At the beginning of the year, I set a reading goal for myself, mostly for fun. I was going to read 50 books in 2013 because, well, I know I can do it, but I haven't done it since I finished up my masters degree.
I'm doing pretty good so far -- I've read 28 books so far, on top of some rereads. (Tragic underemployment's good for something at least.)
But since consolidating all of my books in one place instead of scattered between several houses/cars/boxes, I've decided that I should've made my reading goal a bit more specific:
Read all the books that I've bought since 2010 and not read and/or finished yet.
This wouldn't quite bring me to 50 books, but it would be a fair accomplishment anyway:
The Mai and Portia Coughlan, Marina Carr
The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien
Oscar Wilde, Richard Ellmann
Plays 2, Tom Murphy
Bondagers & The Straw Chair, Sue Glover
Speaking Like Magpies, Frank McGuinness
The Better Mousetrap, Tom Holt
Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde
December Bride, Sam Hanna Bell
The Leavetaking, John McGahern
The Burning, Stewart Conn
Plays 2, Stewart Parker
The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde, Neil McKenna
Over the Bridge and Other Plays, Sam Thompson
Modern Ireland: 1600-1972, R F Foster
Selected Plays, Hugh Leonard
Made in America, Bill Bryson
If I read all those, it wouldn't quite get me to 50 for the year, but it would get me pretty close. So should I add a bonus reading challenge for myself? Hmm.