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2011 Reading Challenge

Posted by M on January 10, 2011
It's January, the time for New Year's Resolutions. At Goodreads, many of us hope to read more this year. Join us by entering the 2011 Reading Challenge!

To date, we have more than 20,000 people participating, with a total goal of more than 1.7 million books across all users! And users have already read more than 39,000 books in 2011 toward their goals.


Check back to the challenge page to see your friends' progress, and the Goodreads users' totals.

Also, you may display your progress on your blog or website with our new reading challenge widget.

Happy reading!

Join the 2011 Reading Challenge »


Comments (showing 1-50 of 113) (113 new)


message 1: by Rob (new)

Rob What a great idea. Lovin' it.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Rob wrote: "What a great idea. Lovin' it."


♫♫☺Allie☺♫♫ Coolio!


message 4: by Cielo (new)

Cielo This is awesome. I've always wondered how long it takes me to read a certain amount of books, and now I'll know.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Yeah.


message 6: by Putra (new)

Putra Yuda I would definitely love to join this reading challenge!


message 7: by Crystal (new)

Crystal What a great idea. I would like to set a goal of reading 25 books this year!


message 8: by Dina (new)

Dina As of now, there are 8 people who have already completed the challenge. Wow, they must have set a goal of reading only one book, LOL.


message 10: by Ari (new)

Ari interesting


message 11: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Noakes my goal is to read 100 books
pie is good!


message 12: by Sze Wang (new)

Sze Wang Li wow, I think that reading 25 books in this year sure isn't the best choice


message 13: by gina (new)

gina I'd love to see people set the goal of 111 in 2011 :) (unless you're going above that number that is!)


message 14: by Jackie (new)

Jackie im going for 200


message 15: by Artemis (new)

Artemis This is such a cool idea, I hope I'll make my goal.


message 16: by Akila (new)

Akila R I am hoping 20 books from my end wasn't over-ambitious! Good luck, everybody. :)


message 17: by Megan (new)

Megan Already read 10 out my goal of 200. Will not be able to keep this pace though, lol, but will reach my goal.


message 18: by Vicky (new)

Vicky N. Best idea ever! My goal is actually lower than 2010 because of college, but hopefully I'll go over it!


message 19: by Mel (new)

Mel  Of Bacchus Hi, I'm melissa and was wondering if you'd like to join me reading a book a month in 2011? It starts on the 1st of February 2011 check out our blog group here..

...::LADIES BOOK CLUB OPENING FEB 2011::...
http://abookamonth2011.blogspot.com/

Would love your company!
Melissa


message 20: by Amalie (new)

Amalie Yes, a great idea, I only add 50 and I guess most of those 50 will be the books of the 1001 book challenge...


message 21: by Flabnbone (new)

Flabnbone awesome:D


message 22: by Hanul(: (new)

Hanul(: I said 800. But Im not even sure, I could make it.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

WHoa ! 800! wow! I thought my hundred was alot! Thank you for doing this! finally a challenge


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

My current goal is 65 books this year!


message 25: by Hanul(: (new)

Hanul(: YeA....I was like dazed at that moment and I just put a random numbers. Haha. I wonder if I ever will get near 800. :)


message 26: by Kasidee (new)

Kasidee Matthew wrote: "my goal is to read 100 books
pie is good!"


me too!


message 27: by Ruthie (new)

Ruthie 201 books for me


message 28: by laurie (new)

laurie stith-tenney I'm really enjoying this.I have been reading 11 to 14 books a month. I read 14 last month. Trying to break that this month. I will be starting my 8th book tommorw.


message 29: by Michele (new)

Michele Harrod Haha, I have had a goal of reading 50 books a year for the last 10+ years, have every single one of them logged, and graded! It's my bible for book recommendations to friends now. Oh, I was so ahead of my time!!


message 30: by Michele (new)

Michele Harrod laurie wrote: "I'm really enjoying this.I have been reading 11 to 14 books a month. I read 14 last month. Trying to break that this month. I will be starting my 8th book tommorw."

Wow, that is a LOT of books - awesome! I'm very impressed!


message 31: by Jūratė (new)

Jūratė I really like the idea, and seeing others' progress is interesting too. My goal this year - 103 books and i'll do my best to reach it because i'm stubborn.:)


message 32: by Joshua (new)

Joshua so far so good.........reading and reading and reading.........always gaining knowledge from these books don't u think....a very good entertainment for people and to enjoy themselves from the educational world!! :)


message 33: by Clementine (new)

Clementine I think it's a very good idea. I like it very much.
Just hope people will read the books because they want to, not just because of the challenge.

It's good. :)


message 34: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Ruth wrote: "201 books for me"

And I was going for 1 a week...lol. Maybe I try for 2!


message 35: by Gemma (new)

Gemma Mahadeo Tried for 75 last year, and failed so downgrading to 60 which will still be hard as I've yet to finish a book since the year started.

Not sure that incorporating finishing The Canterbury Tales, complete Emily Dickinson poetry AND two books in French was a good idea though!


message 36: by Lacie (new)

Lacie Solt I'm going for at least 20


message 37: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana This is one of the best things Goodreads.com has to offer. Thanks!


message 38: by Danigerous (new)

Danigerous That's a pretty good update to the site. I've set mine to 200, since last year I did 173 even though I was pretty busy.


message 39: by Filipa (new)

Filipa Pretty good ideia!


message 40: by Vivian (new)

Vivian I must be delusional because my goal is 300. So far I've completed 15 so perhaps it's not such a bad or unobtainable goal after all.


message 41: by Danigerous (new)

Danigerous Vivian wrote: "I must be delusional because my goal is 300. So far I've completed 15 so perhaps it's not such a bad or unobtainable goal after all."

Wow! I'm only finishing my 8th today, you're a pretty fast reader!


message 42: by Tahtipolya (new)

Tahtipolya I just started my goal yesterday, but I've already finished one book.


message 43: by Filipa (new)

Filipa My goal is to read 100 books this year. Let's hope I can reach it. So far I've read 5...


message 44: by Lola (new)

Lola I´ve tried last year and failed, I read 45 books, not that bad but I didn´t make it to my goal. Maybe this year I can read 50 and catch up for the 5 I missed...


message 45: by кєяo (last edited Jan 11, 2011 08:58AM) (new)

кєяo Last year I finished 41. So this year I'm going to read at least 50.


message 46: by кєяo (last edited Jan 11, 2011 09:01AM) (new)

кєяo Missy wrote: "Hi, I'm melissa and was wondering if you'd like to join me reading a book a month in 2011? It starts on the 1st of February 2011 check out our blog group here..

...::LADIES BOOK CLUB OPENING FEB ..."

I would love to join.


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

I managed 61 last year with two months off so I plan to read 80 with no time off.


message 48: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Last year was my first year trying the challenge and I exceeded my goal by reading 56 books, so I upped the number to 60 this year. Maybe should have went for 65? :' )


message 49: by 10-11 Tanner (new)

10-11 Tanner that is a great idea! I would love to join


message 50: by Martha (new)

Martha Well, I only read 86 books in 2010, but 103 in 2009, so I'm aiming a little highter than what I know I can do-120 books in 2011 is the goal.


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