Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Goodreads Challenge 2015: Here We Go Again

The Goodreads Challenge has turned into a tradition for me. I like setting goals, especially when they're realistic and fun. So far I've participated in four with varying degrees of success. Last year, I analyzed the past Challenges and how I fared each year. You can read it about them here.

This past year I set a goal of reading 35 books, a reasonable challenge for myself, I thought. Little did I know that my reading would come to a screeching halt come mid-August. I had read 19 books by then. My goal wasn't completely out of reach, but my desire to pick up a book last fall totally disappeared. Correction: the desire was there but the energy and ability to keep my eyes while reading a page disappeared.

And so I ended the year with  a total of 20 books. Not too shabby, but I had definitely hoped to complete more books than that. If you'd like to check out the titles of the those I read, click the Books Read tab at the top of my blog page. I really enjoyed them all and would recommend each one without hesitation.

This year I think I'll lower my expectations. I planned on 35 last year. This year I think I'll shoot for 2 books a months + 1 thrown in for good luck. Twenty-five books doesn't seem like very many, but I know my late spring will be similar to last fall; big family events, work, spring sports, and very little free time.

Goodreads Challenge 2015 = 25 books

Do you participate in the Goodreads Challenge? What is your goal?


7 comments:

  1. Dang. I can't remember my goal now, but I think it's 75 books. I got 83 last year--thank heavens for audiobooks or it would be about 5.

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    1. That is an awesome accomplishment, Donna! Good luck with your goal.

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  2. I haven't - not because I don't read any books (I read TONS in the car thanks to audible, and I also read on my iPad all the time!) but because i am totally crap at logging them in Goodreads.

    I think i will pick up the challenge to LOG MY BOOKS without setting an actual number :P

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    1. That's a great idea, Mair. I like GR because it's easy for me to click and keep track of my books in one place. I sometimes wish I had to commute so I could listen to books in the car :P

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  3. That's a great goal! I'm in a FB group now that's all trying to just read one book a month.
    I read 47 last year, so I'm shooting for 50 this year. We'll see if it happens. . . .

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  4. I've never participted and wasn't aware of the Goodreads Challenge but I think it's a great idea! I don't know how many books I read in a year. I guess if I signed up for the GR Challenge they'd let me know how many I had.

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