Earlier this year I set myself a Goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 50 books for 2017.
I decided on 50 books because last year I chose 150 books. It was a mistake. I constantly felt stressed about reading whenever I saw the Goodreads widget tell me I was behind. I actually read less because of it.
That’s why this year I chose a simple 50 books would work for me. I knew from past years it was an achievable number and it wouldn’t pressure me unduly.
I didn’t take into account that I would go on a reading binge in the first six weeks of the year and reach 86% of my goal.
With that in mind, I decided to recalibrate and reset my goal for 100 books. As you can see, I’m at 43% of goal now with 29 books ahead of schedule.
I’m confident I’ll reach this goal, without adding undue pressure on myself. There are a lot of amazing books coming out this year from some of my favorite writers and I can’t wait to read them all!
What’s your 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge goal?