"Do you have a reading goal for the year, such as __ books? Why or why not?"
I don't set a yearly goal. I'll tell you why.
It stresses me out and my reading starts becoming about a number and not about enjoyment. That being said, I usually read 2-3 books a week but it doesn't stress me if I don't make that number. It is just my average.
I did enjoy participating in my first read-a-thon a few weeks ago where I set a goal of 5 books in one week and reached my goal in plenty of time. A short term goal such as that was fun but to set a major goal for a year just isn't.
I try to keep it fun by just seeing how many I can read in a year without attaching a certain number to it. I'm a rebel like that.