When I signed up for the Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge, I did it for the most part to help me keep track of what I read this year. That said, I was also curious. How many books do I read in a year? I wasn’t sure but I came up with a guess-timate of about 150. I took a quick look at the goals other people had set. 350 seemed a bit . . . hopeful. 40 a bit hopeless. So I decided to go with a conservative non-braggy 100.
I met my goal a couple of days ago. At this point I’m one book over my goal. I was really happy to see that I can surpass my goal and the challenge will still keep track of my books.
So what have I read?
58 picture books
3 beginning readers
1 Chapter book
6 middle grade books
6 young adult books
18 adult books
7 graphic novels
Clearly, I read a lot more picture books than anything else. I do have a lot more adult books on the list than I thought there would be as well as fewer young adult. I read more novels when someone is in school and more picture books when he isn’t.
Do I read enough to study my craft? I sure hope so because I’m not sure how many more I can squeeze in. That said, I will be keeping track until the end of the year. Besides, I’m part way through 3 different books (1 adult, 1 middle grade, 1 audio) and I want to get them on the list! If you are interested click through here to see my entire list.