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How many books in a year do you read (your best guess)? Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?
I'm taking a 2015 Reading Challenge this year. We work from a suggested book list - book with a color in the title, book written by an author whose initials are the same as yours, etc. It will be interesting to see if I read any more this year than in past years.
I haven't done much reading lately--I blame college for burning me out--but I vastly prefer fiction over nonfiction. I'm real big into the sci-fi and fantasy genres, and of course, that kind of thing is tricky to do in nonfiction because, well, we sure as shoot don't have elves or light-speed travel in the real world.
Probably a couple of dozen. I like both, but tend to spend more time reading non-fiction, often because I need to learn how to do something or I am doing research for projects etc.
When I was still in High school, which was only 2 years ago at this point, I would probably say I read anywhere between 20-30 books a year if not every 6 months. Fiction of course, I can barely stand most nonfiction and I wouldn't ever Willingly go near a book list that didn't have things I personally picked.
Now I rarely read because I dont ever go to a library anymore.
I probably read about 10 -12 books every year. Love both fiction and non-fiction. I get inspiration, encouragement, helpful knowledge and a bit of healthy laughter from both. Interesting challenge Danette.
I'm on my eleventh (!) book of this year already... with two more in the "on deck" circle that I have to read thru before they're due back at the library! One of my New Year's resolutions was that I was going to read more in 2015, I'm certainly living up to it. (haha)
I read a lot of fiction growing up (mainly action/adventure, sci-fi and horror) but over the past few years I've found myself reading a lot more non-fiction - mainly histories of film/music genres, biographies of performers/personalities that I admire, etc. So far everything I've read this year has been in that area.
I've actually been keeping book lists since I was in high school! I write the title and the author, always; other details have shifted over the years. I once kept track of page numbers, once I tried a "rating" system but could never decide on what # stars to give a book!
Anyway, the number tends to be between 25 and 50, depending on how good a year it is.
I read more fiction, but lately have been drawn toward non if the subject is very interesting or is told in story format. Ultimately I just want something unique. I'll take anything as long as it doesn't feel like I'm reading the same plot and/or facts over and over again. I constantly mix it up with fav genres.
Have fun with your reading challenge!
Starting with fiction and moving toward non-fiction seems to be a pattern with a lot of folks. I read a lot of action/thrillers and they do tend to run together. I hope when I write mine, my character/plots will be unique enough not to bore readers!
For the last few years I've averaged about 10 books per year. Which I personally find kind of pitiful. I increased my amount to 20 this year, but so far it's slow going. I generally like to read fiction, but have found myself gravitating towards non-fiction as I get older.
Depending on the length of the book, I average about one a week. I prefer mostly fiction and use n'f for reference. But if a book goes over 400 pages hen it takes me longer, it took me over a month to read Stephen King's The Stand and Fall of Giants-Ken Follet took a while as well.
A month is quite good timing for The Stand, especially if you read the uncut version! Good point that the page numbers make a big difference - it's not as simple as the number of books themselves.
I try to limit it to 50 pages a day or I would get nothing else done. Sometimes more if I am trying to finish a book. When I read something on my kindle, I am not aware of how many pages I read and sometimes I read faster that way.
I agree with Amanda, it isn't the number of pages as much as the density of the material. I read The Stand years ago when it first came out - one of my favorite Stephen King books.
Rarely, if icould reada book per year, consider lucky, i wish i could spend more time on reading. I love kids books, enid blyton
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