I joined the Goodreads 2012 reading challenge this year because I thought it would be fun to keep track of how many books I read. I originally started out with 50 books as my goal, but then by April I had it almost halfway done, so I upped it to 75.
And now look at me. Only 34 books in 8 months. I think I am failing.
Not that I've had any lack of books to read over the summer (and if I counted my CLEP books I'd have at least 10 more to add - but I don't really think they count). I just seem to have lost the motivation to actually sit down and read for more than an hour. Maybe I could blame The Hunger Games. After reading that fast-paced book at the beginning of the year it's kind of hard to get super involved in a fiction series.
Truthfully, though, I have no one to blame but myself. But I'm aiming to fix that. I've checked out quite a few books from the library, ranging from non-fiction (Psychology: a Beginner's Guide!) to half the Master and Commander series. Yeah, I didn't mean to check out all ten books at once, but I reserved them and they all came in at the same time, so... there you go.
I also have Mimus, a German book (translated, of course) given to me by my good friend Lindsey. That one should be fun.
On the bright side, I still have four months left in the year if I want to finish my 75-books goal. That's approximately ten books per month. That would be the whole Master and Commander series in two months. I think I can do this. What do you think?
Have you been keeping up with any reading goals this year? Ever had a dry spell in your reading? Any books to recommend to me? Have you read the Master and Commander series or Mimus?