Friday, December 31, 2010

Writing Goal: Counting to 100, One Book at a Time

One of my favorite things about New Year is that it gives me the opportunity to reflect and redirect so that I can cut out some of the things I wasted time and effort on, and make certain to squeeze in the things I didn't make enough time for.

Reading more this year is among the things at the top of my list. My reading list for last year consists of the Hunger Games Trilogy and that's it!

So you can imagine how thrilled I was to come across a challenge on Home Girl's Book Blog to read 100 books!

Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts.
So, I can't wait to start tomorrow! I will update this page with my progress, and hopefully will have a 100 booksl by the end of the year.

Who will join me?

Here's my list so far...
3.  ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis (Currently Reading)


  1. This sounds fun! And worthwhile! One of my goals for 2011 is to write a MG or YA novel. Reading a lot from so many truly amazing authors in those genres can only help! I'm not sure I'll make 100 (I feel like I already have a LOT to do in 2011!), but I'll give it a try!

  2. I think I'm going to try for 52 books in 52 weeks. I don't think I could reach 100 without young readers and that would feel like cheating to me!

  3. Hey Lynne,
    I'm going to read the Hunger Games and see what all the fuss is about.
    Fuzzy Wuzzy

  4. Some great challenges out there for 2011. My goal is to keep a book journal so I can keep track of everything I read. Maybe I will reach 100. Good Luck!

    ~ Lauri Chandler

  5. What an ambitious goal for 2011! Good luck and I hope you keep us updated on your fave's:)

  6. I usually like to read 100 books a year, but I fell short of that in 2010. I'm hoping to make up for it by reading 150 in 2011!

  7. Sounds like a worthy goal! I wonder, tho, how people find the time to read so much? My reading is soley limited to before-bedtime or while traveling. How will you find the time to read? (I also wish I was a fast reader.) So many books, so little time...Thanks for the challenge!

  8. I did this challenge last year, but I'm one of the bookaholics that read 100+ books a year anyway. I do count books from about the fifth grade level up, because I still love children's literature.

    I find time to read by sneaking it in whenever I can -- waiting in line, waiting to pick up kids, waiting for the water to boil, etc, and then before-bed time as well.

  9. Do you count listening to audio books as part of your 100?

    ~ Lauri Chandler

  10. I'm so sorry -- for some reason I wasn't getting this feed. I have a long goal of 100, with a short goal, like Corey of 52 in 52 weeks. I don't want to fall short of that one!
    @Fuzzy Wuzzy -- I really don't like books on that topic, and I thought it was such a compelling read. I think those author/books are the most successful: The ones that take us places we don't want to go, learn things we don't want to learn and read about things we don't want to read about, all because they tell a great story and we get swept up in it. Masterful!
    @Bookblogfun - Audio books definitely count!
    @Beth -- I'm only counting MG and YA because I probably read five picture books a day on most days LOL
    Good luck, everyone!