I consider myself an avid reader. I’ve always read a lot, but when I first started blogging, my reading life exploded – I read over 200 books per year for those first couple of years. I thought this was A LOT. Then I saw some other bloggers who read over 300 books a year and I was astounded. I can often read a book in a day, but I certainly don’t do it every day.
Then there are those book bloggers who I see struggle to 20 books a year, and I was equally shocked. I just assumed that everyone who writes a book blog reads tons of books. I thought you had to because, otherwise, what would you write about, right? But that’s not true. I’ve since realized that there’s PLENTY to discuss about books, even if you only read one or two a month. It made me take a step back from some of my assumptions.
Right now, I’ve settled in at about 150 books a year. With my homeschooling and editing (and blogging, of course!) that’s about all I can do, and I’m happy with that. But it made me curious about how much other people read and how happy you are with that number. I decided to do a quick survey!
So, how many books do you read? Are you happy with that number?