The headline "143 books to read in summer 2014" came through my zite feed and depressed me. I realise that it is a way of saying there are lots of wonderful books to read over the next few months. It briefly made me feel that I was a reader without hope. I am sure it did not mean to.
I read, but unless they were 143 picture books there is no way I could read 143 books over a few months. If they are 143 "big fat fantasy" titles, that would be a much longer time. Looking at the list, and it is an interesting one, they are not titles you could read in 143 evenings (if you were kind of taking a book a day approach).
This is a lovely list, which did not have the desired effect of excitement. It highlights the challenge of how you promote lots and lots of exciting things. This headline implied I needed to read them all, but really they were giving me a lovely choice, which it took a while for me to see (being blinded by the inability to read 143 titles in a few months).