september goals

Another month, another goals post. Let’s start by recapping my August goals:

august goals

  • Read 5 novels. XX I read 4 books, but I liked them all so I count this as a win.
  • Read 2 Book of the Month books. XX I think I’m actually kind of falling out of love with BOTM. I’ve only read a couple of the books I’ve bought from it, and am in the middle of 3 others I’m debating DNFing because they’re just not for me.
  • Participate in ARC August. X! I read ARCs, but completely forgot about participating in ARC August.
  • Don’t spend money on anything non-essential. X! This was another month where I overspent but can’t remember what I spent money on so did not do.
  • Eat out less. XX lolololol let’s not even talk about this
  • Drink more water. XX ….or this…
  • Stay up past 10 at least one night. !!!! YAY! This one I did do, and honestly, it really improved my overall mood and schedule. Will definitely do again.

september goals

  • Read 4-5 September releases. Looking at my Goodreads TBR list was a BAD idea because I am so behind on eARCs, as per usual, but this year seems extra bad. I haven’t been reading as much because of pandemic feelings, but I am v ashamed of myself. However, I hope to get back on track by making a TBR, putting it in my planner, and sticking with it.
  • Drink less Diet Coke. I have made this goal so many times and not succeeded, so we will see how this goes.
  • Try to reconnect with witchcraft. I have felt very disconnected from witchcraft since the pandemic started and haven’t really been practicing or researching at all.
  • Celebrate Mabon. Mabon is an autumnal celebration in mid-September for witches and pagans, and since I actually have it off, I want to use the day to work on my grimoire for once, watch witchy shows and movies, and generally reconnect with my practice.

2020 reading challenges update :)

Hello, friends! Today I’m going to be taking stock of my progress for the 2020 reading challenges I signed up for. I am currently signed up for 3, excluding the Goodreads challenge: the Out of Your Comfort Zone Challenge, Here & Queerathon, and ARC Apocalypse.

Here’s my progress so far for each:

here & queerathon

My initial goal was to read 12 books, which I guess is a bit laughably low considering how much I love to read queer books, but in 2019 I really slacked in that area, so at the time it felt like a decent number. I have surpassed that and read 15, which is about half of what I’ve read so far this year in total, and I’m sure I’m going to keep reading a lot more.

P. S. this is my own readathon that I’m hosting all year, and you can find all the necessary forms and info about signing up in the tab on the menu.

  1. Red, White, & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
  2. We Set the Dark on Fire – Tehlor Kay Mejia
  3. The Devouring Gray – Christine Lynn Herman
  4. When We Were Magic – Sarah Gailey
  5. Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender
  6. I’ll Be the One – Lyla Lee
  7. Aphrodite Made Me Do It – Trista Mateer
  8. Be Dazzled – Ryan La Sala
  9. The Fell of Dark – Caleb Roehrig
  10. Check, Please! – Ngozi Ukazu
  11. Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayronn
  12. Heartstopper – Alice Oseman
  13. Heartstopper Vol. 2 – Alice Oseman
  14. Heartstopper Vol. 3 – Alice Oseman
  15. Check, Please! Vol. 2: Sticks & Scones – Ngozi Ukazu

out of your comfort zone reading challenge

I also signed up for Caro’s Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge, which you can find more info about here. For the past couple years I have been trying to branch out more and read different things other than just YA, and have had pretty good luck doing that. I’ve discovered a lot of books and authors who I like and will definitely read more books from, so I’d count this challenge a success. My goal was to read 5 books and I’ve read 9 so far.

  1. Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston (adult romance)
  2. Lock Every Door – Riley Sager (adult thriller)
  3. Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle – Hilda Eunice Burgos (MG)
  4. Very Nice – Marcy Dermansky (adult literary fic)
  5. You Deserve Each Other – Sarah Hogle (adult romance)
  6. This Was Our Pact – Ryan Andrews (graphic novel)
  7. A Dash of Trouble – Anna Meriano (MG)
  8. Whichwood – Tahereh Mafi (MG)
  9. Home Before Dark – Riley Sager (adult thriller/horror)

arc apocalypse

My goal for this challenge was to read 30 ARCs and eARCs. I have read 15/30 so far, which is not as many as I thought I’d read by this point. To be fair, I also recently deleted a lot of eARCs that were 2+ years old, because I didn’t see any point in keeping them when I could check them out through the library and clearly wasn’t interested in some of them anymore.

