Yearly Focus

Read 26 Books: Update 2

I read 6.5 books in the first half of this year. Half of what I needed to be on pace, meaning I’m 6.5 books behind schedule. 2015-reading-goal-july-update

To date this year I’ve read:

    • The Omnivore’s Dilemma
    • Death on the Nile
    • No Country for Old Men
    • Fluke
    • A Scanner Darkly
    • Managing Brand Equity

I am currently reading:

  • The Kite Runner

Looking at the positive side, I’m doing pretty well at my sub-goal of reading more fiction. I wanted to split things 50/50, since I usually tend towards non-fiction. Of the 6.5 books I’ve read so far, 4.5 of those were fiction. I’ve been enjoying my selections so far. Most of them have also been made into a movie – I’ve made a habit of watching them afterwards while the book is still fresh in my mind to compare the two.

Another positive, I am also doing better than last year when looking at books read as opposed to listened to. By this time last year I had consumed 10.5 books, but that number included audiobooks, which I’ve since stopped counting (and consuming). When it comes to reading books, I was only at 3.5 by this time last year, so 6.5 is an improvement.

My goal for 2015 was to read 26 books. In order to hit that goal, along with reading the 13 I had planned for the second half I would have to read 6.5 to make up for my first half deficit. That would require reading through 19.5 books in H2 – triple my H1 total. That seems a bit unfeasible, and so rather attempting it and burning out, I’m just going to try and get back on pace with my original goal and complete 13 books in H2. That would put me at 19.5 books for year which would be a record for me. Maybe I’ve even get ambitious and make it an even 20.