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Too many books, not enough time

Today I read a Twitter post written by a man whose father has just died of pancreatic cancer. This man said that when his father was told he had limited time left, his response was, “But I have so many more books to read.”

I have 145 books on my “to-be-read” list, and many more that I haven’t added to the list because my list is already too long. I know I will never have time to read all of the books I want to read.

Unless I make a plan…

The most books I have ever read in a year was 105, and many of those books were children’s books and were quickly read.

My Goodreads goal this year is to read 75 books — about 2 books a week. With no new books added to my lists, I can clear my list in 2 years — but there is no way I will not be adding books to my list.

My new plan is to read (or listen to if I’m driving) 200 pages a day for the next 6 weeks (what is left of summer break 2021). Once school begins, I will plan on reading 100 pages a day.

Anyone want to join me in this reading challenge?

We can call it “Clear the TBR Lists.”

Let me know what you think — can it be done?

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