Goodreads Challenge For The Year Met June 23rd

Well, my Goodreads goal for 2014 has been met as of June 23rd. 150 books, 41,119 pages (averaging out at 279 pages per book so not all were chapbooks, some big and some small). What will I do for the rest of the year now? Probably read.

I could set my goal higher. However, the goal isn’t about an actual number. I think a commitment to reading is the big thing, not how fast or how many. That depends on the person and really isn’t important. I just pick 150 per year because that means I’m devoting a good amount of time to reading. It’s an at least, and that’s all I’m really interested in. The actual total for the year is much less significant to me.

I’ll probably keep reading…and not increase my goal on Goodreads.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading so far this year:

Stones for Ibarra (tie-in edition)
Jun 23, 2014 [edit]
Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine
Jun 22, 2014 [edit]
Barrel Fever
Jun 22, 2014 [edit]
Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #7)
Jun 22, 2014 [edit]
Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me
Jun 22, 2014 [edit]
Leaf Storm and Other Stories
Jun 21, 2014 [edit]
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Jun 21, 2014 [edit]
The Bikings
Jun 21, 2014 [edit]
The Day of the Locust
Jun 20, 2014 [edit]
Let Go and Go On and On: A Novel
Jun 20, 2014 [edit]
The Feast of Love
Jun 19, 2014 [edit]
Ninety-two in the Shade
Jun 19, 2014 [edit]
The Bad Girl
Jun 14, 2014 [edit]
Participants
Jun 11, 2014 [edit]
Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Jun 10, 2014 [edit]
The Rag Literary Magazine, Issue 6
Jun 10, 2014 [edit]
The Good Soldier
Jun 09, 2014 [edit]
Stranger Danger
Jun 07, 2014 [edit]
All the Light We Cannot See
Jun 06, 2014 [edit]
Notable American Women
Jun 04, 2014 [edit]
American Gymnopedies
Jun 04, 2014 [edit]
Paradise (Toni Morrison Trilogy, #3)
Jun 02, 2014 [edit]
If There's Any Truth In a Northbound Train
May 31, 2014 [edit]
How to Kill a Rock Star
May 30, 2014 [edit]
Above All Men
May 29, 2014 [edit]
My House in Umbria
May 25, 2014 [edit]
Homer & Langley
May 24, 2014 [edit]
The Confabulist: A Novel
May 24, 2014 [edit]
Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
May 23, 2014 [edit]
Once I Was Cool: Personal Essays
May 21, 2014 [edit]
The Makioka Sisters
May 20, 2014 [edit]
The Everlasting Story of Nory
May 20, 2014 [edit]
Green Lights
May 16, 2014 [edit]
City of Boys
May 16, 2014 [edit]
Cementville
May 15, 2014 [edit]
The New Black
May 13, 2014 [edit]
Independent People
May 12, 2014 [edit]
In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #6)
May 12, 2014 [edit]
The Fun We've Had
May 10, 2014 [edit]
Skinny Dip
May 09, 2014 [edit]
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
May 09, 2014 [edit]
YOU HEAR AMBULANCE SOUNDS AND THINK THEY ARE FOR YOU
May 08, 2014 [edit]
I Have to Tell You
May 08, 2014 [edit]
The Possibilities
May 07, 2014 [edit]
The Old Neighborhood: A Novel
May 06, 2014 [edit]
All the King's Men
May 04, 2014 [edit]
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
May 04, 2014 [edit]
Four Fathers
May 02, 2014 [edit]
A Widow for One Year
May 2014 [edit]
Nine Rabbits
May 2014 [edit]
I'll Take You There
Apr 27, 2014 [edit]
The Man Who Loved Children
Apr 24, 2014 [edit]
The Indiscreet Jewels
Apr 21, 2014 [edit]
Morality for Beautiful Girls (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #3)
Apr 20, 2014 [edit]
On The Backs of Dragons
Apr 19, 2014 [edit]
The Free
Apr 18, 2014 [edit]
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Apr 17, 2014 [edit]
Lives of Girls and Women
Apr 15, 2014 [edit]
Revenge of the Scammed
Apr 15, 2014 [edit]
The Swan Gondola
Apr 14, 2014 [edit]
We Are Not Ourselves
Apr 12, 2014 [edit]
Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place
Apr 12, 2014 [edit]
The Blazing World
Apr 10, 2014 [edit]
Blood and Guts in High School
Apr 10, 2014 [edit]
A Thousand Acres
Apr 09, 2014 [edit]
What Happened Here
Apr 08, 2014 [edit]
Budding Prospects: A Pastoral
