I’ve read 83 books this year so far

Last year I only read 79? I must have missed some.

Last year I only read 79? I must have missed some.

That’s a lot of books. Many of them are YA which can be – but are not always – quicker reads than grownup books, and I listen to a lot on audio during my commute. There’s some graphic novels thrown in there, too. Still! That’s a lot of books. By the end of the year, I my goal is to hit 100. I can probably do that, but I need to front load because I’m also planning on doing NaNoWriMo again this year and that took up a lot of my free time last year. (I also should try and re-open Plain Jane and the Zombie Apocalypse from last year but I’m afraid to. It might be too terrible.)

My other goal is to create more ridiculous and extremely specific shelves on Goodreads. Case in point? Here’s a shelf with all of two books that feature characters with strange to unhealthy fixations on Titus Oates, the explorer who died with Captain Scott and the expedition on the South Pole. (I just learned reading that Wikipedia entry that there’s a character based on him in Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood. I will put that on my to-read list.)

Featuring: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

Featuring: The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean and The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

I should also probably start a shelf about books about the Illiad that should encourage Anna to actually read the Illiad. This would include Illium and Olympos by Dan Simmons (aka the Trojan War on Mars in the future, with the “gods” as hyper-evolved humans. Such amazing books!) and the book I’m currently reading, The Song of Achilles, which is very lovely and sad. Maybe I’ll even read the original text sometime.

Does anyone else make weird Goodreads shelves or it just me?

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4 thoughts on “I’ve read 83 books this year so far

  1. Beth M says:

    Yes! We just talked about this this morning. I will have to go check out your shelf titles with more attention in light of reading this post.

  2. Beth M says:

    Oh – also I think other people don’t make such specific shelves. My only very specific shelf is “year long projects” because I love when other people take on silly projects for a year then write books about them – for example rachel held evans “year of biblical womenhood.”

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