With July 01 being the halfway point of 2011, I thought it might be a good time to evaluate where I am with my reading plan(s). Don’t fret – I don’t have anything set in stone or unattainable or can’t be changed (or dropped) if it doesn’t end up as much fun as I had anticipated. I am just being an anal-retentive book nerd.
Here’s the numbers:
Total number of books read: 54
Number of library copies: 24
Number of copies I own (and thus have got out of the house): 29 – more of these than library so far!
Authors of color: 9 (Hmm. Would like to get this number higher by end of the year)
Oldest book read (pub date): 1908.
Fiction: 36. (Just more than 50/50 Fiction/Non-fiction. Not bad.)
Best book so far: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence (Canadian author)
Top Five Titles so far:
The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
The Gentle Art of Domesticity (Jane Brocket)
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (Gail Tzemech Lemmon)
Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation (Elissa Stein and Susan Kim)
Left Neglected (Lisa Genova).
Reading goals for rest of the year:
- Read more authors of color and/or in translation
- Increase the % of books I own that I read (vs. library copies)
What about you? Do you set reading goals? Track your reading? Or is this way too complicated?
My reading goal is to read every book I own before purchasing new ones. Luckily there are only a few that I have, but haven’t read yet. Good thing since my book wish-list grows longer and longer every day. 🙂
Erin – If you ever find out how to succeed with that goal of reading all the books you own before getting new ones, please will you let me know? I have been struggling with it for years! 🙂