I signed up for the Goodreads Reading Challenge last month. Accountability is a personal motivator, so this should help me keep track of my reading and encourage me to read more. I set my goal for the year at 30 books, but was aware of the larger numbers some folks were throwing around. The temptation to raise my number to be more competitive was hard to ignore, but I managed to stand my ground. I’ve set myself up to fail before with stellar expectations that require sacrifices and unnecessary stress. So while my goal does not seem too lofty, it seems doable. And that’s a good starting point.
( And reading serves as an opportunity to learn as well as an opportunity to escape. I find myself thinking about specific sentences… their structure and efficiency… as well as the nuances of the plot and identifiable traits of the characters. I don’t want reading to become a chore. Chores take the fun out of everything.)
So far by mid-February, I’ve made progress.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Remote by Lisa Acerbo, and Take Me There by Carolee Dean complete my list as of now. Next, I have plans to tackle the many books I added to my kindle… whenever I find my kindle, but that’s a topic for another post.
Want to join in the challenge? Go to Goodreads to get started.