What is a reasonable book goal for a year?
Total Number of Books
This is probably the most common target in the bookish community. On Goodreads, I have seen people set a goal of reading 200 books in a year!
There are many things you can do to improve your life, but reading 50 books per year might be what provides the most overall value. You get the most results out of what you put into it. If you're looking for a new year's resolution, don't try to give up ice cream or go to the gym 8 days a week.
Reading Goal #1: Read More Books
Generally, the most common of the reading goals for adults is the simple goal of reading a specific number of books. This is the basic concept of the Goodreads Challenge. You say I want to read x number of books this year and then track your progress.
A few more interesting kernels from the data: Women read an average of 15.7 books in 2021, while men read only 9.5. And the number of books consumed dropped by age, with adults aged 18-34 reading 13 books for the year, compared to 12.5 books for those between 35-54, and 12 books for those older than 55.
Reading 100 books in a year is an accomplishment. For most people, it will stretch their horizons and stretch their brain to its limit. But it won't make you smarter unless what you read actually starts to impact the way that you live.
Set a specific and realistic reading goal.
For example, if you read one book last year and you want to read more books this year, then maybe your goal can be to have 6 or 12 books read this year (one every month or every other month).
7-8 books: The Legendary Bookworm
There's no other way of putting it: you're a lumbricus terrestris tearing its way through pages like damp earth.
Phonics—understanding that the sounds in speech relate to letters. Fluency—ability to read with speed and accuracy. Vocabulary—understanding of individual word meanings. Reading Comprehension—ability to get meaning from text.
Avid readers are the type who can read roughly a book a week. It's easy to imagine these super readers as being speed readers. However, you can read 50 books per year even if you aren't particularly fast. It doesn't require a massive time commitment, either.
Reading 20 pages per day is 30 books per year.
Can you read 1000 books in a year?
A novel averages 100,000 words. One hour of reading per day can hit 30-40 books per year. Six hours of reading per day can hit 200-250 books per year. To read 1,000 books in a year, you need to read 22 hours per day.