Thursday, December 1, 2011

Monthly Wrap Up - November 2011

With two trips and the Thanksgiving holiday being this month, I had an okay month of reading.

Books that I read in November:

Before I started book blogging and reading other book blogs, I thought reading at least 2 books a month was awesome.  However when I see people post about reading 4 or 5 books a week AT THE LEAST, I think to myself, “When do they have time to do anything else?”  For awhile I felt like a horrible reader, but I had to come to terms that I can only read at a pace I am comfortable with.  STOP comparing myself to others. 

My name is Book Snob Wannabe and I am a slow reader…. LOL

Living at the library:
Since getting my library card active again, I have been going crazy with checking out books.  Knowing what I am a slow reader, I should not even step FOOT in a library until I get my “currently reading” list down, but I keep running to that library getting books… Smh….

2011 Book Challenges:
I basically decided to give up on them (well I decided this awhile ago) and start fresh in 2012.  I have a more structured plan on completing them so it will be easy for me to keep up with them all. 

Goodreads 2011 Reading Challenge:
I challenged myself to reading 25 books this year and I am at 14 (15 by the end of the weekend).  Since by the end of next week I will be finish with my finals, I think that it will be realistic to finish 10 books in ONE month……. (even though I have NEVER done this).

I am still debating on how many books I want to challenge myself to read next year.  Being that I am getting back into the grove of reading and actually dedicating time to it, I may aim for 40-50 books next year.  

It all depends on how December goes...... 

How was your month of reading?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Shannon @ Reading Has Purpose said...

I'm in a reading slump. I had two books back to back that I did not finish and I just haven't gotten back into the swing of it. I'm reading a book now and I think it will be the last one I attempt to read this year.

Looking forward to tackling several of the books on my TBR list next year. I still haven't signed up for any challenges. Don't know if I will.

Book Snob Wannabe said...

Totally understand how it is when one is in a book slump. I was in one at the beginning of the year and again at the beginning of the summer.

For some strange reason I am planning to sign up for TONS of challenges. Maybe this will help me get to my book goal next year.