I read a total of 56 boooks this year: 37 general fiction, 7 mysteries, 6 general non-fiction, and 6 memoirs. I wasn’t sure I was going to make my goal as I spent about a 2-month period unable to find anything worth reading. I’d read 50-100 pages of a book and give up on it.
I also listened to a total of 35 recorded books: 18 general fiction, 9 mysteries, 3 general non-fiction, and 5 memoirs. 11 months ago
This seems to be a pretty easy goal to keep up on. I do enjoy reading (most of the time) and I particularly enjoy keeping a journal of what I’ve read with a mini-synopsis and review of each book. I have found that when I’m reading a book I don’t like much, I simply avoid it entirely. To that end I’ve given myself permission to give up on a book if I’m not that into it by 50 pages or so. I used to think I had to read any book I bought or took out of the library, but no more. My free time’s too valuable to waste it. 13 months ago
Finished “inside Scientology” about a week ago
Now reading “the killer of little shepherds” – a non-fiction book about a 19th century transient serial killer and the emerging sciences of forensic pathology, interrogation techniques, etc. 21 months ago