I set a goal for myself to read 115 books this year. Last year I set that goal and only made it to 111. Oh well. But this year I was DETERMINED!!
Well, HA on that!
I have currently finished 25 books towards my goal. Pathetic. Last year at this time I had read 37! I had read a rash of contemporary teen romances that are so very quick to read. (Also, I read a bunch of Simon & Schuster books through their galley grab program. The motivation that they wouldn't be available after the publication date really pushed me into reading them fast).
When I broke down my reading from last year I read 24 during the winter months (January & February), 25 in March, April & May. I was at 49 when school got out. Not going to reach that this year. I read 32 in the summer (my goal had been 36). I only read 20 in the fall (pretty normal since it's always the most stressful time of my year), and 10 in December.
I am way behind pace and here's why: I am feeling pressure to read only ARCs. And I get so excited to read the next one, and the next one that I end up having 4 or 5 books started at the same time. This is not a good way to get a lot of reading done!
I need to take a deep breath, focus and get some reading done!
How are you doing on your reading goals this year?