So the other day I was on Goodreads after finishing The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder and realized what my 2016 Reading Challenge was sitting at!
Five months into 2016 and I’m already close to completing my 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge! WOOOOT!!! Well, close in my books. (Hehehe, see what I did there? Okay, well I thought it was funny).
And before anyone decides to be negative, I’m not trying to brag at all! I was originally worried that I would not even come close to reading 100 books this year. I had two jobs and a very very hectic schedule so I started off my reading challenge at 60 back in January.
So why did I change it back to 100? Well, let me start off with saying that throughout January I was constantly worried that every time I would go onto Goodreads I would see the words “you are 5 books behind schedule” or whatever it is it actually says when you’re behind on your reading challenge. I was worried I would feel deflated by this however around February/March I realized that I was making good progressive with reading and decided to up it back to 100.
How did I manage to read 70 books? I’m a fast reader. No, I don’t know how many words I can read per minute and I probably never will. I believe that if I was to try and do that test I would stress myself out and feel pressured to read as fast as possible just to get a good score. I also make use of my free time. Every day I’m either on the subway, streetcar, or bus and instead of spending my time on social media, I use that time to read. When I’m home I read instead of watching TV. That’s not to say I don’t watch TV at all but I’d just rather be reading 🙂
Some people might look at what I’ve read and go well there’s graphic novels on there. Why yes, there is! Reading is reading. I don’t care how many pages are in the book/manga/comic/graphic novel you’re reading. READING IS READING! I know many gets discouraged by setting reading goals on Goodreads and they have there reasons, I also know there are people out there who live a busy life with work and family obligations.
I’m just very happy and proud of myself for pushing myself to read, and also for what I’ve been able to accomplish so far ❤
Until next time bibliophiles,