  1. Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
  2. All the Stars and Teeth – Adalyn Grace
  3. You Deserve Each Other – Sarah Hogle
  4. Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle – Hilda Eunice Burgos
  5. We Set the Dark on Fire – Tehlor Kay Mejia
  6. The Devouring Gray – Christine Lynn Herman
  7. When We Were Magic – Sarah Gailey
  8. Whichwood – Tahereh Mafi
  9. Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
  10. Felix Ever After – Kacen Callender
  11. I’ll Be the One – Lyla Lee
  12. A Song Below Water – Bethany C. Morrow
  13. Be Dazzled – Ryan La Sala
  14. The Fell of Dark – Caleb Roehrig
  15. Cinderella is Dead – Kalynn Bayronn

August readathon roundup

Hello, and happy August! Last month, I really enjoyed participating in the Pop Culture Readathon, and was very excited to motivate myself to read through more readathons in August. The problem was, when I started looking for August readathons to participate in, there were just. So. Many. And even though I’d like to participate in all of them, one must not make oneself crazy over the number of readathons they are participating in.

Still, there are A LOT of great events happening this month, so for this post, I’m going to highlight a few of the ones I found really appealing and tell you about them and how you can sign up. So, without further ado, let’s get on to the readathons!

Short readathons

Diversify That Shelf – August 10-19 – Host: Noura – The goal of this readathon is to read more diverse books! There will be prompts for this readathon to help you pick your reads, but Noura says in her intro post that she wants it to be pretty low-key, and you can use the same book for multiple prompts! To sign up, just tag Noura in your TBR.

Avatar: The Last Page Turner – August 1-14 – This is a readathon themed around the show Avatar: The Last Airbender. There are 4 teams based on the type of bending (Water, Air, Fire, Earth) and prompts that go along with each. Check out the announcement video here.

Galleyathon – August 10-16 – The goal of this readathon is to clear your NetGalley (and Edelweiss) TBRs! There are prompts you can follow listed on their Twitter account. To participate, tag your progress tweets with #galleyathon

Dewey’s Readathon: Reverseathon – August 7-8 – I used to love participating in Dewey’s Readathon, a 24-hour readathon that usually happens in October and April. I haven’t been able to read much during it for the past couple years, but I really want to give their reverse readathon (meaning it starts at night instead of in the morning) a try this year. You can sign up here and even if you only read for an hour of the readathon, you still count as a participant!

Month-long readathons

Tropeical Readathon – August 1-31 – Registration closes August 8! This readathon is all about tropes. Tropeical Readathon is genre-based with boards and prompts for different genres of books. You can find more info here.

Meteor Shower Readathon – August to October – This readathon, which you can find at the handle @MeteorReadathon on Twitter, is being hosted to celebrate the release of MISS METEOR by Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia by reading all their books leading up to MISS METEOR’s release!

Magicalathon – August 1-31 – Found at @Magicalathon on Twitter, this is a fantasy-based readathon. You can choose a team such as school of fae, school of assassins, and more, and read based on the prompts for that team.

Here & Queerathon – ALL YEAR – Oh hi, of course I have to plug in my own readathon. We are reading queer books either by queer authors or with queer rep ending on December 31! You can find more info on signing up under the tab for forms.

Latinx Readathon – August 1-31 – This is, of course, a readathon all about reading Latinx lit! They have a board with different prompts, which you can double up on, and you can sign up by filling out this form.

This is by no means a complete list of readathons happening in August because there are A TON, but I hope it’s enough to get you inspired and reading!

august goals

Okay, here we go *takes deep breath* I am going to actually post goals for August. Goals posts are usually some of my favorite posts to write and read, but the pandemic has left me feeling like setting goals and trying to stick to my usual level of motivation about things is pointless. However, I have come to the conclusion that we are probably going to be dealing with this for a long time, so I can’t be despondent forever, and having goals really helps me focus my mind and makes me feel good when I achieve them or even just work toward them.

So, this month, we are back to doing a monthly goals post.

goals

  • Read 5 novels. I was really proud of myself for reading 9 books in July, and in August I want to devote the energy I gave the graphic novels that helped me achieve that number to written novels I need to read.
  • Read 2 Book of the Month books. I have been enjoying my subscription to BOTM, but I definitely have not read all the books I’ve gotten from it. I also got my mom a gift subscription so we can read the same book and discuss, so for this month I hope to read one of my previous BOTM books and whichever book I pick for August.
  • Participate in ARC August. I used to love participating in Read. Sleep. Repeat’s ARC August & ARC April and always knocked a lot of ARCs off my TBR. I was thrilled to see they’re still doing ARC August, so I will for sure be participating.
  • Don’t spend money on anything non-essential. I have a few big expenses coming up and want to do better at saving money, too, and I know I need to cut down on non-essential spending. This means: no hair dye, no makeup, no planner stuff, no books.
  • Eat out less. Most of my money in July went to non-essential spending and eating out, so I also want to reduce the number of times per week I order in from restaurants.
  • Drink more water. I used to be really good about staying hydrated during the day but since the pandemic hit that has also fallen to the wayside and I mostly drink non hydrating things.
  • Stay up past 10 at least one night. Okay, I know I sound old with this goal, but I have a weird anxiety thing about staying up past a certain time. Once my brain decides it’s time to go to bed, I start feeling INCREDIBLY anxious if I try to stay up. So I basically want to prove to my brain that the world will not end if I stay up past a certain hour.

