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2011 Reading Challenge

My reading lagged a bit last year, so I've decided to challenge myself in 2011. My goal is to read a book a week~52 weeks, 52 books. I'm actually a week late getting started, so if I don't make up the time during 2011 I'll let myself lapse into 2012 a bit. I've already got a shelf set up with 15 or so books to tackle for starters. Some are very short (Good-bye, Mr. Chips) and some are much longer (The Pickwick Papers), so if I take more than a week to finish a long one, I can follow it up with a short one and still be on track. I will allow myself audio books as well. Looking at my pile so far, I see I need some more non-fiction and some books older than Dickens. I believe in C.S. Lewis' dictum about reading old books.

You can see what's on the docket in the sidebar, and every weekend I plan to post about that week's book. If I'm not able to keep up the pace, attempting to will result in my reading more books than I would have otherwise, so I don't really see how I can lose. Anyone care to join me?


  1. What a great goal!! I look forward to seeing all of the books you read.

  2. Thanks, Monica! I'm looking forward to it too. :-)

  3. Ummm... can they be books I've already read? :) Library cards cost like $40 here, so that's out of the question. I've got quite a few books that I haven't read yet, but I don't think I have 52 of them!

  4. Sure! Some of my picks will be re-reads, I'm sure.

  5. So I am curious which book you will be starting with.

  6. I put it at the top of the sidebar. I'm nearing the homestretch on my first book of the year!


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