1. Set a concrete goal with the 2012 Reading Challenge. The idea is simple: Choose how many books you'd like to read this year. Maybe you want to read 20 books. Or 30. Or 100, if you're really ambitious. Once you've created your goal, we'll track the books you read and let you know if you're ahead of pace or falling behind. You can comment on your challenge and see your friends' goals. Last year, more than 150,000 people took the challenge, and on average, they aimed to read 65 books—that's more than one book per week! 2012 is shaping up to be an even bigger year, with more than 50,000 people already challenging themselves to read more than 3.7 million books!
To create a 2012 Reading Challenge of your own, click here!
2. Get recommendations to grow your to-read list. If you love books about sports, food writing, paranormal fantasy, or any imaginable genre, Goodreads can help you find incredible recommendations for more great books to read. Simply rate at least 20 books, and we'll recommend other titles we think you'll like. Create a shelf, such as "campus-novels" or "dystopic-coming-of-age" to get recommendations tailored to those books specifically. Or ask the Goodreads community of more than 6.5 million to suggest a great book!
3. Join a book club. Sometimes it's easier to read a book if you know there's going to be a great discussion at the end. Book clubs are terrific ways to stay motivated and keep on schedule with your reading. There are more than 17,000 book clubs on Goodreads, reading all kinds of books. Are you a sci-fi freak? Then check out The Sword and Laser. Looking for a book club that's local to your city? Use our groups near me feature to find just the right group. Book clubs on Goodreads are currently reading almost 10,000 books!
Let us help you make 2012 the year you read more books!