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?