So if you’re a lover of books, you probably use a website called Goodreads.com which hosts a reading challenge every year. Since I only just starting using good reads sometime after my honeymoon in September I didn’t participate in the 2012 challenge, BUT this is my year and I decided to try it out.
I’ve never really kept track of how many books I read in a year so I really wasn’t sure where to start so I basically picked what I thought to be one of the most popular book challenge amount and went with that.
Well April starts tomorrow and I’m currently reading my 35th book of a year (Which is a dozy, it’s so big and so is the next book I plan to read – perhaps all these big books will slow me down!) which is kind of crazy. I had no idea I read so much! I always knew I read quickly but I didn’t think I read that quickly and considering I usually only read a little bit before going to bed at night (If I even do) I was quite surprised/impressed with myself. Yes, I won’t lie about it to you guys, I did feel kind of awesome when I really started noticing how many books I read
Anyways, my reading challenge for 2013 was 50 books! Which I thought was a lot and hoped that I’d even get close to that but it looks like I will definitely be reaching that goal. I am usually quite a bit busier during the spring/summer months so I am assuming that’ll slow me down a bit more too. The sunshine brings with it all my other lovely hobbies that I enjoy so much, such as hiking, walking, biking, camping, swimming etc and for the most part a lot of those activities don’t involve a lot of books.
I think I’m going to up my amount pretty quick here to mmm 80 books maybe and see how well that goes and if I need to up it again I will for sure go ahead and do that.
How about YOU though. Are you on good reads? Are you partaking in a reading challenge? What’s your goal and what are your tips for reaching that goal? Also, if you’re following my blog and we’re not friends on good reads I’m sad. I love seeing what other people are reading.
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