Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge

It’s officially a new year, and time for me to set some reading goals. So over the next few days, I will be doing multiple postings as I set my goals. Once I am done, I can start tracking my progress. You can follow along here.

The first goal I set every year is my goal for the Goodreads reading challenge. And every year, the hardest part is actually finding the link to sign up with Goodreads! It appears they waiting until the New Year to post the challenge, because it was very obviously displayed today.
Last year I set a goal of reading about one book per week, or 52 books for the year. I attained that goal pretty easily, with my 52 books reached well before Thanksgiving. I actually finished the year with 64 books read! So I toyed with the idea of setting a higher target this year. But in the end, I decided to stay with 52 books as my target. For one thing….I like to be! But what really made my decision is that I have a goal of interacting more with the books I do read. While I don’t necessarily expect to analyze every book I read, I do want to take time to look at the discussion questions when available, and perhaps find someone who also likes to discuss books! So my target for the 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge is 52 books.

Have you signed up for the 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge? How many books do you plan to sign up for? You can find the challenge here.
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  1. Hi, I love the idea of initially setting a book a week as your target - are you planning on reviewing all of them?
    I've decided to set myself the challenge of reading 300 books this year through the Goodreads Challenge! Although it sounds a lot (even I am daunted) I'm really hoping that I manage to do it as I normally read through a book every night thanks to years of intensive reading which have helped me speed up tremendously.
    Good luck reaching your target again this year!

    1. Thanks! I do hope to review the majority of the books I read this year, as well as spend some time thinking about each one instead of rushing right into the next one. Although obviously some 'for fun' books don't warrant a lot of deep thinking. My problem is that I tend to forget I even read a book if I don't take some time to jot down some thoughts on the book, and then I get halfway through and realize I know the ending because I already read the book!