Apr 07, 2014 [edit]
An Untamed State
Apr 06, 2014 [edit]
Saul and Patsy
Apr 06, 2014 [edit]
Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero
Apr 05, 2014 [edit]
The Color Master: Stories
Mar 30, 2014 [edit]
Paprika
Mar 29, 2014 [edit]
The White Tiger
Mar 27, 2014 [edit]
Cavedweller
Mar 25, 2014 [edit]
Calmer Shores
Mar 23, 2014 [edit]
The Afterlife
Mar 23, 2014 [edit]
My Father's House: A Novella
Mar 22, 2014 [edit]
Miss Wyoming
Mar 22, 2014 [edit]
The Edible Woman
Mar 22, 2014 [edit]
Lantern Jaws
Mar 21, 2014 [edit]
In Memoriam to Identity
Mar 21, 2014 [edit]
The Empathy Exams: Essays
Mar 18, 2014 [edit]
The Meaning of Names
Mar 17, 2014 [edit]
If I had Wings these Windmills would be Dead
Mar 16, 2014 [edit]
French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
Mar 16, 2014 [edit]
The Full Cupboard of Life (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #5)
Mar 14, 2014 [edit]
Atmospheres
Mar 13, 2014 [edit]
Too Heavy to Carry
Mar 13, 2014 [edit]
Hornblower During the Crisis (Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order, #4)
Mar 13, 2014 [edit]
Twilight of the Wolves
Mar 12, 2014 [edit]
Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma: A Novel
Mar 12, 2014 [edit]
The Book of Dave
Mar 11, 2014 [edit]
The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice
Mar 07, 2014 [edit]
Black Cloud
Mar 07, 2014 [edit]
A Year in Provence
Mar 04, 2014 [edit]
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #4)
Mar 2014 [edit]
Difficult Loves
Feb 28, 2014 [edit]
Strip Tease
Feb 27, 2014 [edit]
Deathless
Feb 26, 2014 [edit]
Saving Fish From Drowning
Feb 25, 2014 [edit]
Air in the Paragraph Line #13
Feb 20, 2014 [edit]
You Are Sloth!
Feb 19, 2014 [edit]
A Book of Memories
Feb 18, 2014 [edit]
Stormy Weather
Feb 15, 2014 [edit]
Century's Son: A Novel
Feb 12, 2014 [edit]
Glue
Feb 09, 2014 [edit]
Misadventure
Feb 09, 2014 [edit]
Leviathan
Feb 08, 2014 [edit]
Bald New World
Feb 07, 2014 [edit]
Dear Life: Stories
Feb 05, 2014 [edit]
Breakup: The End of a Love Story
Feb 04, 2014 [edit]
Toujours Provence
Feb 04, 2014 [edit]
Burmese Days
Feb 03, 2014 [edit]
The Prodigal
Feb 02, 2014 [edit]
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Feb 02, 2014 [edit]
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Feb 02, 2014 [edit]
Blonde
Feb 2014 [edit]
The Hotel New Hampshire
Jan 29, 2014 [edit]
Lavando La Dirty Laundry
Jan 29, 2014 [edit]
Orfeo
Jan 29, 2014 [edit]
Tollbooth
Jan 28, 2014 [edit]
Unaccustomed Earth
Jan 27, 2014 [edit]
The Way of All Flesh
Jan 26, 2014 [edit]
Die You Doughnut Bastards
Jan 26, 2014 [edit]
A Very StrangeHouse Christmas
Jan 25, 2014 [edit]
Don't Start Me Talkin'
Jan 24, 2014 [edit]
Aaron's Rod
Jan 23, 2014 [edit]
Star Island
Jan 22, 2014 [edit]
Lost in Space: A Father's Journey There and Back Again
Jan 21, 2014 [edit]
Death by Zamboni
Jan 20, 2014 [edit]
Live from Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal
Jan 20, 2014 [edit]
The Sea-God's Herb: Reviews and Essays
Jan 19, 2014 [edit]
McHumans
Jan 13, 2014 [edit]
Death Comes for the Archbishop
Jan 13, 2014 [edit]
The Rink
Jan 12, 2014 [edit]
Dinner At The Vomitropolis
Jan 12, 2014 [edit]
A Life in Men
Jan 11, 2014 [edit]
Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt
Jan 08, 2014 [edit]
Metronome
Jan 08, 2014 [edit]
The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone
Jan 08, 2014 [edit]
Midnight Circus: Classic Lit on the Side (Volume 2)
Jan 07, 2014 [edit]
Summer Sisters
Jan 07, 2014 [edit]
Don't Stop the Carnival
Jan 06, 2014 [edit]
Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits
Jan 06, 2014 [edit]
Mirror Mirror
Jan 04, 2014 [edit]
Angelicus ex Machina
Jan 03, 2014 [edit]
McTeague
Jan 02, 2014 [edit]
Box Cutters
Jan 2014 [edit]
A Dance With Death (The Grimm Chronicles episodes 11 and 12)
Jan 2014 [edit]
The Salmon of Doubt (Dirk Gently, #3 included)
Jan 2014 [edit]
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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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