The Halfway Point

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?

2 thoughts on “The Halfway Point

  1. 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! 🙂

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