Done did it with 8 days to spare and 5 extra books.
That’s right–I achieved my goal of reading 101 books 📚! And then some…
Goodreads sent me my stats a wee bit early when I had two more books to go. Their stat gnomes indicated a confidence in my ability that spurred me on to finish strong and well.
TOTALS: 101 books
AVERAGE LENGTH: 282 pages
SHORTEST BOOK: 20 pages
God Bless Our Country by Hannah C. Hall
LONGEST BOOK: 573 pages
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
MOST POPULAR: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (1,868,794 readers)
LEAST POPULAR: Artists of the Renaissance by James Barter (2 other readers)
MY AVERAGE RATING : 3.9
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS: Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids by Whee Winn (4.58 average)
NOTE: Goodreads creates a gorgeous color montage of all the titles a person has read during the Reader Challenge. And they send along a nifty bit of applause:
Congratulations! You’re really good at reading, and probably a lot of other things, too.
Hope your 2016 was full of reading delights and you also challenged yourself to explore the joy of reading.
I’m deciding upon my 2017 goal…hmm, up the ante? keep the same? make each month a special focus? So many choices!
I’m interested in any challenges met, planned, or otherwise. What’s going on for you in 2017 book wise?
Wahoo! Congratulations! What a great feeling to hit a goal like that!
Thanks–you reach any reading goals this year?
I did! Not as many as you, but I hit my goal of reading 25 books this year, which really feels like an accomplishment!
I started with 50 this previous year and passed it and thought “why not double it?” I try to read instead of good off with scrolling the web and upping my goal keeps from Angry Birds and celebrity news–haha
Up the ante? I admire your confidence after such a great effort this year! I love how reading challenges us and pushes us on to different genres and more complex books. I look forward to finding out what you get up to this year!