Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2021, 04:09 AM   #1
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 68,620
Karma: 295798268
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
The 2022 Annual Reading Challenge Discussion Thread

2022 Reading Challenge Discussion Thread

Welcome to our 13th Annual Reading Challenge!

Maybe you would like to read a certain number of pages this year, finish a certain number of books, concentrate on a specific genre or deplete your ever-growing TBR list. Maybe you're looking for ideas or you just want to see how far you can go…

This is the thread where we can share our personal goals and strategies or ask for suggestions and support. New ideas are encouraged and always welcomed.

The Annual Reading Challenge is neither a race, contest, nor an “exclusive club”, anyone can join! This is just a fun activity that some of us have enjoyed doing in the past. Many of us have found reading challenges to be an entertaining way to set goals for ourselves, get ideas for books, and see what others are reading.

You are welcome to keep track of the books you have read (or another goal) in the List Thread, here:


Plus, if you would like to discuss a particular book, please participate in the Hey!! Let's get some action going! What are we reading? thread and share your thoughts about the book with others

Last edited by pdurrant; 12-21-2021 at 04:14 AM.
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2021, 07:24 AM   #2
astrangerhere
Professor of Law
astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrangerhere's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,059
Karma: 53000000
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Device: Kobo Libra H20, Kobo Aura One, KoboMini
Length Goals:
  • Total Books: 50 (stretch goal of 75)
  • Total Pages: 15,000
  • E-TBR Reduction: 25
  • Read from Print-TBR: 10

Substantive Goals:
  • Read at least 51% non-American authors
  • Read more female/nonbinary authors than male
  • Read at least 52 short stories
  • Read each Poem of the Week (52) posted by The Guardian
  • Read at least 10 books across all our collections that are selected by my wife. It's a great way to read things I would not ordinarily do, and I almost always end up enjoying them.

I've adjusted my book and page goals down some, in an effort to read at a higher quality.

I remain committed to reading non-American authors, though I'd like to read fewer English authors too.

I also remain committed to reading more female and nonbinary authors than male. I spent all of my time at univeristy reading DWM from the canon. I want to continue to temper that experience with other voices and perspectives.

I added a goal to read the Guardian's Poem of the Week every week. This is just as much about intention and habits as it is about the poetry. I used to enjoy poetry a great deal, but i just sort of stopped reading it. This is a nice chance to start taking it back in, bits at a time.

Last edited by astrangerhere; 12-21-2021 at 01:03 PM.
astrangerhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-21-2021, 11:14 AM   #3
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 68,620
Karma: 295798268
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
I plan to abandon more, when books first show that they're poor or not to my taste. So far in 2021 I've only abandoned 7 books out of 145. There were several other I should have also discarded before finishing.

I'm also hoping to continue decreasing my TBR pile. 2021 was the first year I've made a really significant dent in it.
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2021, 11:30 AM   #4
issybird
o saeclum infacetum
issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
issybird's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,353
Karma: 197039573
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Device: H2O, GloHD, Aura One
I’m still thinking, but my first goal is going to be to read fewer books. A maximum of 150, rounding up to three per week perhaps or 13 per month, with a monthly limit. It’s less than it sounds, as I count audiobooks and I’m fond of mindless listens when I can’t sleep and I won’t give up those. But I link my much lower reading satisfaction this year (a mean rating of 3.1 at Goodreads compared to 3.3 last year) to my much higher total of books read. A trial subscription to KU (part of getting a deal I wanted) also was a culprit.

More to come.
issybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2021, 12:51 PM   #5
Loosheesh
Wizard
Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Loosheesh ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Loosheesh's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,569
Karma: 1903419
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: None
I have a mishmash of individual goals for 2022 but, overall, I'm aiming to:

* read more (this year's count (so far) is the worst since I started tracking my reading in 2011)
* read better (more nonfiction and more classics)
* listen to more audiobooks (thanks to MR, I've accumulated a lot of audiobooks and I want to make a dent in the pile)
* read more books from my paid TBR pile (as opposed to library loans and freebies)

The operative word is more
Loosheesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-21-2021, 02:14 PM   #6
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 68,620
Karma: 295798268
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
Quote:
Originally Posted by issybird View Post
A trial subscription to KU (part of getting a deal I wanted) also was a culprit.
I suspect that the average quality of book available in KU is lower than the average of books published by major publishers.

Not to say that there won't be gems in there. They're just very hard to find. I don't intend to get a KU subscription, not even a trial one.
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2021, 02:31 PM   #7
issybird
o saeclum infacetum
issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
issybird's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,353
Karma: 197039573
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Device: H2O, GloHD, Aura One
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
I suspect that the average quality of book available in KU is lower than the average of books published by major publishers.

Not to say that there won't be gems in there. They're just very hard to find. I don't intend to get a KU subscription, not even a trial one.
I had to take the trial to get a deal I wanted and once I had it….
issybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2021, 02:52 PM   #8
Uncle Robin
Diligent dilettante
Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Uncle Robin's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,294
Karma: 27243134
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: in my mind
Device: Kobo Sage; Lenovo P11
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
I suspect that the average quality of book available in KU is lower than the average of books published by major publishers.

