I've never been one for New Year's resolutions, but I do like to set goals for myself from time to time. Ever since our trip to Prague last Fall I've been on a pretty good tear with my Kindle, reading my way through the Hunger Games series as well as Haruki Murakami's latest epic 1Q84. That's four books in around twelve weeks. That's pretty good, but I can do better. In 2012, I'm making it a goal to read 52 books. One every week.
I've already given myself a little bit of a head start, as I'm going to count a couple of books I technically started last year, but finished this month. I'm dangerously close to the end of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, and last week I finished up a re-read of Cormac McCarthy's dystopian masterpiece The Road. At January's prompting, I also started reading the Maze Runner series last week and I'm already into the second book. So I'm here at the beginning of week two, and I'm already close to checking four books off my list.
I know that this ambitious timetable probably won't allow me to read many books of much depth or length, but I still think it's attainable. I'll try to post monthly updates with where I'm at along with mini reviews for what I've been reading. In the meantime, why don't you join me? It doesn't have to be 52 books. Maybe 10 is more reasonable for you. I don't think the number is important, just the idea of challenging oneself is half of the point of this exercise.