I'm genuinely curious about how much other people, especially writers, read. Is there a book count per week, month or year you try to hit? Or do you focus on reading a certain amount of pages per day? Maybe you just read with no plans and read when you can?

Personally, I have a soft goal of reading 60 books per year. I say soft because I don't mind too much if I don't meet it and I often count things like graphic novels or comics towards that number.

When I'm in the reading zone, I'll read through a book every 3 or 4 days. When I'm not it takes me a bit longer, maybe a week or a week and a half. There are also times that I don't read anything for long stretches because I just don't feel like it. Sometimes it just really depends on my mood or how receptive I am to the book I'm reading.

I have recently been trying to set myself a goal of reading 50 to 100 pages a day because I read a lot through my public library. Like most people, I have a giant "to-read" pile and I am on hold for a lot of those books at the library. Since I read mostly through an app (Libby/Overdrive) I sometimes get multiple books I've had on hold for ages and it's read it or wait several weeks (or months) again.

Anyways, I'm just curious if some people plan out there reading or go with the flow, or maybe both?

Source: reddit post


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