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Old 11-01-2023, 09:46 AM   #121
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36 of 50 book target thus far. I'm not going to make it, but I've loved the attempt.
Hopefully you've enjoyed the 36. Challenges are all well and good, but quality > quantity any day.
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Old 11-06-2023, 06:25 PM   #122
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I'm behind on both goals, but I hope to finish the StoryGraph challenge, at least. This is the second year in a row that I have tried, unsuccessfully, to read 100 books. I'm thinking next year to go by pages read, instead.
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Old 11-09-2023, 08:52 PM   #123
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The more I think about it going by pages read and not books read for 2024 sounds like a good idea. I have a few large books I want to tackle but been avoiding because of the length. Mainly Stephen King. Revival is over 700 pages and is on my TBR list. Also a few fantasy novels that are huge. I still have to read the last few books in the Dune Series
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Old 11-09-2023, 09:54 PM   #124
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That's the main reason I like to use a page goal instead of a book goal. Some years I read really long books, some years I read a lot of short stories. I don't want my goal to influence the length of book I read.

If I have an additional goal that is qualitative, like "xx% non-American authors", that's fine, but not my generic "keep reading" goal.
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Old 11-14-2023, 04:00 AM   #125
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Well on track to meet my TSG goals of 217 books and 67,000 pages this year, but most pleased that Im now just 2 books away from my goal of 26 nonfiction books for the year. I wanted to make sure that I read at least 10% NF, 26 will be 12%, a comfortable success
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Old 11-14-2023, 10:24 AM   #126
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Well on track to meet my TSG goals of 217 books and 67,000 pages this year, but most pleased that Im now just 2 books away from my goal of 26 nonfiction books for the year. I wanted to make sure that I read at least 10% NF, 26 will be 12%, a comfortable success
Nice!

I just went to go check, and though it was not a goal, I'm at 17% nonfiction. I had no idea.
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Old 11-14-2023, 01:39 PM   #127
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Nice!

I just went to go check, and though it was not a goal, I'm at 17% nonfiction. I had no idea.
Awesome! I think I'll steal that for next year's goal - aim for 1 in 6 instead of 1 in 10
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Old 11-15-2023, 07:59 PM   #128
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I am reading The Priory of the Orange Tree. Over 800 pages I hope Ill get done by christmas lol
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Old 11-22-2023, 05:23 AM   #129
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57 out of 60, been a lot of shortish books recently. Interesting idea about pages read because I have been avoiding a couple of long books on my reading list
And just for completeness, 0 Non fiction books this year!
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Old 11-22-2023, 08:21 AM   #130
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I've just factored short books / novellas into my reading goal of 50 novels. I usually read about 1-2 books a month, depending on the length. Sanderson books usually take me longer than a month, except when I'm in a hurry because it's a library rent.
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Old 12-01-2023, 08:35 AM   #131
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October: Bought 19, got 2 freebies, read 17, TBR up by four. And somewhere I've miscounted, because I now have 701 on my TBR.

Must do better.
Didn't do much better.

November: Bought 6, read 7, TBR down by one to 700.

An epic fantasy (747pp), a large collection of short stores (644pp) and an epic historical (1091pp) limited the number of books read this month.

One month to go! How are you doing on your challenges?
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Old 12-01-2023, 04:24 PM   #132
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I completed my year's goals early, so just enjoying my bonus reading.

Now that it's December I'm deciding on my goals for next year in anticipation of the new challenge thread getting posted.

And, while everyone is doing that, don't forget to review what you've read this year for the annual Best of thread which generally gets started in mid-December.
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Old 12-02-2023, 08:39 PM   #133
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Goal Status through November:

Length Goals:
  • Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75) 98/50 - STRETCH GOAL EXCEEDED
  • Total Pages: 15,000 (stretch of 20,000) - 30,066/15,000 - STRETCH GOAL EXCEEDED
  • E-TBR Reduction: 25 - 50/25 - GOAL EXCEEDED
  • Read from Print-TBR: 10 - 31/10 - GOAL EXCEEDED

Substantive Goals:
  • Read at least 51% non-American authors - 50%/50% - On Target
  • Read more female/nonbinary authors than male - 70%/30% - On Target
  • Read at least 52 short stories - 41/52 - On Target
  • Read at least 10 books across all our collections that are selected by my wife. - 13/10 - GOAL EXCEEDED

Mobileread Users TBR Reduction Challenge at Storygraph:
  • Completed 12 of 12 books on my list! - GOAL MET
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Old 12-02-2023, 09:25 PM   #134
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November progress sees two goals met. It's unlikely I will meet any other goals, but will continue anyway. I'm just enjoying reading.

60 books: 60 Goal Met!!
20,000 pages: 20,884 Goal Met!!
6 books over 600 pages: 2
6 books from GR WantToRead: 1
Storygraph Mobile Reads Challenge: 9/12
Read 12 ebooks costing over $6: 8
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I'd honestly forgotten about the challenge, hadn't checked on it in awhile. Last year was just totally "blah" for me and so I came up short by 6 books. This year I am quite optimistic about finishing even though it is a much smaller goal. I am pleased to report I am 92% thru it and when I finish my current book I'll be done. No idea how much bonus count I'll end up with but can't complain. :-)
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