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message 1: by Joseph (last edited Jan 01, 2013 06:31AM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
It's a new year and a new challenge, how high are you aiming this year? I was aiming for 300 and made it to 314 in 2012 so I'm aiming to at least hit 315 this year. Best of luck, everyone, and have fun!

message 2: by Maureen (new)

Maureen | 12 comments I went through a depression and the end of a long term relationship, that caused me to not want to even look at books in 2012. It took me 8 months to read 1 book. So, since I want to reintroduce my mind back into books, I will be aiming low with 30 books. That will not include graphic novels. Although I do read them on occasion.

message 3: by Mary (new)

Mary | 208 comments Went for 70 books in 2012 and made it to 75. This year I'll try for 75 - see if I make it to 80.

message 4: by Veronika (new)

Veronika (vforveronika) I'm not sure if I should make a goal this year. I always set one but never actually reach it. :/

message 5: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Knee (bookaholicqueen) | 21 comments Upped mine to 50 this year

message 6: by Teawench (last edited Jan 01, 2013 10:26AM) (new)

Teawench My goal last year was 55 and got through 62 so I'm setting my goal for 70 this year. Though I may up it to 100.

message 7: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Mine is the same as last year 150 (I read 244 books last year) but I plan on working this year so I won't have as much time on my hands.

message 8: by Jessa (new)

Jessa Dawn | 7 comments Last year I missed my goal of 150 by about 10 books, so I'm sticking with that same goal this year.

message 9: by AndrewP (last edited Jan 01, 2013 11:31AM) (new)

AndrewP (andrewca) | 20 comments I set myself a goal of a book every 10 days in 2012, 36 total, but ended up reading 60. So for 2013 I am setting the bar higher at 46. (A book every 8 days.)

message 10: by Jocelin (new)

Jocelin | 151 comments This year I will be going for 175.

message 11: by Flavio (new)

Flavio (slaprocks) | 3 comments Came way short in 2012 so I lowered my goal from 50 to 30.

message 12: by Aoibhínn (new)

Aoibhínn (aoibhinn) I read 75 in 2012 but I think I'm going to aim for a lower goal this year because I'm planning on moving and stuff. So it's 52 for 2013, one book for each week.

message 13: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments I'm aiming for 160 this year. Good luck everyone!

message 14: by Erin (new)

Erin Germain (demiguise) | 97 comments I'm keeping my goal at 125 for this year. I fell a bit short last year, coming in at 116, so I think staying put is a smart thing to do.

message 15: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (melanie_yamidnightreads) I'm going for 200 books this year.

message 16: by Connie (new)

Connie (corelia) | 11 comments Read 30 in 2012, 100% of my goal. This year, I'm trying for 50 books. If I get through it, my ever-growing to-read pile will thank me. :)

message 17: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments I'll try 50 books

message 18: by Nicole D. (last edited Jan 02, 2013 11:42AM) (new)

Nicole D. (thereadingrebel) | 130 comments Mine was 50 last year then upped it to 60 but read 70 so my goal this year is 71.

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) My goal was set last year for 100 and ended up at 126. Setting it again for 100 this year, like that even number, but secretly aiming for 150 :)

message 20: by Amber (new)

Amber (bluebleeder) | 31 comments My goal was 75 and I hit it in August or so. Then I upped my goal to 100...which was actually an item on my bucket list anyway. I ended at 100. I think I'm going to start with 80 and see how things look when and if I hit that.

message 21: by Batsap (new)

Batsap | 117 comments Last year my goal was 70 and I managed 88 books, so I'm setting this year's goal at 80 even though this year is going to be a busier one for me.
Good luck to everyone!

message 22: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (rebeccas_books) Last year I only joined in November so I set myself a goal of 10 books. I added all the books I could remember reading before I joined and I read 21 between September and The New Year. So I've set myself a goal for 50 this year, and I'm hoping to surpass it :)

message 23: by Karen M (last edited Mar 01, 2013 02:16PM) (new)

Karen M | 418 comments Last year my goal was 116 and I read 147. I have a feeling I won't read 147 again so I've decided my goal for 2013 is 125.

message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

I usually do not make goals. I figure I am doing good if I read one 800t page book a month or two a month of smaller sizes. I was surprised when I read 62 last year.

message 25: by cazdoll (new)

cazdoll | 23 comments my goal is 10, I hope I have to add to it this year :)

message 26: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 363 comments I'm shooting for 150 books this year.

