[Poll] How Many Books do You Want to Read in 2020?

Jan 06, 2020 | Posted by Bobby in Articles

I was talking to someone about how long it takes to read 10 books a year. I actually took the time to find out, you can read about it here.

Then I decided I wanted to read about 30 books this year (2020) after failing at my 50 books challenge in 2019. I only read 20-something.

How many books do you want to read?


Also, if you want some public accountability, why don’t you fill in the comments below that article with your name (or GoodReads profile link) and the number of books you want to read. And I’ll be sure to nudge you every 3 months to ask you how it’s going.

By the way, my GoodReads account is here, if you want to friend me and see how I fail this year as well.

If you want to know how much you need to read daily to reach your goal, I’ve put together a simple calculator you can use.

26 Comments

  1. Yoga sudha

    January 08, 2020 at 7:04 am

    I definitely gonna finish my 2020 challenge

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 5:15 am

      How many books? πŸ™‚

      Reply

  2. Aurelie Fomum

    January 08, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I want to read 12books in 2020. I’d be grateful for your help in keeping me accountable to increase my chances of reaching this goal. I used to be an avid reader before motherhood came and changed everything. I’m excited to reconnect with the world of books again.

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 5:16 am

      12 books is a good goal. Why push it when you know how busy you will be? If it’s gonna happen that you read more, well, it’s a bonus πŸ™‚

      Reply

  3. Giancarlo

    January 08, 2020 at 8:21 am

    One book per week. 52 by the end of 2020. Less tv, less smartphone = more books. I wish I did it before but better now than never !

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 5:16 am

      Man, keep me updated!

      Reply

  4. Adrian

    January 08, 2020 at 8:33 am

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 5:17 am

      I want to say Good Luck! but it doesn’t really make sense, right? I mean, what’s luck when it’s up to you to read so much? πŸ™‚

      Reply

  5. Angi

    January 08, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Last year I actually had to increase the challenge on Goodreads, so this year I thought to go a bit β€˜wild’. It’s a delightful activity and I hardly associate it with a challenge, but yes, it requires discipline.
    Not totally sure but last year I think I created the challenge on Goodreads after having read an article here, on how to read 52 books in a year or something similar. So thanks, it’s been fun.
    Here’s my account, I’d love a good cheer:
    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10967976-angi

    Reply

  6. G Rico

    January 08, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Hi,

    I’ll share with you my 2020 reading plan. Each month I have other fiction , in case I finish my book earlier.
    Also I’m getting leverage on Q1 that’s when I have the most will and energy coming to a new year.

    15 Books

    3- Jan
    2 – Feb
    1 – Mar
    1- Apr
    1- May
    1- Jun
    1- Jul
    1- Aug
    1- Sep
    1 – Oct
    1- Nov
    1- Dec

    Hope this helps anyone that might wonder how to setup a simple 12month reading plan

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 5:23 am

      Man, how can you do this? I never keep to my plan if I try something like this. I can read 5 books in a week if it’s something I really enjoy, but then I don’t read any books for 2 months.

      Reply

  7. Mara

    January 09, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Hi Bobby,

    I’ve challenged myself to read 20 books this year – you can check my evolution here – https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11905816-mara.

    Good luck with your reading challenge! πŸ™‚

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 5:24 am

      Thanks, I’ll need it! Good luck with yours as well πŸ™‚

      Reply

      • Kirti

        January 19, 2020 at 9:20 am

        I would like to read at least 10 books in 2020

      • Bobby

        January 19, 2020 at 1:20 pm

        Well, I’ll try to help you get to that πŸ™‚

  8. Simona

    January 09, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Hi,

    Last year I read 58 books, but this year I want to read less and focus on quality, so my goal is 40. I will overachieve it, for sure, but not by much πŸ™‚

    It’s great to see initiatives that support reading and that the focus is changing from social media to more meaningful things.

    Good luck with your challenge! πŸ™‚

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 6:45 am

      How do you choose “quality”? Do you just stop reading a book if it’s not what you want?

      Reply

      • Simona

        January 10, 2020 at 10:19 am

        There’s what I call “tram/metro reading”. Easy to read books, less than 300 pages long, with easy to understand writing and themes. I wouldn’t take a 700 pages book (like Shantaram) with me on the tram. And yes, I have stopped reading 1-2 books last year because the title and description didn’t fit my expectation on the subject. This year I plan to read more autobiographies, or well documented books, that stand the test of time.

  9. Denisa

    January 09, 2020 at 6:45 am

    Last year, I achieved my goal of 50 books, but I think I was a little too focused on my goal and not enough on actually taking the lessons out of them. So this year mindfully reading 25 books.

    https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/86935247-denisa-d

    Good luck!

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 09, 2020 at 6:47 am

      Good for you! Wow, 50 books… I managed it once or twice, but it wasn’t easy.

      Reply

      • Denisa

        January 17, 2020 at 2:37 am

        Not easy at all, but so worth it!

  10. Mona Tellier

    January 15, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Want to read 40 books. Last year I made 38.

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      Nice! Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go! πŸ™‚

      Reply

  11. Mohsin

    January 17, 2020 at 11:58 am

    i’ll read 10 books this year. I’ll appreciate if you ask me about it.

    Reply

    • Bobby

      January 19, 2020 at 6:29 am

      No problem, I will πŸ™‚

      Reply

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