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100 Book Reading Challenge 2012


Yesterday I mentioned averaging about 4-9 books a month will bring me a total of roughly 72 books read a year. At 71 this year, with The Forgotten Garden being #72, I project the 2011 total to be 76. The most I ever read in a year was 84, still a far cry from the ultimate triple-digit threshold. Comes 100 Book Reading Challenge 2012 when I ponder half-heartedly how I might hit this goal.

Challenge Details

Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 – 31 Dec 2012
Rules: Read 100+ books in 2012 (any fiction genre)
Fine points: You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go. You can join at anytime. All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up. Audiobooks do not count, but all other formats are accepted, this is a reading challenge after all.
Crossover: This challenge can crossover to other challenges.

The Books

I don’t have a set list since I’m acting on my whims. But I have a working list of books that I won’t finish this year and will roll over.
The Sense of An Ending Julian Barnes
The Paris Wife Paula McLain
Watership Down Richard Adams
Freedom Jonathan Franzen
The Distant Hours Kate Morton
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Stranger’s Child Alan Hollinghurst
Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner
Forty Words for Sorrow Giles Blunt
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand