It's that time of the year again - how many books will you read this year?
Can you beat last year's goal?
Last January I joined the GoodReads Reading Challenge for 2016. It is simple, really. Just pick a number of books you want to read in a given year, plug it into the Good Reads website, log your completed books, and see if you reach goal.
I had no idea how many book I read in a year. Last year I picked a random number - 25! Silly me. I passed that number very early on. The final 2016 total was 43 books. The total was probably more since I don't think I logged every book. And I know I started about 10 others that I lost interest in and abandoned without finishing. My reading is a mix of Kindle and Audio. It has been a few years since I have read an actual book. I should give that a try once again. I used to adore reading non-electronic books.
My total of 43 for 2016 is really pretty low compared to some readers on GoodReads. It is not unusual to see a goal of 75 or 100 books for the year. I find that reading level pretty amazing. That is about 2 books a week!!
GoodReads sent out invitations again for 2017 and I signed up. I think I picked a total a little closer to my reading history. This year - 45 books. I probably should have picked a higher number because last year I had a gap in time (summer moving) when I wasn't reading much. But I will go with 45 - you never know what the future may hold - and I do love reaching a goal!
Have you ever joined a reading challenge?