I read 50 books in 2008 after setting a meager goal of 20 books. I was assuming that I would be too slogged with schoolwork, which was for the most part true. I read a ton of books over the summer, though.
This year, in 2009, I am setting a goal of 40 books.
Below is a list of what I read in 2008. The list isn’t really a good reflection of the reading I’ve done. Some of the things below aren’t proper “books”. I’ve also read probably thousands of blog posts, hundreds of news articles, and many long documents for school. Perhaps one cool app would be to calculate roughly how many words one reads a day.
The number before the book info is my rating from 1 to 10. I tend to vote higher for what I consider to be original ideas or research…although sometimes I get really bored with some books and rate them lower as a result.