I’m sure as readers nearly all or perhaps all of us are part of goodreads. For me, I started with Shelfari, which I still miss, but eventually I did create a goodreads account which was good since they did away with Shelfari. There are of course plenty of readathons and reading challenge that happen annually and periodically, and those may be I’ll write about at some point later, but today I just thought of the personal challenge that I set myself on goodreads and about your challenges as well.
Last year I’d set my goal at a hundred books which I finished only with a last minute (of course not a literal minute) but December reading sprint to catch up. So it was nearly 19 books last year, and 25 I think the year before–a lo of these were children’s books and a couple of times I ended up discovering fun series that I did know about earlier like the animal stories by Thornton Burgess or the Miss Pickerell books by Ellen Macgregor.
But yet once again, I upped my challenge to 108 books,because 9 books a month doesn’t sound so much. There are months this year that I have read 11 books but also months that I have read far less, so it doesn’t average out to 9 a month. Currently I am 12 books behind my challenge, so I’m guessing there will be another reading spree in December, unless I can pick up some pace now. Next year I hope to be a little more sensible and set my goal at a lot more achievable number. If I exceed it, it’s only good, but at least I won’t stress over not finishing (which I know is a silly thing to do, but I do it all the same).
Anyway, do you set a challenge for yourself on goodreads or otherwise? Do you try to challenge yourself or simply set achievable goals? Is it something that you do to push yourself to read more or simply a fun thing to participate in? What goals did you set yourself this year? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!