In the past I have regarded reading as an enjoyable hobby. Something to pass the time, like a good movie. I don’t think like this anymore.
I now consider it an essential part of my ongoing education and the lifeblood of my own growth and development. I consider reading as one of the most productive and enriching ways I spend my time.
With that in mind it’s time for the Goodreads Challenge!
For this year, after setting 100 books for 2017 and 2018 and ‘failing’ both times, I am lowering the bar to a more manageable number.
Hey… why not sign up and make book challenge yourself? It has a magical way of helping you read more books.
Just sign up (if you have a kindle it’s even easier):
Set a number of books. Make it a low number – you can change it at anytime:
..and you’re off!
This year I’m going for 60 books and after two days, I’m on track!
I also want to be a little more intentional about what I read as well. Last year I tended to read reactively. If an interesting book popped up I’d read it. Looking back though, there were a few books that weren’t that great and I still have a large number of promising books on the kindle that remain unread.
Looking back through my previous 2017 and 2018 challenges, biographies were some of my favourites so I looking at reading more of those this year.
If you set a challenge up, let me know —there’s a community aspect to the site that I have never used but it looks good.
Here’s to a great year of books!