What do you think about reading challenges? Are you doing any this year? Do you tend to bite off more than you can chew (er, read)?
Last year I signed up for a ridiculous amount of reading challenges. Like maybe 10. I didn’t complete them all – so I definitely bit off more than I could chew. I do enjoy them though because there are so many fun ones for different genres and ways of reading. This year I’m only doing a few. Obviously I’m doing the #ShelfLove No Book Buying Read the Books I Already Own Challenge that we’re hosting. I’m also doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge as well as an Audiobook Reading Challenge. It is definitely easier to manage fewer challenges, so hopefully I’ll meet all my goals this year. Maybe, wishful thinking.
I think you have to be careful when choosing to do reading challenges. I have done a few reading challenges and they are fun. They push me to read more than I otherwise would have so even if I do not reach my ultimate goal, I still read more than I would have otherwise. This year, since I knew I was going to be busy with student teaching and working full time, I decided to limit myself to only 30 books this year and 21 of those books or more I hope are books I already own. I set the “green belt” goal for myself for our No Book Buying Challenge. (You can check that out here.) I really enjoy challenges. I have only one week left student teaching, so I am hoping I can get some serious reading done this summer!
Lynn: This year is the first I’ve participated in a reading challenge on a blog. The #ShelfLove challenge is the first I’ve participated in any challenges. I’ve set up a Goodreads Reading goal as well. I’ve seen other challenges on other blogs, but I’ve really have not had much actual desire to participate. (I am not much of a participator.) I would also think that it would be difficult to participate in multiple challenges, unless the books over lap. With reading book club books each moth, my for pleasure books are limited to a couple of books every month. But who knows, maybe next year, I’ll participate in a different challenge.