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  • Nov 14, 2022
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    earthwalka

    It鈥檚 okay.

    The first step is admitting you didn鈥檛 reach your goals and then diving into why they weren鈥檛 met.

    I read two 1000+ pages books in my defense

  • Nov 14, 2022
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    Smuchira

    I read two 1000+ pages books in my defense

    what did you read

  • Nov 14, 2022
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    earthwalka

    what did you read

    AFFC and ADWD :kanyeshrug:
    Easily some of the best I read this year, George prose is immaculate
    Edit: Actually three since I read ASOS at the very beginning of this year so I'm more than satisfied

  • Nov 14, 2022
    Smuchira

    AFFC and ADWD :kanyeshrug:
    Easily some of the best I read this year, George prose is immaculate
    Edit: Actually three since I read ASOS at the very beginning of this year so I'm more than satisfied

    i'm glad you added this was george martin because I had no idea what those abbreviations were

  • Nov 18, 2022
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    Finished my 45 book goal for this year

    Now I can finally stop game-ifying my reading and just read what I want

  • Nov 18, 2022
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    HrdBoildWndrlnd

    Finished my 45 book goal for this year

    Now I can finally stop game-ifying my reading and just read what I want

    impressive

    gonna make a thread at the start of December unless somebody else does about top 10 reads of the year, would love to see your list

    yea that's why this year I didn't put a numerical goal. I've read less books, but have chosen some longer ones and it didn't feel like a race

    still not taking notes, reading big challenges, or reading more non-fiction like I wanted to tho

  • Nov 18, 2022
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    kogoyos

    impressive

    gonna make a thread at the start of December unless somebody else does about top 10 reads of the year, would love to see your list

    yea that's why this year I didn't put a numerical goal. I've read less books, but have chosen some longer ones and it didn't feel like a race

    still not taking notes, reading big challenges, or reading more non-fiction like I wanted to tho

    ya I'd love that!

    I love finding a book w/ notes in it but I never make notes in my own. And I never read non fiction. Do you have something non fiction waiting on your list?

  • Nov 18, 2022
    HrdBoildWndrlnd

    ya I'd love that!

    I love finding a book w/ notes in it but I never make notes in my own. And I never read non fiction. Do you have something non fiction waiting on your list?

    I've been meaning to read more history books. got a book about each World War and also wanna read History of the Peloponnesian War

    next year is the year lol

  • Nov 23, 2022
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    actually read the damn commie manifesto and The Republic

  • Nov 23, 2022
    rami

    actually read the damn commie manifesto and The Republic

    Manifests are for terrorists, why not read das kapital instead?

  • Nov 23, 2022

    looking to leap back into fiction, i miss getting lost into universes and getting attached to characters etc.

  • Dec 14, 2022
    gbluecheez

    Just read every day. Could be 1 page, could be 100. So far so good.

    read over 30 books this year

  • Dec 16, 2022

    i read 31 books this year, and it's the most i ever read in my life

  • Niggas speedrunning books itt just to sound intelectual saying they read x number of books

  • Dec 22, 2022
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    new title for the new year, same thread

    2023 looking like it's gonna be a busy year for me so not gonna set any numerical goals and just hope I can find time to read

    here are some general goals it would be cool to reach

    read more

    Cormac
    Toni Morrison
    Dostoevsky

    read some authors I've seen recommended/discussed in this section

    Don Carpenter
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    Herman Melville

    read more non fiction

    1 book about WWI, 1 book about WWII
    Isabel Wilkerson
    Hanif Abdurraqib

    read more in spanish

    keep reading Bola帽o and work my way up to 2666
    Mario Vargas Llosa
    Borges
    Fernanda Melchor

  • Dec 23, 2022

    definitely need to read more non-fiction, at least 20 books.

  • Dec 24, 2022

    Will update shortly

  • My reading habits for 2022 were abysmal. Gotta do better 20233

  • Dec 26, 2022

    I read 30 in 2022 so my goal will be to just read the same or more than that

    Hopefully will finally read the brothers karamazov and mason & dixon

    Also got gifted the entire dark tower series today so maybe that will be a fun thing to chip away at 馃

  • Dec 26, 2022
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    kogoyos

    new title for the new year, same thread

    2023 looking like it's gonna be a busy year for me so not gonna set any numerical goals and just hope I can find time to read

    here are some general goals it would be cool to reach

    read more

    Cormac
    Toni Morrison
    Dostoevsky

    read some authors I've seen recommended/discussed in this section

    Don Carpenter
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    Herman Melville

    read more non fiction

    1 book about WWI, 1 book about WWII
    Isabel Wilkerson
    Hanif Abdurraqib

    read more in spanish

    keep reading Bola帽o and work my way up to 2666
    Mario Vargas Llosa
    Borges
    Fernanda Melchor

    Damn, I definitely need to read more cormac mccarthy this year too. And more nabokov

  • Dec 26, 2022
    gbluecheez

    Damn, I definitely need to read more cormac mccarthy this year too. And more nabokov

  • Dec 26, 2022

    12 books planned for the year but I'd like to read more of course. The number isn't as important as just the habit of always having a book in rotation.

    These are my 12 books (1 a month minimum):
    Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
    Adulthood Rites & Imago (Octavia Butler)
    Neuromancer (William Gibson)
    Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoesvsky)
    Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
    Collected Fictions (Jorges Luis Borges)
    Sula (Toni Morrison)
    100 Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
    Project Hail Mary (Andy Weir)
    Dhahlgren (Samuel R. Delany)
    Black Buck (Mateo Askaripour)

    Now this is the solidified list but I'd like make room for more stuff when I finish these up.

    Stephen King
    Leo Tolstoy
    Roberto Bolano
    Brandon Sanderson
    Evan Winter
    NK Jemisin

    Other Goals:

    Don't buy more books than I'm reading.

    Only allowing myself one major book haul to start the year.

    Utilize the local library more.

    Mainly use second hand bookshops or Independent (specifically Black-Owned) Bookstores

    Avoid Barnes&Noble and Amazon (If possible)

    Read at least one self-published author (preferably unknown)

    Use my kindle more

  • read 5-10 books next year!

  • Dec 26, 2022

    my goal is one book

  • Dec 26, 2022

    I鈥檒l say 40 books and just go from there. It will probably be a lot of poetry