When I first switched from Kindle to Kobo 3-4 years ago, Kobo did not have its KU equivalent, and in that time I've bought many VERY cheap books that I now see are only available on Kobo Plus. None of them are worth the monthly subscription, so my consumption of that type of book is probably going to decline markedly now thanks to Kobo Plus, exactly the opposite effect intended.
Uncle Robin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2021, 02:54 PM   #9
spindlegirl
Wizard
spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spindlegirl ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
spindlegirl's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,594
Karma: 21245891
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Device: Kobo Libra h20, Paperwhite 2017, Phone & Tablet w Moonreader
I have downloaded and printed a book journal template that I plan to use this year. I've never done this before so this will be fun for me. I don't want to have number goals. Some of the books I have in my to-read list are long (Under the Dome by Stephen King, for instance) and I want to enjoy it in and of itself without watching the clock. If I only read one, book or ten, I want to journal my experience with it.

I think this year I will put a placeholder in the other thread and actually use it.
spindlegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2021, 11:57 PM   #10
astrangerhere
Professor of Law
astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrangerhere's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,059
Karma: 53000000
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Device: Kobo Libra H20, Kobo Aura One, KoboMini
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacepope View Post
Read 12 Japanese language novels (1 per month) - no length requirement. 4 manga volumes will count as on novel if I would rather read comics instead.

12 books about religion/theology - fiction or nonfiction (1 per month)

4 classics - defined as any book that is in the public domain due to a lapse in copyright.


Page count goal- TBD.

I'll make this post look prettier sometime in January
May I recommend Showa? One of the four volumes would surely count as novels in your Japanese category
astrangerhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2021, 10:10 AM   #11
spacepope
Connoisseur
spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.spacepope ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
spacepope's Avatar
 
Posts: 55
Karma: 543158
Join Date: Jun 2021
Device: Kobo Libra H2O, Kindle Paperwhite 3, Smartphone
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrangerhere View Post
May I recommend Showa? One of the four volumes would surely count as novels in your Japanese category
Can you be specific? If I look up Showa manga I'm going to get a lot of irrelevant hits! Maybe the author name?
spacepope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2021, 12:47 PM   #12
CAFlanny
Member
CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CAFlanny ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
CAFlanny's Avatar
 
Posts: 19
Karma: 2332848
Join Date: May 2021
Device: Kobo Libra H2O, Likebook Mars, Kindles: PW5, Voyage, & Keyboard
My goals for 2022 are:

*Read more: I'm increasing my goal from 70 to 100 books read.

*Read about 80% from paid for TBR
CAFlanny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2021, 01:49 PM   #13
astrangerhere
Professor of Law
astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrangerhere's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,059
Karma: 53000000
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Device: Kobo Libra H20, Kobo Aura One, KoboMini
Quote:
Originally Posted by spacepope View Post
Can you be specific? If I look up Showa manga I'm going to get a lot of irrelevant hits! Maybe the author name?
Shigeru Mizuki. It's an absolute classic.
astrangerhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2021, 11:19 PM   #14
astrangerhere
Professor of Law
astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.astrangerhere ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
astrangerhere's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,059
Karma: 53000000
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Device: Kobo Libra H20, Kobo Aura One, KoboMini
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pjama View Post
I would like to join.

My goals are to finish reading 5001 Nights at the Movies by Pauline Kael and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

Other than that my goals are to read ten books in French, 35 in English and maybe one in Spanish. This may change.
I have some big volumes of Ms. Kael on my shelf as well!
astrangerhere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2021, 11:43 PM   #15
Uncle Robin
Diligent dilettante
Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Uncle Robin's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,294
Karma: 27243134
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: in my mind
Device: Kobo Sage; Lenovo P11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pjama View Post
I would like to join.

My goals are to finish reading 5001 Nights at the Movies by Pauline Kael and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

Other than that my goals are to read ten books in French, 35 in English and maybe one in Spanish. This may change.
In my teens I made friends with a WWII veteran living next door who kindly lent me his copy of The Rise and Fall, a real highlight of my reading back then. I only have one French book on my TBR for 2022, based solely on its title - I hope it's as amusing as it sounds
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	fun.jpg
Views:	35
Size:	181.7 KB
ID:	190967  
Uncle Robin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The 2020 Annual Reading Challenge Discussion Thread pdurrant Reading Recommendations 224 02-05-2021 10:11 AM
The 2019 Annual Reading Challenge Discussion Thread pdurrant Reading Recommendations 161 01-01-2020 06:20 PM
The 2018 Annual Reading Challenge Discussion Thread pdurrant Reading Recommendations 295 01-01-2019 03:22 PM
The 2016 Annual Reading Challenge Discussion Thread pdurrant Reading Recommendations 460 01-08-2017 04:33 PM
The 2013 Annual Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread! Nyssa Reading Recommendations 618 01-01-2014 09:03 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:10 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.