may goals

I wish I had a clever intro for this post, but let’s just get to how I did with my April goals and what my May goals will be for now, shall we?

 

april goals

  • Get active minutes 5x/week.    xx     Did not do this.
  • Put away my clothes after the laundry every week.      xx       Definitely did not do this.
  • Stick to a budget.         xx       Did not do this but was not over budget.
  • Participate in the OWLS Readathon!         !!          I did this!
  • Participate in BookEnding Spring.         !!             I did 3 posts for BookEnding Spring.
  • Participate in Dewey’s 24-hr Readathon.       !!           I participated for about 3 hours, but I’m counting it.

 

may goals

  • Celebrate Beltane. Over the past couple years, I haven’t celebrated any witchy spring sabbats or esbats, but since I’m home I figure I might as well. I don’t really feel a personal connection to the spring-y holidays, but after reading THREE DARK CROWNS, I think Beltane is going to be a new favorite holiday because it holds so much significance in the series.
  • Finish 5 books. I’m saying “finish” because I started a bunch mid-late April but never finished them, and I don’t want to feel like I have to finish those AND start and finish 5 others. Ideally I’d like to read a lot more than that since I’m still in isolation, but we’ll see how it goes.
  • Meet my step goal 5x/week. Before isolation, I was doing super well at meeting 10,000 steps per day, but obviously I don’t have anywhere to go now so it’s hard to meet that so I’ve lowered my goal significantly, but still often don’t meet it because I’m finding it challenging to motivate myself to do much of anything these days because of quarantine blues.
  • Limit sugar intake to 2x/week. Baking is definitely a huge comfort for me right now, but I had been making a lot of progress on cultivating healthy eating habits over the past couple months so I don’t want to totally fall off the wagon and have to start from a worse off place than when I started in January when this is all over.

april goals

Goodbye March, hello April and April goals.

First, let’s recap how I did with my March goals:

 

march goals

  • Stick to a budget.     XX       I did a really good job of this until COVID-19 hit and I stress bought a lot of stuff. Maybe I can do better next month.
  • Read at least 1 of my Book of the Month books.      XX     I did not do this. I realized I don’t think I am actually interested in the last BOTM book I got. Probably I don’t actually need to be subscribed to it, but I like the idea of trying new books even though I haven’t actually liked any I’ve gotten from them except RW&RB.
  • Do at least one fun thing every weekend.       !!        This was a good goal, and I did it!
  • Walk for 20 minutes/day at least 4x/week.           X!        Kind of did this? I did it for some weeks.
  • Read at least 15 minutes/day at least 5x/week.       XX         Did not do this.
  • Clean/organize for at least 5 minutes 4x/week.          X!           I definitely organized/cleaned MORE than normal, but did not adhere to this rule for sure.

 

april goals

  • Get active minutes 5x/week. I want to make sure that I’m not just sitting on the couch doing nothing the whole time I’m social distancing, so this seems like a good goal. I usually get active minutes from taking a walk, so it should be easy enough to achieve.
  • Put away my clothes after the laundry every week. I need to get better at not a) leaving my clothes in the dryer or b) leaving them in a clump on the floor that then needs to be washed again and becomes a clump again.
  • Stick to a budget. Actually do it this month.
  • Participate in BookEnding Spring. I want to start blogging more again, and this event with themed post ideas seems like a good way to do that!
  • Participate in Dewey’s 24-hr Readathon. I really want to up my reading game while I’m not at work, and reading for most of a 24-hr period is probably a good goal. However, I’m a little worried about this goal because for the past few Dewey’s events, I read for about 5 minutes and forget about the event for the rest of the time.

 

reevaluating my 2020 goals

If you’ve followed me for long enough, you know that I LOVE setting goals for myself in my monthly goals posts. When 2020 started, I was super pumped to write out my yearly goals and make some changes in my life but also be reasonable about what I wanted to do throughout the year to improve myself. I have a habit of making lofty goals without knowing what I’ll have to do for them to actually achieve them.

