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message 1: by Rauf (new)

Rauf Until July 2009 I don't have any personal reading goal. Correction: I never have any personal reading goal. I just read what I want to read and sometimes I reread books...Well, last month, I noticed some of my Goodreads friends have read (more or less) 50 books this year. And that inspired me to do better.

Last month, for the first time ever, I made a target that I should read 3 books a week.
And I also made a list of the books I wanted to read.
So last month I managed to read 24 books. (if picture books counted, then 31 books).

This month I aim to read 31 books. 1 for each day of the month.
If I could reach that goal, I want to make a habit out of it. 31 books a month every month.
I don't have time to reread any book now.
And the addiction just keeps getting worse and worse...

message 2: by El (new)

El Wow, pretty impressive goal! Reading 30 books (give or take even a few) a month is incredible. Enjoy!

message 3: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10060 comments Mod
How the heck can a person read 30 books a month? What if you pick up a good book that is 600 pages? You cant tell me you can read 600 pages in one day!!!

Are you a super speed reader or... non-human???

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Hats off to you! I'm happy if I can read 30 books in a year, although getting involved with GR has definitely helped me fuel my passion for reading

message 5: by Rauf (new)

Rauf @Super Mod
Like I said, I knew I could do better. I have always been a fast reader but my reading habit's been aimless.

Writing down a list of the books ya want to read (and sticking to it, come hell or high water) helps.
At least for me. I can't wait for my next fix..

I remember I finished Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows in less than 24 hrs but that was a special case, of course.

And usually it takes me 2 whole months to finish a Dickens book but last month I finished Little Dorrit in 15 days.

message 6: by Rauf (new)

Rauf I read these books in July 2009.

1. Olenka by Budi Darma
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. S. Fitzgerald
4. The Snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories by Ernest Hemingway
5. The Clicking of Cuthbert by P.G. Wodehouse
6. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

7. The Girl on the Boat by P.G. Wodehouse
8. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
9. Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
10. Oh The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

11. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
12. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
13. Swan Song by Anton Chekhov
14. Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
15. The Lady With The Dog and other stories by Anton Chekhov

16. Something Fresh by P.G. Wodehouse.
17. Fanny Hill by John Cleland
18. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
19. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame
20. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
21. The Heredity of Taste by Sōseki Natsume

22. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter
23. The Tale of Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
24. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter
25. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck by Beatrix Potter
26. The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter

27. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster
28. The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
29. The Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse
30. Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner
31. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton

Book # 1 & 12 are in Indonesian.

I recommend # 2, 4, 5, 8 & 19 to everyone.

message 7: by Rauf (last edited Sep 30, 2009 02:53PM) (new)

Rauf I've managed to move these books here from TO-READ to READ in August.

1. To Build a Fire and other stories by Jack London
2. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
3. The Stand by Stephen King
4. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
5. Three Men on a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

6. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
7. The Enchanted Typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs
8. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
9. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
10. Istanbul: Kenangan Sebuah Kota by Orhan Pamuk, which was translated to Indonesian from Istanbul: Memories of a City, which was translated from Istanbul: Hatiralarve Sehir

11. Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
12. The Golden Age by Kenneth Grahame
13. The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung
14. The Big Town by Ring Lardner
15. You Know Me Al by Ring Lardner

16. The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James
17. The Death of the Lion by Henry James
18. The Club of Queer Trades by G.K. Chesterton
19. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton
20. Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

21. The Indiscretions of Archie by P.G. Wodehouse
22. Blindness by Jose Saramago
23. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
24. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
25. Call of the Wild by Jack London

message 9: by Rauf (new)

Rauf I didn't update this since September XP

Here's a complete list of my read in 2009 list.

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