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message 1: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
Happy New Year! I finished 2017 with a total of 422 books read! That beats my previous record of 403 books read in 2016 big time! My goal was only 345! Even so, I think I'm just going to aim for 355 this year. That's close to a book a day, but still gives me some wiggle room so I hope I won't feel pressured. How about you? How'd you do last year? What's your goal for this year? Whatever it is, I hope you have a great 2018. Happy reading all!


message 2: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments I made it in just under the wire last year to a total of 100 books. Aiming for 90 this year as I can already see my reading time being eaten up more and more by my small business.


message 3: by Alex (last edited Jan 02, 2018 03:04PM) (new)

Alex | 11 comments i'm going for30 books since I intend to read longer books.


message 4: by Charles (new)

Charles (cbloky) | 49 comments i going for 20 books this year and will find more time to read


message 5: by Brian (new)

Brian (oscart) I cam up short of my goal of 65, so I tuned back to 52 for this year. I'm talking novels thatI pick up in my hand and read, no audio books.


message 6: by Larissa (new)

Larissa | 12 comments This will be my first full year on GR. My goal this year is only 40 books, since my Thesis is due this year.


message 7: by Laura (new)

Laura | 55 comments I have set my goal to 90 books this year, since I struggled to reach my last year's goal of 95 (though I did it in the end).


message 8: by Karen M (new)

Karen M | 418 comments Passed my final goal from last year, 97/90. I am starting low again this year and will increase my goal as I go along, 4/25.


message 9: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
I'm up to 113 books completed which puts me 26 books ahead of schedule as I aim for my goal of 355. How are you doing so far?


message 10: by Charles (new)

Charles (cbloky) | 49 comments is there away to remove a book for some reason it counted my last book twice


message 11: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 6 comments Charles,

It can be done, but it is a bit of a "knack."

You have to go to the book page and edit your reading record.

I think you can "x out" the time you read it that you didn't really read it, if you catch my drift.

I had to do this with a big e-book omnibus where I reached the end, just because I was reading the last few pages of a 1,000 pp. book.


message 12: by Charles (last edited Apr 15, 2018 04:29PM) (new)

Charles (cbloky) | 49 comments Christopher wrote: "Charles,

It can be done, but it is a bit of a "knack."

You have to go to the book page and edit your reading record.

I think you can "x out" the time you read it that you didn't really read it, ..."


if that dosen't work i may just up my challege by one
it worked thanks


message 13: by Laura (new)

Laura | 55 comments It's a known bug, and some people are getting a bit frustrated that it keeps coming up every now and again.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) I set for 200 again, and am currently at 95. I think raising it higher will stress me out, although I have made the goal the past few years when it's been set to that number.


message 15: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
I'm doing better than expected, but I think that's because I seem to be reading so many more graphic novels this year than usual. If that's still the case when we get closer to the end of the year, I think I might bump up my challenge number to cancel those graphic novels out.

In any case, I'm currently at 154 books completed out of 355 which puts me at 46 books ahead of schedule or 43% done.


message 16: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments I'm at 33/90 and glad I was ahead. I imagined getting so much reading done on my vacation but did hardly at all. I underestimated the level of entertainment offered by a cruise line.


message 17: by Karen M (new)

Karen M | 418 comments I reached 24 so I upped my challenge to 50 so I'm at 29/50, 14 ahead. No doubt I'll up it again before I reach 50.


message 18: by Dimitri (new)

Dimitri | 109 comments 130 in 2018, expanded with every quick read ex. a 50 page comic.


message 19: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Zorn | 1 comments Christopher wrote: "Charles,

It can be done, but it is a bit of a "knack."

You have to go to the book page and edit your reading record.

I think you can "x out" the time you read it that you didn't really read it, ..."


Thank you for sharing. I had to fix a couple books that were falsely showing read twice.


message 20: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 6 comments Nancy wrote: "Thank you for sharing. I had to fix a couple books that were falsely showing read twice. ..."

I was clicking around with a book I'd just started, and found I'd marked it 'read.'

Well, when I went in to change it, I found I'd nearly forgotten the 'knack.' Look for that itty-bitty 'edit' button.


message 21: by Karen M (new)

Karen M | 418 comments 38/50 Currently listening to one and reading another. Weather has been so miserable lately (rain and or humidity) you would think I'd be further along.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* (erinpaperbackstash) I'm doing better than I did other years so I'm happy. Set for 200, I usually make about 220-230. This year I just hit 150 this week, so with only 50 to go I'm thinking I may do the best yet. We'll see though!


message 23: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments I read 85 books last yr. my goal is 85 this yr


message 24: by Karen M (new)

Karen M | 418 comments Just upped my goal from 50 to 75. 47/75


message 25: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
I think I'm doing pretty good. 249 out of 355 books completed which puts me at 71 books ahead of schedule. Not bad to be at 70% done at half the year done.


message 26: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments You guys are amazing.


message 27: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments I'm halfway through my reading challenge of 85 books


message 28: by Alex (new)

Alex | 11 comments Currently at 58% of my challenge of 30 books.


message 29: by Joseph (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 1864 comments Mod
So how did 2018 turn out for you? This bibliophile had a pretty good year. Not only did I achieve my goal of reading 355 books in 2018, I passed it big time, setting a new personal record by finishing the year with 426 books read! In addition, in 2018 I added 1,181 items to my personal library bringing it up to containing an inventory of 12,095 items! I don't mean to be bragging, but you have to admit that that is a pretty impressive. ;-) Here's hoping 2019 is even better than 2018 was!


message 30: by Charles (new)

Charles (cbloky) | 49 comments i reached my goal or 20 books


message 31: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments Good job Joseph


message 32: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments I went over my goal of65 books and read 75. My goal is another 75. Why not?


message 33: by Alex (new)

Alex | 11 comments I didn’t reach my goal of 30 books read. I’m going for 31 this year .


message 34: by Shannon (new)

Shannon  (bookjunkie57) | 353 comments I surpassed my goal at 100 books for 2018. Aiming for 90 again in 2019


message 35: by Karen M (last edited Jan 04, 2019 01:57PM) (new)

Karen M | 418 comments I also passed my goal of 100 by reading 104. Right now I set my goal for 25. I hope to read some doorstops this year so I'll have many pages but not many books.


message 36: by Sonya (new)

Sonya marie madden | 411 comments Best of luck in 2019


message 37: by Ke (new)

Ke | 2 comments I passed my goal of 150 books read for 2018 and read 275 books!!


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