If you are an avid reader or know an avid reader, you will have probably heard about Goodreads. It’s the place that book lovers look at books, track their books, and interact with other readers. A lot of us readers also pick a number of books we want to read in the year. I am one of those people who pick a number of books they want to read, but I am also working toward a personal reading goal.
So, if you follow me on Goodreads you may have noticed that I put my Goodreads goal to 30 books this year. That’s the same number as last year, which I hit with and surpassed. So, why didn’t I up my goal this year? Well, let’s break it down.
The Goodreads goal is something that I only started doing 2 years ago. This was the first year in many years that I actually had the time to pick up a book and read for enterainment. In 2018 my goal was 15, that was because I figured that a book a month, with a few extra was a doable goal. I did acheive that goal and I was very proud of myself. So, I bumped it up in 2019 to 30. I found that aiming for 30 was realistic and attainable.
This year, my personal goal is 52. This means I need to finish a book a week! Now, for me (someone who does not read 100 books a year or anything close to it) this is a bit daunting. That’s a lot of reading! So, in order to keep myself from getting incredibly stressed about all the books I need to read I’ve makde my Goodreads goal 30.
Though Goodreads doesn’t force me to read anything and I don’t need to acheive the goal, but I enjoy tracking my reading and keeping a record of my reading. So, my official goal is to read 30 books. If I reach that I will be incredibly happy with myself. If I don’t reach 52 I will be okay with that. Getting to 52 is like a bonus!
What is your reading goal for the year?