how can i read more books?

To Kill a Mockingbird

So, the Great American Read Finale aired last night and America’s Favorite Book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I must confess that I have started it a few times but have not finished it.  But since it is America’s Favorite Book, I guess I must! There were many selections on the list that I have not read yet and I would really like to devote some of the Holidays and some of 2019 to tackling those picks.

To that end, the last Link List of this series, This Bookman: Meditations & Miscellany is devoted to finding ways to make more time to engage in reading.  Modern Mrs. Darcy was kind enough to give us her tips on how she finds time to read. And Charles Chu wrote a post that went viral about and entitled, The Simple Truth Behind Reading 200 Books a Year.

At this point in my life, I am averaging around 35 books per year.  I have already reached my goal of 38 books this year and will undoubtedly add more before the year is out.  A part of me wants to read 100 books in 2019 and according to Chu is very possible. Doing his math, I would need 208 hours to read 100 books.  That seems like a lot.  However, per the stats on my iPhone, during the past 7 days I have spent 12 hours playing Candy Crush and other assorted games. Kind of puts it into perspective, doesn’t it? If I read instead of playing Candy Crush, I would knock out 100 books in 4 months. Hmm!  I just don’t know if I’m ready to commit to that though. What do you guys think I should do?

What about you? What would be the most books you would want to read next year?

til tomorrow, enjoy life

Catch up on the rest of this series.

5 thoughts on “how can i read more books?

  1. shannanenjoyslife says:

    Historical Fiction is anything by Margaret George. She is amazing. My self-help authors of choice are Gretchen Rubin and Laura Vanderkam. I discuss these two during the series. In fiction, I love “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry”. I haven’t really read any Sci-Fi, Romance or Poetry. I did recently get introduced to Cleo Wade. I like her poems. Hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

  2. stopwritethere says:

    Wow! What a great question. I would be happy to read 24 books in a year. My current average is way less than that. While in college I took public transportation. I look back and I’m blown away by how many books I consumed. Do you have an all time favorite book? If so, how many times have you read it?

    • shannanenjoyslife says:

      No, it’s impossible for me to name one all-time fav. I do have ones that I like in different genres, though. If you pick a genre, I could probably name a couple that are on the fav list. Thanks for commenting.

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