The good news is I am a mere three books away from reading the number of books I read during the entirety of 2015, and we still have three full months of reading ahead of us. This is potentially going to be a very good reading year (even if the combination/make up of books is not quite what I had hoped it might be).
The bad news is . . . look at these crazy-tall piles of books I have in progress. Whatever have I been thinking? Obviously my desires do not match my available reading time. But then having the time to read everything I want has never stopped me in the past.
Now the question is as we begin (scary thought) winding down the year. Do I make a list of books I absolutely want to finish this year, weed out these piles of books of stories I am just not into, and try and whittle down the piles as I cross finished books of said list? That is what I have done to varying degrees of success in the past. The end of the year reading dilemma sets in. Why am I always so distracted by new books and the urge to start whatever whenever I like. I am absolutely dedicated and tenacious about certain things in my life. But tell me about a book or invite me to read along and I am more than happy to throw my hat into the ring.
Since I am not a 'one book at a time' reader, my idea (always) is to pick three and spend all my reading time with them, and as I finish one to add a new (new being one of these in progress books) into the mix. Sounds easy, doesn't it.
What can I do to motivate myself to stick with these books and finish them? Hmm. Suggestions welcome.