With a month of power reading to finish up the year, I finally made it—50 books in 2007. Here are some stats:
Total pages read: 10,782
Average pages per book: 215
Longest book: 676 pages
Biggest reading month: December, with 10 books
Slowest reading month: June, with 1 book
I have to say, I didn’t always have a lot of time for reading, and there were points when reaching my goal seemed doubtful, but I really enjoyed dedicating myself to it. And I felt most relaxed when curled up in bed with a book on a lazy Saturday morning.
I’d recommend attempting a book a week to anyone. Especially if you don’t make it difficult for yourself: Of the 50 books I read in 2007, 17 were categorized as nonfiction, three were plays and 18 were graphic novels. If I’d attempted to read 50 classics, I’m sure I would have flaked out.
I’ve been thinking about whether I want to continue the reading streak in 2008, and I’m still undecided. I’m certainly going to continue recording what I read in this blog, but I have a feeling there might be a big project or two that eats up my free time. Stay tuned…