The Goal: How I Plan to Read A New Book Each Week

My goal is simple. There are 52 weeks in a year, and I plan to read at least 1 book per week. Therefore, I plan to read no less than 52 books this year.

Allow me to explain this madness. I am an active composer, teacher, and student. To say my schedule is busy would be an understatement. As a child, I struggled with reading, and was encouraged by my mother to read as much as possible to help overcome my challenges. By the time I entered high school, my reading skills improved significantly and I was a fairly avid reader. Now, as my schedule has gotten so overcrowded, I have struggled to maintain the pace of reading that I would like to have. One of the last novels that I read took me a little less than three months to complete. It was only 350 pages!

All this considered, I have decided to set the goal of reading one book each week. As with other aspects of my life, a deadline will help me to maintain this goal. As I read, I will write a review of each book and post it on this blog. I invite other's to join me in this challenge, and look forward to hearing about your successes , and receiving book recommendations from you. The year is young and I only have 52 books to go. Good Luck!

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10 Responses to “The Goal: How I Plan to Read A New Book Each Week”

  1. Hi Ethan,

    Thanks for following! I've followed you back. Good luck with your goal!

    Amber
    http://falln2books.blogspot.com

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  2. Hello there! Im sure you'll reach your goal. Just "make time" for reading ;) I'll visit your blog from time to time to read your reviews :)

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  3. I just learned that I can comment too! Thanks for the well wishes!

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  4. Hi!
    I think 52 books is a great goal!
    In 2008 and 2009 I only read 50 books a year because I got out of the habit of reading for a while. I'm sure you'll reach your goal and good luck! I'll be sure to check back often.

    -Kimberly @ www.turningthepagesx.blogspot.com drop by sometime!

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  5. wow, that IS ambitious! good luck to you; not that i believe in luck. my goal of a book a month now seems petty next to yours... thanks a lot! ahah, jk. i am glad to say that i have finished 4 books in the last week, alone though. 3 of those being the hunger games trilogy - due to all the hype for he anticipated film. anyways... next on the list are 'the shadow of the wind' and 'soulless' ...so we'll see hhow that goes.

    anywaaays, i'm looking forward to following you this year and hoping to gain new exxposure to diff titles :) thank you!

    http://theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for reading! I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of The Hunger Games just yet, but with all the hype I may have to read those soon.

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    2. Ethan; a commendable cause! I too used to be a book worm as a kid and then adulthood happened and I was reading very, very little. I am a pretty fast reader, but it just seemed there were always more important, or mandatory things to do. A few years ago, I got into audio books and now I usually go through approx. two books a week. They are a great substitute. Pros: enunciation and pronunciation improves, Con: spelling suffers. Audio books might further your cause too.

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    3. I never thought of using them. I may have to give that a try!

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  6. Ethan, do you ever worry that you might get burned out on reading? I'm always reading a book myself, but I give myself a little latitude. Like if I'm reading a book and it starts to drag, I'll just not finish it and go on to something else. Maybe I'm just a wuss like that and I should challenge myself more. But on the otherhand, why torture myself?
    Anyway, I like your blog. Here's a link to mine--it might help you find a good book or two:
    http://generation-add.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm not afraid to stop reading a book if it just isn't working for me (unless it comes from a publisher or author for review purposes). I try to read a good variety of things so I don't get burned out. With my busy schedule, I have found that setting deadlines helps me to keep on track. Of course, there are always exceptions to the book a week rule. If I know I will be reading a longer book(I've been working on Cloud Atlas for two weeks now) I'll try to read a shorter book so I at least have a new review for that week.

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