If you’re following this blog at all, you probably enjoy reading just as much as I do! I’ve finally decided to get a little more involved when it comes to tracking my books and finding people who like to read as much as I do. I’ve joined a Facebook Group and have been trying to be more active with Goodreads to help me out.
If you haven’t heard of Goodreads and you like to read, I highly recommend using it. Not only can you keep track of what you are reading, read or want to read but you can see what other book lovers are saying about those books. This is what I love most, because sometimes a critic says yes this book is great and I read it and think the opposite. So Goodreads gives you a non critic view of things and there are s many reviews that you get a lot of point of views.
On the side of the blog you will see what I ma currently read but if you want to see my entire collection, my Goodreads ID is theperfecthoneybee.
Okay, so the challenge is pretty simple. You make a goal for yourself on how many books you want to read in the year and it will keep track. I wasn’t motivated much by a huge goal, I put 20 and I have already read 8 this year so I have a feeling I’m going to crush my goal! Which isn’t a bad thing, except I’m running out of books to read!
My challenges are always attainable because I’m a slow reader. I would rather have a small number goal and read over than a large numbered goal and feel stressed if I didn’t make it (which would totally happen with me). Now I take public transportation so I have about about hr and a half to two hours a day to read. Finding time to read used to be really difficult for me, even if I set time aside, I still struggled, so this has helped a lot. So my question to you guys is, how do you keep up with reading when you’re not taking public transportation?
Here are a list of books I’m hoping to read this year:
- Kings Cage
- Anna Karenina
- The Imitation Game
- The White Princess
- The White Queen
- Hidden figures
- At least half of the Sherlock Holmes series
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- Testament of Youth
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell
As you can see, my taste is all over the place this year. There are few genres I won’t read but for the most part I will give anything a try.
Since I am already half way through my challenge, I am going to have to start perusing at Barnes and Noble so I don’t run out of books!