Reading Challenge for 2012

9:36 am Kerry Beck, Reading

This post includes 2 challenges.
One for 2012.
One for 2011 – to win my book, Becoming a Homeschool Pro

2011 Challenge

If you’d like to enter to win my book, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog sharing your favorite book of 2011.  I’ll be picking a winner on Tuesday, January 3.  You can see my favorites of 2011 on the post below.

2012 Challenge

After I posted my favorite books of 2011, I read a comment from my friend, Paul Evans.  So far, he’s read 82 books this year.  WOW!!!  His goal next year is 104 (2/week)

I’ve read 41 books this year.  Will finish one more today/tomorrow to make it 42 (1/2 of Paul’s reading list).  I’m not sure I can make it to 100 next year, so I’m making my goal  manageable & public.  My goal is to read 52 books in 2012 – that’s 1 book each week. I think I can do it, even though I plan to start with Atlas Shrugged (big book, small print that I gave Steve last year).

Atlas Shrugged

Other books on my bedside table:

Brenda Warner biography

For Christmas, I gave this to my oldest daughter who is almost finished with it.  She says she can’t put it down. Read it all the way to Houston & back yesterday.

tim tebow biography

I gave this to my middle daughter and will have to wait until she is finished to read it.

18 Minutes Find Your Focus

Recommended by a friend

They say you are more likely to accomplish your goal if you make it public.  That’s why I’m posting it here, on twitter, and on facebook.

What is your reading goal for 2012? 

Feel free to post a comment below and let us know.


6 Responses
  1. Ann :

    Date: December 30, 2011 @ 11:14 am

    I love your goal. I think its a good one for everyone. We all need to read more. A book I started and haven’t finished yet is Magnificent Desolation, the long journey home from the moon, By Buzz Aldrin. My son and I had the pleasure of meeting him and his writing is really good. I recommend it.

  2. Nicole Burleson :

    Date: January 2, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    My word is going to be focus. As a homeschooling mom of 6, I feel like my days are spent flitting from one thing that needs done to the next with nothing ever being done to completion. I do not want to instill that in my children…

  3. Nicole Burleson :

    Date: January 2, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    Oops. I left the last comment on the wrong post. My favorite book this year was Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Arguing in You and Your Children.

  4. deb :

    Date: January 2, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Thanks for asking the question. My word is “dependence.” I long to live this year even more dependent on God in all I do ~ so prayer will be a key part of my new year too! Many thanks for sharing how Lou Holtz’s wife prayed for an hour each day – did it ever spur me on hearing that – to do the same and to get the book! Happy New Year!

  5. Alaska Bea :

    Date: January 7, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    25-30 sounds like a good number for me! I am not always the best at finishing books. Some I just read what I need and move on. Later, I may come back to the book. I can’t make a list, as I always hear of another I want to read. Or Robert Kiyosaki comes out with a new Time is sooooo short! Im trying to focus on things to better prepared my younguns & myself for fruitful service for our Redeemer!!

  6. Kerry :

    Date: January 9, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    I know what you mean by sticking to a list. I add new books to my site so I have a running list. Sometimes I go through dry spells and take another look at the list to see what I may have added several months ago. I love shelfari.

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