Thursday, February 19, 2009

100 Books in a Year

I set myself a goal of reading 100 books in 2009, which I realized I haven't mentioned elsewhere. I'm not sure that I can hit this goal, but I thought it would be interesting to try. I'll be posting short reviews on the books that I've read so far on the site.

The first of these reviews applies to the two books of the Golden Age trilogy that I read in January and February and quite enjoyed. You can read my earlier post about the trilogy here.


Aaron DaMommio said...

That's a good one. And next year, as a stretch goal, you can complete 100 choose-your-own-adventure books.

Aaron DaMommio said...

Wait a minute. It took me a while to do the math here. That's a book every 3.65 days. That's nuts. When will you have time to review all my writing?

Doug said...


Yes, I probably will not reach this goal. As much as anything else, it's intended to keep me from moping about or wasting time on the computer when I'm not working on a freelance contract.

The other secret is the Very Short Introduction series of books by Oxford University Press. They are about 150 pages or less each, on an incredibly wide range of topics. I finished books on Hinduism and Buddhism recently and have another on social anthropology. So I read those.

In January I finished 9 books, for February it looks like I'll be lucky to read 5 or 6.