Reading Challenges….

Reading challenges- do you vow to read a certain number of books a year? A month? A particular author?

I’ve never really completed a reading challenge- I just read as much as I can; but make no vows as to how much to read. I lean more toward the thought that a “reading challenge” could be misconstrued as to make people feel forced to read; but I think it’s also a good way to keep track of books that have been read.

For me, I try to update my Goodreads as much as possible to help keep track of books I’ve read and books I want to read.

Other readers- fans of reading challenges? Do you keep track of books you’ve read through Goodreads or something similar?


4 thoughts on “Reading Challenges….

    • I’m a recent member of Goodreads. It’s nice to see the books I’ve read in one place- and I’ve enjoyed keeping in contact with people I’ve met through some book events. But, I agree- the bad side is adding to the books I want to read list!

  1. I have a Goodreads account, but I haven’t been on it in months. My blog consists mostly of reviews of books that I read, and I also keep track of when I finish the books on an Excel file on my computer.

    For challenges, I did sign up for one for this year, the goal in the challenge was to read a variety of different Classic books, I think I’ve read 4 of the 9 books so far. I could be farther, but at this point I’m not looking specifically to read a book for that challenge, at this point I’m just reading a variety of books and fitting them into the challenge where I can. As for the number of books to read, I don’t really like that idea. Part of the problem with it is that I read a lot of Epic Fantasy and Science Fiction, which tend to be long books. The goal I’ve set for myself this year is to average 100 pages read per day. I think it’s pretty reasonable, and so far I’m slightly ahead of that pace.

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