2017 Reading Resolutions

Discussion in 'Fantasy' started by TomTB, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. kenubrion

    kenubrion Journeyed there and back again

    Oh yeah, I'm blind. I'm looking forward to The Malice. Liberation was good, that entire trilogy was, and the first two of his Milkweed triptych were good.
  2. Sneaky Burrito

    Sneaky Burrito Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    Pretty sure my total for 2016 was in the 20s so resurrecting this thread to say I have met my goal at slightly under the halfway mark for the year.
  3. Alucard

    Alucard In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge! Staff Member

    Well I stayed true to this and set my Goodreads challenge at 24 books for 2017 (2 books per month). Although I haven't read anything aside from few pages of Wizard and Glass for months now, I am still 8 books ahead of schedule and currently I have read 19 out of 24.
    Just checked and I'm around 7000 pages read, which makes an average of 368 pages per book. That's usually a standard book size, except for epic fantasy, which I don't read much compared to urban fantasy.
    I don't know why but each year around late spring and whole of summer I go into a reading slump and read less or sometimes nothing for months.

    Thanks for resurrecting the thread Sneaky. It is half of the year mark, so it's nice to see how everyone is doing.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
  4. Silvion Night

    Silvion Night Sir Readalot Staff Member

    I have the same. I read only 1 book in the past 2 months. I'm looking for something new now though and thinking of picking up The Vagrant, which is still on my TBR list.
  5. rudyjuly2

    rudyjuly2 Ran bridges next to Kaladin

    I won't reach my reading challenge this year largely because the WOT books are long. I wasn't so smart when I set my 2017 goal lol. I'm reading about a book a month to finish this series out and I'll probably finish at a dozen or so for the year but a pretty decent page count (for me).
  6. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    I'm now officially half-way there with 20 (out of 40) books read this year. Granted, some of them have been shorter than I usually read but I still might have set the bar a bit too high. Especially considering I managed only 25 books last year. I'm in a bit of a reading slump at the moment too, but now that I'm almost done with Dresden Files - only Skin Game remains - I'm looking out for some potential fantasy books or series I'd like to try out next. Maybe something a bit lighter. I had to give up reading Malazan for the time being last year, cause my compulsory reading material was killing me. Speaking of which, I have a 944 page bad boy (about a horny priest who renounced his priesthood) that I really need to get to.
  7. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater Journeyed there and back again

    I read purely for pleasure so I don't make those kind of quantity resolutions. Been there done that with 19 years of school. :confused: HOWEVER, that being said, around 1-2 months ago 13 books sat in my Kindle library so I was determined to knock a bunch off before adding to the collection. There were a couple of instances where I either really wanted to read something or a Daily Deal came up so I needed to add a book but I've reduced the list to only four! *Does cerebral happy dance* :D
  8. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    I mostly read for pleasure too, but I noticed I've been reading a lot more this year (since I started using Goodreads really). I'm not sure if it's because of the reading challenge, but cataloguing the books I read and jotting down my thoughts on them from time to time increased my enjoyment quite a bit. And since I don't limit my book choices due to their length, I'm quite happy with how it's all turning out. I guess it boils down to different methods of motivation. The Goodreads challenge, just like video game achievements, gives people something to aim for. As long as people don't get too caught up in numbers and challenges or worse - forget why they're reading in the first place - it doesn't steal anything from satisfaction we take in reading, imo.
  9. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater Journeyed there and back again

    Right. Different strokes for different folks. :)
  10. Ryan W. Mueller

    Ryan W. Mueller Ran bridges next to Kaladin

    I just made a reading resolution today.

    I want to focus on finishing a lot of the series I've started before adding too many new series to my list. I feel like everything will get out of control if I don't focus on finishing a few series.
  11. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Journeyed there and back again

    ohh I finished my new years resolution a month ago.
  12. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    Congratulations! Are you going to challenge yourself somehow for the remainder of the year?
  13. S. K. Inkslinger

    S. K. Inkslinger Will likely be killed by a Lannister soon

    This. :D I'm still currently doing it now too (university), so it's actually a total surprise already when I told my friends that I spent an hour reading novels everyday. They were like, "What, seriously? You must be joking. We know you are studying 24/7 dude."
  14. Jakyro

    Jakyro Journeyed there and back again

    I'm on my way to partially complete my reading resolution: finish MBotF and ME. I should finish the Crippled God in december so I'll at least finish MBotF.
    I'll have two books to read in ME after that so I won't finish that part of the reading resolution this year :D
  15. Bierschneeman

    Bierschneeman Journeyed there and back again

    I might try to double it, but ive also lost me impetious. I'm not reading as much as I was.
  16. TomTB

    TomTB The Master Tweeter Staff Member

    I had to remind myself of mine ...
    I'm actually sticking to it quite well, thank you very much.
  17. Andrew.J

    Andrew.J Hired Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune

    I'm also having a bit of a hard time reading. It always seems to happen around the same time every year.
  18. Alucard

    Alucard In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge! Staff Member

    I upped my 24 books for 2017 Goodreads challenge to 40 books. I'm at 26 completed now. I can do this.
  19. Sneaky Burrito

    Sneaky Burrito Crazy Cat Lady Staff Member

    I was unambitious this year based on last year. I think I have finished 40+ books so far (last year was in the 20s somewhere). But I have been reading a lot. Eh, well, I'll just continue as I have been. It is nice to be catching up on some series I'd forgotten about for awhile.

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