It’s that time when we look back on our previous year and see what we achieved. 2012 was the year that I discovered Goodreads and signed up to the Reading Challenge. I challenged myself to read 30 books and achieved my goal, even exceeded it by 4. 34 books in the year, I was actually surprised and pleased with myself.
Although my teenage self would look at this number in disgust, back in the day I used to read around 50+ books in a year, I was actually pretty pleased with what I managed to read, and the fact that there seems to be a wide variety of books.
I was a little skeptical about the reading challenge at first, I didn’t want reading to become a chore, and one that I forced myself to do, but as someone who loves reading, I actually really enjoyed the challenge, and enjoyed watching myself creep towards my goal. It’s also a great way to look back on what I have read (because who can ever remember anything from January).
So I’ve decided to go for it again. I’ve set my goal to 35 for 2013. I don’t want too much pressure put on my reading life, but I also wanted to try and read more than last year (I’ve also finished the Song of Ice and Fire series so that should free up a bit more time to plow through books).
It will be interesting to see what 2013 holds, one thing I know for sure is that by August I will no longer be a library cadet, who knows where I will be working. I look forward to taking on 2013 with my reading life following along!