How Many Books Do You Read Per Year

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Postby Pammy Rainroad » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:11 pm

At least 30 books. :rolleyes: Not as much as I'd like though since I'm busy with school and band.

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Postby Madison Grant » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:10 pm

[color="#4169E1"][/color]I'm not sure exactly how many I read, but I keep a list in a journal. Along with recommendations from people. If anyone has a favorite book I should read, let me know!

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Postby Astra Holt » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:12 pm

It says school books don't count--how about school books that you read just for fun, like someone else's schoolbook, or a schoolbook that you had from a prior class?

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Postby Tom Foster » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:02 am

I have no idea how many books I read a year, maybe about 6 or 7.
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Postby St.John Aloisius Sloots » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:49 am

Greetings All:

I belong to an online book club whose members endeavor to read at least 50 books a year. In 2008 I read 33 books and last year I made it to 38 :( Maybe this year I will make into the 40s. I made a good start and have presently read three so far.

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Postby Karen Circa » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:55 am

I read 28 books in 2009. I tend to read more when it's the summer time because when I am in school I don't read anything besides school books. My favorite book from last year was Beautiful Creatures. It really captured me with its spooky characters and great southern america plotline!
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Postby Ely Granger » Mon May 24, 2010 9:30 pm

more than 25
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Postby Laurie Lovegood » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:43 pm

I don't keep track, but I HAVE to read at least 100. I can usually read a book in a day or a couple, and I am always reading...
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Postby Jason Knight » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:01 pm

I usally read well over 50 books a year. :)

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Postby Amelia Grace Ledbetter » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:41 am

I read way over 10 books a year. My parents refuse to buy me books unless its a special occasion because they know I'll tear through it in less than a day. I don't usually read that much during the school year due to homework and cheering at football games, but I can get through quite a few in the summers.
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Postby Chandrika Sundari » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:24 am

Being that I've read nearly 10 in the last 2-3 months I'd calculate that I definitely read more than ten in a year. Right now I'm catching up on a series of Clone Wars era book in the Star Wars universe, but normally I like to alternate genres to keep things interesting. I throw in a full reread of old favorites when I feel like it. I'll be re-reading Deathly Hallows at least once before part one comes out in theaters.

On textbooks: I have a lot of books that were technically textbooks for my classes but are either history-related fiction (like Enemy at the Gates or The Other Boleyn Girl) or a nonfiction/other book that was used in the class (example: Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces). I also read classic literature out of my old Literature book, which I kept since I'd already bought it and it takes up less space than the individual stories/books. Lastly I have a vast amount of reference books related to Harry Potter, Star Wars, creative writing, and history/culture which I peruse from time to time. But all that's in addition to my casual reading. :P

Oh and I check out a LOT of young adult/children's books on behalf of my mom who is an assistant librarian. Most of those I read in an hour or two to a day or so, depending on the length. I help them decide if the content is Elementary level.
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Postby Lily Diggory » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:20 am

I'd say I read at least 50 if not more.
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Postby Chantal Forget » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:49 am

Ohh, I'm so bad for this! Since my piano teacher lives right around the corner from the library, we tend to go there every week :D I go through books like crazy, and when I'm reading a particularly good one, I will zone out background noises.. which leads to people trying to talk to me for quite a while before I realize anything :P This also tends to make me procrastinate doing other things, such as homework and chores. ;)
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Postby Kai Daniels » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:14 pm

I usually read 1-2 books a week, so thats nearly 100 books a year!

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Postby Jem Reed » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:50 am

I average 5-6 books a year. And it should be noted that the books I read are printed in size 8 font and are at least 400-500 pages long. Being a single mom the fact that I can average 5 books a year is a pretty amazing feat.

Back in high school I averaged about 50 a year. I could end up reading a good 25 novels during the course of the summer alone. Summer break is the best time for reading classics such as Gone with the Wind, To kill a Mocking Bird, Treasure Island, Phantom of the Opera, Withering Heights, and The catcher in the Rye. Heck, I remember reading through The Hobbit and all three Lord of the Rings books in less than two weeks the summer after 7th grade.

Although I must ask if reading fictional books that we were assigned to read for class counts? Lord of the Flies, 1984, The Cobra Effect, and The Hot Zone were all books I has to read for either Honors English or AP (Advanced Placement) Biology my Junior year; and that's just to name a few. Not to mention Senior year with AP English classes.
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Postby North Ellwood » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:57 am

It usually takes me about two weeks to read a book, so that's about 20 books a year. I used to read a lot more when I was younger and our homework was considerably less.
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Postby Kate Quinn » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:09 pm

This year I've actually been keeping track of which books I read so that I know the real answer to this question! My goal for the year is 100, and I have read 53 so far (I'm a bit behind).
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Postby Anneliese Lee » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:15 am

Well, I read pretty fast, so I usually go through a few books a week. Probably over 100, a year. :)
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Postby Enid Labs » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:46 am

I'm not really sure about how much books do I really read per year. I may read a lot... but as I know, and recently I have not so much time to read (muggle school things) I put 7-10 books, but surely, counting school books I read a lot more. :)

(Edited: I counted how many books I've read and I've already passed the 10 books.)
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Postby Lisette Westerveldt » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:54 pm

Agreed. I usually don't have time to read new, non-school related books, due to massive amounts of homework, extracurriculars, sports, etc...

But I do a lot of re-reading of my books, as well as large amounts of reading on fanfiction ^^
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