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A Bookish New Year’s Resolution!

December 31, 2010

So I managed to get through an entire year, tracking the titles of every book I read. And reviewing most of them, whether for the Ledger or my own amusement. Here’s the complete list.

I’m very pleased with myself. The grand total is: 111

Heading into 2011, I had an even better idea… I’m going to use the number of books I read this year to set aside a donation for charity. A dollar for each book.

And I’ve gotten my friend Jocelyn, another voracious reader, to join me. I’m not sure which one of us reads more. She’s an insomniac with a long commute. And I don’t know how, but I read over 100 books last year.

Every time I finish a book, I’m donating a dollar to the NYPL. Novels. Memoirs. YA. Nonfiction. Graphic novels. A buck a book. I’m putting it in a jar.

Logistics: I’ll be updating my book list here, as I did in 2010, with reviews of varying lengths.

Jaye will be updating her list here. I’ll post monthly recaps or so, for both of us.

Fee payable: to collection jar, upon completion and blog logging of book.

At the end of the year, I’ll write a check to the New York Public Library, for whatever the donation amount turns out to be.

Start Date: January 1, 2011

End Date: December 31, 2011

Anyone else want to join? Pick a bookish charity, set up a book jar or envelope, and start tracking books.


For every book I read in 2011, I’m donating $1 to the New York Public Library. Donate now to help them keep me in books!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2011 11:00 am

    Very cool. Not sure if I’ll follow suit, but it gives me some ideas for projects of my own…

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