non-fiction and from more categories. OBC definitely helps me to find more variety.
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#12 by MissMandra
» 01 Jan 2017, 11:41

My goal is 50 books this year.
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#13 by Mozez
» 01 Jan 2017, 11:53

My reading challenge for 2017 is to read 30 books.
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#14 by JKreviews
» 01 Jan 2017, 11:58

This year, my goal is to purchase (and read!) a book a month from my local, independent bookstore, and then write a blog post about it. So, that means 12 books next year. A low goal compared to many of yours, but that's my baseline for 2017.
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Re: 2017 Reading Challenge

Post Number:#15 by Anchovy cat
» 01 Jan 2017, 14:43

Hmmm, I actually listen to more books than I actually read. Do those count? I think I could set a reading count of 50 plus at least another 15 on audio. Anyone else listen to books?
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