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#1 Ianthe

Posted 21 December 2015 - 09:06 PM

This past year some of us have kept track of the books we're reading and had a goal of how many books we wanted to read. If you want to participate then just write your goal and join us!

71Cath 26
Agnetha 40
anikal 50
Astrocyte 26
Bunsen the Feral 20
cardamom 24
DragonsGrace 30
FollowTheSpiders 26
frillythings 104
GreenEgg 35
HandsUp 24
Ianthe 80
Itchy_Witch 30
Jane Jetson 100
jojobeanie 52
LadyDoor 70
Lady Sybil Vines 10
Loore 30
Loz07 12
lozzylots 12
Lunagirl 100
melaine 20
mintpatty 52
mmeo10 52
monet 50
NunSoFeral 20
oceangirl 25
Olive-pip 5
RipeWickedPlum 30
rusty22 40
SisterMaryElephant 40
Straight*No*Chaser 30
~strawberry~ 25
Tall Poppy 52
tans999 26
toomanybooks 100
two_ones 30
Wacky Wobbler 12

Edited by Ianthe, 28 January 2016 - 09:07 AM.

#2 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:52 PM

I'm in. Pre child I read 2-3 books a week. After DS was born it's gone up to 15-20 a day but they are all childrens books. I have only read one book for me in the last 3 years so I plan to read at least 1 book a month and hope to mix it up and not just read biographies or true crime.

#3 RipeWickedPlum

Posted 23 December 2015 - 03:56 PM

I'm in too!
My first thought was for 2 books a month, I go through stages with reading and watching tv... I can read 4 books in a week and then not read for another 2 months. Or I'm just reading fanfiction, which really isn't a book! Though some of them are longer than most of the books I read!
So I was thinking 24 books and then thought I may as well round it up to 30 books.

I mainly read romance or young adult or paranormal romance, so there isn't a lot of meat in them... I might try and read a few that are outside my "normal".

#4 RocktonResident

Posted 23 December 2015 - 04:20 PM

Count me in again! I think I stoppe updating my list partway through, but goodreads tells me I read 72 this year. My circumstances will be changing slightly next year so I will aim for 30 and hopefully surpass that.

#5 monet

Posted 23 December 2015 - 04:26 PM

I'm in.  Up to #49 in this years challenge so will aim for 50 in 2016.

#6 tans999

Posted 23 December 2015 - 05:43 PM

Im in! I'm going to go for one a fortnight, so 26. Am also going to try genres I don't normally read such as autobiographies, fantasy, along with a few good re-reads.

#7 two_ones

Posted 24 December 2015 - 01:36 PM

I'm in again.

I aimed for 28 in 2015 and kind of forgot to keep track of them. I don't think I quite got there (maybe 15?)

I'm going to aim high for 2016 and try and get to 30!

#8 12togo

Posted 24 December 2015 - 02:01 PM

I think I will join this year. I read a lot pre kids - but I've been really slack the last few years. My aim is 50 new books. I'll source them from second hand sellers and the library as well as buying new. Firstly I am going to finish The Malazan Books of the Fallen. I'm at book 8 now. Good luck to everyone.

#9 TruffleFlakes

Posted 24 December 2015 - 02:03 PM

Im in also. Ive just been able to start reading again as my babies are 18 months, 2.5 years and 4.

I hope to read 26 books minimum. My husband works FIFO so when his home i get more down time to read.

I enjoy young adult paranormal, biographies and crime but will read most genres with good reviews.

Im currently going through good reads and marking my "want to read" books.

Would love to see what others are reading.

#10 Hands Up

Posted 24 December 2015 - 02:11 PM

I'm in as a newbie. I have a 3 month old and 17 month old so not much time to myself.... I will aim for one book a month :-)

Looking forward to hearing what everyone else is reading as I am out of touch!

#11 Tyfle Hour

Posted 24 December 2015 - 03:38 PM

I'll put my hand up this year, wish I had done last year actually!  I'll aim for 40 books, am also studying so need to factor that in.

#12 two_ones

Posted 24 December 2015 - 03:46 PM

I've just signed up for Goodreads so I should be able to keep track better this year!