A lot has been happening these past couple months in the world and in my life and I’ve been feeling like I need to revisit the goals I made at the beginning of the year and see which ones are still working for me and which ones I am no longer interested in working towards. So, today’s post will focus on evaluating how I’m doing on my initial 2020 goals so far and making changes to ones that are not working out. Without further ado, let’s get started:

 

blogging

  • Feature more new books. I still really want to do this, but I’m doing really badly at it so far because I’m still reading super slowly. Keep? Yes.
  • Start doing week-long features of books. I’ve done two of these so far and really enjoyed it and definitely want to keep doing it. Keep? Yes.
  • Review more. Lol. Making this goal and attempting to review made me realize I do not like writing traditional reviews, so this is not a great goal for me. Keep? No.

 

reading

  • Enjoy reading again. I feel like actually making this a goal has made me weirdly feel more pressured by reading which is in turn not helping me enjoy reading again. Keep? No.
  • Read more queer books. I am doing okay at this but still feel like I need to read more queer books. I also started my own readathon for queer books that I feel like I’m failing at and really should’ve thought through more. But, keep? Yes.
  • Read more children’s books. I am doing super well with this, but want to start reading more MG books. I read tons of picture books every month because I have to for storytime planning, but don’t read a lot of MG for older kids or chapter books. Keep? Yes.
  • Participate in ARCApocalypse 2020. I really wanted to participate in Destiny’s reading challenge dedicated to knocking ARCs off your list and set a goal of knocking out 30 ARCs even though my reading goal for the year was only 25 books. So maybe this goal was a little lofty. Keep? No.
  • Read what I’m in the mood for and when I’m in the mood. I have not been doing a good job of this because I feel like I’m a bad reader if I’m not reading or if I take an extended break from reading. Having any goal relating to how I read really stresses me out and makes me feel pressure and makes me enjoy reading less. Keep? No.
  • Read all/most of my most anticipated releases. I haven’t been reading a lot of new stuff so I’m not doing that well on this goal as of yet, but I still have hope for myself. So, keep? Yes.

 

personal goals

  • Make the apartment feel more like home. I mean since I’m stuck here a lot now I guess this has been accomplished.
  • Continue being positive. I feel like I’m doing okay with this and want to keep it as a reminder to myself. Keep? Yes.
  • Come out at work. I have done this.
  • Be neater and more organized. This has not been done yet, but there’s still time? But, keep? No.
  • Find self-care things I enjoy other than reading. I don’t know how to achieve this goal, so Keep? TBD.

 

career

  • Get more confident in my job. Am working on this
  • Read more children’s books. See above
  • Do more professional development activities. Am doing super well at this.
  • Be more positive while at work. Am failing at this, because I don’t think this job is for me and I’m frustrated that I’m stuck there.

 

financial

  • Keep track of my spending. Am doing this more. keep? Yes.
  • Find a good budgeting method. Am working on this. Keep? yes.
  • Save more money. Am not doing well at this but will start. Keep? yes.

 

health

  • Start getting steps again. Achieved.
  • Drink more water. Mostly achieving.
  • Drink less caffeine. Keep? No.
  • Take better care of myself via appointments. Am doing well at this.
  • Eat out less. lol, that is about to be imposed upon me.

 

Looking at this list, I got exhausted just writing down all these goals, to be honest. I think a problem I have that I need to reign in is that I make too many goals and don’t think about what the most essential ones I want to accomplish that will genuinely improve my life are or how exactly I’ll measure or accomplish them. Being in isolation is honestly making me take a look at how I spend my time and making me rethink what I genuinely want to put effort into.

I think a good step for me would be to prioritize my goals based on importance and also think about whether each goal is something I want to be doing or something I feel like I SHOULD be doing. The BULLET JOURNAL METHOD book has a really useful exercise that I think would work for this and help me pare down my goals to what I actually want to achieve. For someone who likes setting goals, I really need to get better at setting them and figuring out how to measure them.

New activity while in quarantine: prioritize goals. Woohoo!

march goals

Lol. Lololol. I feel like I totally failed at my February goals so this is going to be a…fun post. February became weirdly busy after the 18 years that was January and everything is kind of a blur, to be honest.

However, let us recap what my February goals were and see how terribly I probably did.

 

february goals

  • Read more than 3 books.      XX      um. This did not occur. Nope.
  • Read 2 books for Here & Queerathon.         !!      Oh hey, I actually did this so maybe I didn’t do as terribly on my goals as I thought? 2/3 books I read in February were queer (WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE and THE DEVOURING GRAY aka devouring bis).
  • Experiment with/learn more about booktube and bookstagram.     !!    omfg, I did this too. I started a new bookstagram under a different username. I also did try to make a couple of videos but hate how my mouth looks and don’t have cute backgrounds to film in front of so they will never see the light of day.