message 27: by Heather (new)

Heather Casteel | 15 comments I am shooting for 150 books this years!!!

message 28: by Veronika (new)

Veronika (vforveronika) I've decided not to officially set my goal until around September or October. If I were to set it now, I would have to see how many books I am behind (I am always behind lol) and I'd rather not know until the end of the year if I'm near my goal of 25-30 books yet. I'd rather just read books right now without all the pressure to read a certain amounts of books in a year....but if I do surprisingly reach my goal I will be extremely happy :)

message 29: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments After a month I'm already behind. But only by two books. I think I can catch that up.

message 30: by Jocelin (new)

Jocelin | 151 comments I have already read 21 books so far this year.

message 31: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
At the end of one month, I'm at 30 of 315 (10%), 4 books (1%) ahead of schedule.

message 32: by Charles (new)

Charles (cbloky) | 49 comments now that i have more free time i am starting to read again i did 7 last year i am only gonna look for 20 this year to start

message 33: by Rhianna (new)

Rhianna Clawson Aiming for 100 books this year and after a month I've read 10 (2 books ahead of schedule)

message 34: by Schnaucl (last edited Feb 11, 2013 09:14PM) (new)

Schnaucl | 43 comments I said 125 but only read 88 last year so this year I'm back to 100.

message 35: by Christine (AR) (new)

Christine (AR) | 3 comments I'm going to aim for 75 again. Read 76 last year, but I was scrambling to do it.

message 36: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments I left my challenge at 50. +

message 37: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments I'm keeping my goal low so I can change it if I bypass that goal. I have some books left over from last year.

message 38: by Lawrence (last edited Feb 12, 2013 10:30AM) (new)

Lawrence | 108 comments My reading challenge this year is 120 books. Last year it was 115 and ended up completing 118 books. So I'm raised mine's by 5 books.

message 39: by Thom (new)

Thom Swennes (Yorrick) | 592 comments I love to read but I hate to lose. Last year I read 250 books and my goal was 200. This goal was achieved in phases. This year’s initial goal is 150 and thus far I have read 32 books. I don’t know if the year will see me increase it but I feel certain I will achieve it.

message 40: by Karen M (last edited Mar 01, 2013 02:18PM) (new)

Karen M | 418 comments You have read 18 books toward your goal of 125 books.
18 of 125 (14%)
Great work, you're 4 books (2%) ahead of schedule.

I'm reading a book which is over 900 pages so there goes my little lead! LOL

message 41: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments Almost all of February I was right on track then on the 27th I fell one book behind. Now I'm two books behind. One of these months I'm going to start off on track.

message 42: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
I've currently read 56 books toward my goal of 315 books which puts me 5 books (2%) ahead of schedule.

message 43: by Margaret (new)

Margaret (suzune-chan) | 4 comments I think I should set a low goal, and then see how I do. So perhaps 25. I have so many I would like to read, but life just gets in the way. If I updated my goodreads account more often perhaps I would have a better idea of how many I usually get through.

message 44: by Teawench (new)

Teawench I'm currently 3 books behind and it's driving me a little nuts. I'm sure I'll catch up at some point. I did last year. But I've also been in a reading void so we'll see.

message 45: by AndrewP (new)

AndrewP (andrewca) | 20 comments I'm currently 11 books ahead, but I've read several short books up until this point. A couple of 900 pagers coming up should knock me back a bit.

message 46: by Thom (new)

Thom Swennes (Yorrick) | 592 comments I have currently read 65 of 150 (43%) and am 30 books (20%) ahead. This will give me some extra time to read some really massive books.

message 47: by Joseph (last edited Mar 28, 2013 06:18AM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
I'm pleasantly surprised where I'm at at the moment. I've read 85 books toward my goal of 315 books. Which puts me 11 books (3%) ahead of schedule. I didn't think I'd be at this pace. Time will tell if I can keep it up.

message 48: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments I've been at least two books behind all of March But it's okay because I've enjoyed almost everything I've read.

You have read 37 books toward your goal of 160 books.

37 of 160 (23%)
At your current pace, you're 2 books (1%) behind schedule.

message 49: by Jocelin (new)

Jocelin | 151 comments Read 60 of my 175 goal this year. Moving right along.

message 50: by Katrina (new)

Katrina (katmcv) My initial goal was 52, but now I'm sitting on 36 so I might have to put it up at some point.

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