So a couple weeks ago I was talking with my mom about the book I was reading for my second book club, The Help by Kathryn Stockett. While I was telling my mom about the book she kind of stopped me and told me that she wasn't interested. When I asked her why she said, "I once read an article that said that a well-read person reads about 5,000 books in my life. The older I get, the more I realized that I won't have that many more books to read in my life. I want to make every book count - so I'm picky about books I want to read and that one doesn't seem like one I would want to read."
That really made me think about how much I read. In order to read 5,000 books by the time I turn 50, I would have to read about 100 books a year every year. I can tell you that I definitely don't read that many books a year. So this year I am trying to read more books.
My first effort to do that is I entered the What's In A Name 4 Book Challenge:
This is my first book challenge, so I think it's good that its a small one. The way it works is that during the year, I must read one book in each of the following categories:
- A book with a number in the title
- A book with jewelry or a gem in the title
- A book with a size in the title
- A book with travel or movement in the title
- A book with evil in the title
- A book with a life stage in the title
I've also challenged myself on Goodreads to read 28 books this year.