#13 ~strawberry~

Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:48 PM

I'm in again, will aim for 25 this time.

I love Goodreads!!

#14 oceangal

Posted 25 December 2015 - 10:54 AM

I'm in for the first time. I have a habit of reading books that I enjoyed in my childhood, teens and twenties so this year's goal is 25 unread books.

#15 Astrocyte

Posted 25 December 2015 - 11:28 AM

I'm in again. My goal for 2015 was 26 books but I only read 14, so I'll aim for 26 for my 2016 goal. I already have a huge to-be-read pile and got 15 books for Christmas, along with 5 more coming in the mail soon so I won't be buying many more books anytime soon (or so I tell myself).

#16 DragonsGrace

Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:10 PM

I'm in too. I'm going to aim for 30 this year. I actually read a whole lot more last year but a lot of them were really short and easy Agatha Raisin books so I could read one in a night or two. I'm all caught up with her series though so my books this year will be longer reads

#17 Lady Sybil Vimes

Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:29 PM

I'm in again. I'll have a newborn in February so I'm going to assume I'll spend most of the year sleep-deprived and I'll set the bar lower this time around. I'm making ten books my 2016 goal. I'm hoping I'll read more than that but if it doesn't happen that's okay.

#18 mintpatty

Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:25 PM

I'm in, I'll go for 52...one a week.

I have 150 unread books on my ereader, so that will put a serious dent in my to read list.


Read List

#1 Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
#2 The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey
#3 Playing Dead - Julia Heaberlin
#4 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
#5 The Beachfront Guest House - Vanessa Greene
#6 The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry
#7 The Japanese Lover - Rani Manicka
#8 The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window
#9 The Poppy Factory - Liz Trelow
#10 Frog Music - Emma Donoghue
#11 Comfort & Joy - Kristen Hannah
#12 The Girl In The Red Coat - Kate Hamer
#13 The Lake House - Kate Morton

#14 The Lost Wife - Alyson Richman

Edited by mintpatty, 20 February 2016 - 01:43 PM.

#19 Nasty Bunsen

Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:24 PM

I'm in again. Managed to read 16 this year (was aiming for 12) so I'll try and get to 20 next year.

#20 cardamom

Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:47 PM

Me too please! Thanks Ianthe for starting us off :)

I aimed for 26 last year, but didn't quite get there (think I ended up on 21 or thereabouts). I'll aim for 24 this year - 2 a month. Last year I started my count from Christmas onwards, so I feel justified adding my first book for the year:

#1 - Attachments, Rainbow Rowell. I quite enjoyed this.

Does anyone want to share their top one or two books that they read in 2015, to give us some ideas/inspiration for 2016?

One I really enjoyed, and found very thought-provoking, was Dietland by Sarai Walker. I also loved Kissing In America, by Margo Rabb; this was a sweet, light - but not trashy - read.

#21 Toomanybooks

Posted 30 December 2015 - 10:07 PM

I'm in. 100 books for me, I'm a fast reader and we don't watch much TV.

#22 Ianthe

Posted 31 December 2015 - 01:19 PM

Have put list in first post and updated to this point. Happy reading!

#23 GreenEgg

Posted 31 December 2015 - 01:43 PM

I am in! I'm going to aim for 35. Good luck everyone

#24 Olive-pip

Posted 01 January 2016 - 06:31 AM

I'm in too - but only for about 5 books of my own, which sounds so little by comparison to everyone else! I still read so much to DD8 and find I don't read much else (apart from reading for uni). I read classic children's novels to her (currently reading Narnia chronicles) and I enjoy the experience too - many are new to me. However this year I have decided to buy and re-read some of the novels I loved in my teens and have never owned or revisited. Maybe next year I'll try some new adult titles! I am considering for this year:

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Duncton Wood chronicles by William Horwood
Magician by Raymond E Feist
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

And I've never read Tolkein's Silmarillion, and think I'll try.

Edited by Olive-pip, 01 January 2016 - 07:35 AM.

#25 two_ones

Posted 01 January 2016 - 01:40 PM

First book down - woo hoo!

Just finished The Midwife's Confession. A real page turner but entirely convoluted and unrealistic. A good read though!

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