I'll just put it out there: my number was 14. 14 books, I read from cover to cover in 2011. This might seem like a fail from the perspective that it is 36 books short, but I can't help but think about how much more 14 probably is than how much I read in 2010 or 2009. (Won't go back too far because I was a freakin' book-monster as a kid.)
The lesson learned? I'm going try the book challenge once again this year. I am 99.9% certain I won't reach 50 by December 31, 2012, but I'm 110% sure I'll be proud of how much I accomplish. At the end, it really isn't about the number, but about maintaining the habit to pick up a book rather than get on Facebook when you have downtime in this low-literate generation.
Let's be literate, friends.
New page on my blog: "50 Books"