3,000 Books

If I read 76 books a year until I’m 80 years old I will have read 3,000 books.

Of course, I don’t know the actual number of books I’ve read. I only know that I’ve read or listened to approximately 82 books in the last 3 years. A few of those are books I remember reading while growing up (real books).

If I could remember all the books I read growing up the full number would probably be closer to 150, or at least I hope it would.

So basically, my depth of reading is pretty sad.

I recently started twittering about my book reading over at 3000books. I also have the domain 3000books.com, but I haven’t set anything up on it yet. When I get around to it it’ll be a book reading blog, naturally.

My most recent reads:

I am currently listening to The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey and just started reading The Fellowship of the Ring By J.R.R. Tolkien.

I’m still poking along at several books on dailylit: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A Tale of Two Cities, and Little Women. Whew!

Not that that’s enough. I just purchased The Joseph Smith Papers, Out of the Silent Planet (already read it, but it was among those lost when I moved), Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.

So if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go get busy reading (or listening).

Books, Reading


  1. Ransom Last night I read “Karlsson-on-the-Roof” by Astrid Lindgren. It took about an hour, and it’s the book I’ve most recently read.
  2. mom Happy to see a switch from the caesar salad to books. Love books myself, as you know. Also love caesar salad, but glad for another blog! xo
  3. Bags

    I feel proud to say that the majority of the books you have recently finished, I have also read. I also enjoyed them all.

    I now recommend to you one of the best fantasy novels I have ever had the pleasure of devouring. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (a local Utah author). I just finished the 2nd book in the trilogy. Book 1 and book 2 are absolutely enthralling. I’m starting book 3 today instead of doing my homework like a good boy.

  4. Ryan I will check out the Mistborn series. Thanks!