My New Reading Goal for 2012

Late in 2011, I decided that I wanted to read 1,000 books in 2012. Feeling like a chicken, on January 1 I set my reading goal at 700 books. The number 1,000 just seemed too daunting. My good friend Alyson Beecher encouraged me to dream for 1,000, so around January 10 I upped up goal to 1,000.

I am off to a pretty good start!

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Colbyhasread 114 books toward a goal of 1000 books.


Ten Books That Stand Out:

2012 Books:

The Mighty Miss Malone

Looking at Lincoln


Pre 2012 Books:

The Bravest Woman in America

Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World

A Monster Calls

Lost and Found

In a Blue Room

Top #Nerdbery (My favorite Newbery Medal book that I’ve read so far this year)

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Books of Wonder)

Top #Nerdcott (My favorite Caldecott Book that I’ve read this year)

Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book 2)

Five Books I’m Dying to Read


The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Babymouse #16: Babymouse for President


5 thoughts on “My New Reading Goal for 2012

  1. Colby – Thanks for the shout-out. I tried setting my goal for lower this year to provide more time to read MG and YA novels; however, the Caldecott Challenge and Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge seem to have me deeply ensconced in picture books again. Good luck with your goal and hope you have a lot of fun while working to reach it.


  2. Yay Colby! My goal is 300 because sometimes I feel like I’m rushing through books and I wanted to savor them. That being said – the #nerdcott is going to get me there way early if I continue at the pace I’m at. I’m going to reevaluate in a few weeks to see if I need to change my goal.

    And I am anxiously awaiting all the books you wrote you were dying to read. 2012 will be a great year of reading!


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