14 January 2018

How did my 2017 Goodreads challenge go?

How did my 2017 Goodreads challenge go?

I held off from getting into Goodreads for a LONG time, because it just seemed like far too much effort. But, as the start of 2017 rolled around, I decided that I really wanted to read more, and that getting into Goodreads would help me to set goals and keep to them. 

Last year I set a goal of 35 books, which is almost 3 a month, and I absolutely smashed it, finishing the year on 39 books. I read some incredible novels over the course of the year, including The Hate U Give, the first 5 Harry Potter books, Breakfast at Tiffanys and ROOM to name just a few. I loved the fact that it tells you if you're getting behind on your goal (which definitely happened when I read Bolano's massive The Savage Detectives) and how many books you need to read to catch up. 

My 2018 goal is to read 50 books, which is a mammoth amount for me. I'm intent on finishing the rest of the Harry Potter series as well as getting into more YA fiction. 2017 was the year where I really started to read more of it again, and I absolutely loved it. I've got a whole stack of YA books that I'm itching to get started on, and I can't wait to (hopefully) smash my 2018 Goodreads goal!

Do you use Goodreads? What's your goal for the year?

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3 comments:

  1. Good luck! I wish I could read more but I'm always so so busy! I think this year I'm going to try and read at least ten.

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  2. Goodreads is really an amazing tool. I set my goal to this year for 30 books. I have some short books I want to read but at the same time I have really big books I want to read. I know that this beginning of the year I have more time and less time as the year goes... so let's see realistically what I can achieve :)

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  3. Congrats! You did so well. I love Goodreads, it definitely keeps me motivated with reading, but sometimes I feel like it/I/combination of both put too much pressure on me/myself! If I get behind, I feel so stressed. So I try to just be mindful that it doesn't really matter in the long run. As long as I'm reading and enjoying doing it. Good luck with your goal for 2018. My goal is 150 - eep! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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