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#1 Ianthe

Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:55 PM

Anyone joining for the new year?

I'll update this post as people join.

My goal for 2017 is 100 books.

List.

71Cath 15
AnythingGoes 100
Astrocyte 52
Breeza H 100+
Bunsen The Feral 20
Burro 20
cardamom 35
Deck The Farts 20
FableBee 30
gabbigirl 26
Ginja Ninja 26
greenthumbs 20
Hands Up 40
Holly-Days 50
Ianthe 100
Itchy_Elf 75
Jane Jetson 100
jojobeanie 5Lady Door 115
Lady Sybil Vimes 20
lisacat 26
lozzylots 20
Lunagirl 100
Mint Patty 52
Missy D 24
monet 55
Mose 12
MrsLexieK 24
mumof32b 100
Neeps 20
Nickers Numbat 52
Priorising Pooks 12
Psiren 75
Ripe Wicked Plum 45
seayork2002 52
spear_maiden 12
Straight No Chaser 30
strawberry 52
sueratbag 30
sunshinedays 85
Tall Poppy 70
TheFirstNoel 20
Tiger Balm 52
toomanybooks 150

Edited by Ianthe, 25 January 2017 - 10:25 PM.


#2 nasty_maiden

Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:16 PM

Me please!

What are the sort of goals people set? I'd love to just get in a book a month but that seems so low a number...

#3 Jane Jetson

Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:16 PM

.

Edited by Jane Jetson, 04 January 2017 - 10:39 AM.


#4 Neeps

Posted 27 December 2016 - 03:33 PM

I'm in. I think I would be happy with 20.

#5 sueratbag

Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:10 PM

Do they have to be new reads? I re-read favourite books a lot.

#6 cardamom

Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:29 PM

Yes please! Wow, the third year this has run - great brainwave on your part Ianthe :)

Hrmmm, I'll go and tally up my 2016 books and set a goal based on that.

I'm another who likes to re-read favourites, when I set my reading goal I always give myself a buffer that allows re-reads ;)

#7 mintpatty

Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:30 PM

Me please. I'll go for 52 again. A book a week.

#8 Lady Sybil Vimes

Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:48 PM

I'm setting myself a low goal so there's no pressure if life gets busy. For 2016 I had a goal of ten which I passed easily. For 2017 I'm going to aim for 20.

Edited because I got overexcited and wrote 100 instead of 20.

Edited by Lady Sybil Vimes, 27 December 2016 - 04:49 PM.


#9 GlitterFarts

Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:53 PM

Oh how interesting.

A FB friend took a 75 book challenge so I thought to do the saem.

What are the rules? What counts as a book?

#10 Astrocyte

Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:03 PM

Me. I'd love to read 52 books in 2017; one book a week.

#11 BreezaH

Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:28 PM

I'll join in. Aiming for 100+

#12 greenthumbs

Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:48 PM

View Postspear_maiden, on 27 December 2016 - 03:16 PM, said:

Me please!

What are the sort of goals people set? I'd love to just get in a book a month but that seems so low a number...

Any number is great! I set myself 6 this year (used to read 10x that, but now have two littles, work part time and DP does long hours) but I surprised myself by reading 28!

I'm so pleased to have been spurred on to read again.

#13 Ianthe

Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:53 PM

Your goal can be as low or as high as you like.

No rules on what you count. I like to re read books when things are busy and I am having trouble concentrating.

cardamom-I thought this would be the third year but wasn't sure.

#14 Ianthe

Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:54 PM

Oh and some of us keep track here, some on good reads, some pop in when they remember. It can be helpful for book recommendations too.

#15 greenthumbs

Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:12 PM

Yes, I've gotten a lot of ideas from here. My goodreads 'want to read' list is over 100, at this rate I'm sorted for years!

#16 Hands Up

Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:03 PM

I'm going for 40 next year :-)

I'm currently on book 38 for this year which I hope to finish by 31 December. I want to stretch myself a bit next year but st the same time I'm taking on a bigger role at work so need to be realistic!

#17 Nasty Bunsen

Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:11 PM

Count me in again - I'll aim for 20 again, only made 18 this year, but my youngest starts preschool in Jan so I might surprise myself.

Probably half my book purchases this year have been recommendations from the reading challenge thread, I love it!

#18 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:28 AM

I used to be a bookworm, I would have easily read 100 a year. Then I had DS and bad depression and just couldn't read any more. It has been 5 years since I read a whole book... I am going to aim for 1 each month :)

#19 Hands Up

Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:36 AM

View PostBunsen the feral, on 27 December 2016 - 09:11 PM, said:

Probably half my book purchases this year have been recommendations from the reading challenge thread, I love it!

Me too!

#20 cardamom

Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:58 AM

View PostPooksALotLikeXmas, on 28 December 2016 - 08:28 AM, said:

I used to be a bookworm, I would have easily read 100 a year. Then I had DS and bad depression and just couldn't read any more. It has been 5 years since I read a whole book... I am going to aim for 1 each month Posted Image

I was similar, prior to joining in this challenge back in 2015. I used to be a voracious reader, was never without a book in my hand, then depression/anxiety when I was at uni ruined it for me - I couldn't read for pleasure without feeling terribly guilty, and even if I did I couldn't concentrate enough to follow the story.

This thread helped so much. I'm properly back into it now and it's only now that I realise what a loss of identity it was for me to not read regularly. That might sound lame, but it really had an impact.

Hope you find some lovely books to enjoy :)

#21 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:11 AM

Lots of identity makes perfect sense to me and I can completely relate to that. I've lost touch of everything that I used to enjoy and identify with. I'm trying to claw that back but it can be overwhelming. I don't have "IRL" people who are giving me any kind of support or anchor. Anyway I got a book for my birthday and I'm thinking l will buy another with what's left of recent gift money. This thread is very timely and your post very inspiring, thank you.

#22 Ianthe

Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:16 AM

I have always read. In fact not reading anymore than a few days in a row is a sign to me that my mental health is declining. Cardamom I completely understand about he lack of identity. If I have been unwell I usually read childhood favourites and it get sme back into the swing of things.

#23 Lady Sybil Vimes

Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:19 AM

View PostPooksALotLikeXmas, on 28 December 2016 - 08:28 AM, said:

I used to be a bookworm, I would have easily read 100 a year. Then I had DS and bad depression and just couldn't read any more. It has been 5 years since I read a whole book... I am going to aim for 1 each month :)

Yes, same for me. I miss it.

#24 cardamom

Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:06 PM

View PostPooksALotLikeXmas, on 28 December 2016 - 10:11 AM, said:

I've lost touch of everything that I used to enjoy and identify with.

Can totally relate to this x

#25 Nasty Bunsen

Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:30 PM

Totally agree with Pooks and others - after having non-sleeping children I felt I was loosing my mind, I realised along with so many obvious things that changed I also read less (or not at all) and wasn't listening to music any more, 2 things that really used to define me and keep my brain sharp. I'm now working on finding time to do more of both and get my brain back!




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