 

march goals

  • Stick to a budget. One of my goals for the year is to improve my financial well-being and find a budgeting method (and budget in general) that works for me. This month I’ll finish paying off my car insurance payment, which was my biggest worry for the past couple of months, so I feel like now is a good time to actually choose and stick to a budget. Plus, our rent is going up (*saddest sad face*) so I need to be more careful about spending.
  • Read at least 1 of my Book of the Month books. I am once again behind with Book of the Month. I have two books I need to read and don’t want to get too behind when the March box comes. I’m also debating trying the YA BOTM box at some point because it seems like they often pick books that aren’t on my TBR list that end up sounding good. But I am poor.
  • Do at least one fun thing every weekend. In the interest of getting a life outside of work, I want to push myself to either go out and do something or just do something fun at home that enriches and makes my life happier. I have been super bad about doing things outside of work and spend most of my time outside of work stressing about work, and I would like to lessen that practice.
  • Walk for 20 minutes/day at least 4x/week. I really want to get back in the practice of getting 8,000+ steps consistently and moving more in general so I want to be more consistent about reaching this goal every week.
  • Read at least 15 minutes/day at least 5x/week. I really want to get into the habit of reading more regularly and not in occasional bursts. I know 15 minutes is a low goal and honestly I probably read more than that when I do read, but I don’t read as frequently during the week as I want to.
  • Clean/organize for at least 5 minutes 4x/week. One of my goals for the year is to become more organized and neat, but I haven’t taken any steps so far to achieve that goal. I think doing a little bit of cleaning/organizing a few times a week will help me do this and not feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff everywhere.

 

How did you do with your February goals? What are your March goals?

february goals

I actually wrote this post super early (read: a little over a week ago) because I just really want January to be over. As you will have read in my wrap up post, it was a bit of a rough ride at the end due to another apartment disaster. So I wrote this post early in the hopes that it would make the last week of January go by fast.

 

january goals

  • Read 5 children’s books.       !!         Oh man, did I KILL this goal. I read almost three times as many children’s books as planned, including a million picture books, one easy reader, and a middle grade book.
  • Read 3/5 of my BOTM books.        !!       I’m counting this as done even though I ended up DNFing two out of the four I tried to read. I ended up finishing SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER before the new year started, but I’m still counting that as part of this month’s goal. I also read RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE which I ended up loving. I DNFed THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS because it was very upsetting, and ended up not being interested in GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN. But now there’s only one Book of the Month book I’ve gotten that I haven’t read or tried to read (LITTLE WOMEN), so I can now safely get books from BOTM in February.
  • Work up to getting 8,000 steps a day.            !!              I did this! Yay!
  • Add one new item to my grocery list every week.         !!             I did this!

 

february goals

  • Read more than 3 books. For some reason, my reading always PLUMMETS in February pretty much every year. I think last year I only read 3 books, and the year before I know I only read 2. So, this year I want to beat the February slump, which I’m hopeful I can do because I’m participating in Swiftathon until February 13.
  • Read 2 books for Here & Queerathon. I know it’s only been a month, but I already feel like I’m kinda slacking on my own readathon, which you can sign up for here. I feel like I should be rolling in queer books and I’ve read one and pretty much a half (I wasn’t sure if VERY NICE really counted because the lesbian character did have her own chapters but was def a side character). So I feel like I need to STEP IT UP.
  • Experiment with/learn more about booktube and bookstagram. In my blogging section of my wrap up, I wrote about feeling a little lost and unsure of my place in bookish influencing. I have been interested in experimenting with booktube and bookstagram, but don’t know much about doing either at this point. So I want to see if either of those might be something I’m interested in doing.

 

Tell me all about your February goals in the comments!

2020 reading challenges

As I was struggling to think of post ideas for this week, I realized something ridiculous: I didn’t sign up for my own reading challenge. I have certainly been encouraging people to sign up for Here & Queerathon 2020, but I have yet to make my own sign-up post, or to make a sign up post for the other challenges I plan to participate in, Destiny of Howling Library’s ARCApocalypse 2020 and Caro’s Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge.

Without (even) further ado, here are my goals for my reading challenges in 2020:

 

Here & Queerathon 2020

  • 12 books

I couldn’t decide how many books I should read for my own challenge because I don’t know what my reading speed is going to be like in 2020. For the past few years it’s been very slow because of mental health things, but I also don’t want to overwhelm myself or assume I’m going to be able to read so much faster. So, I’m sticking with 12 for now (one for each month) and update as I go along if it turns out I’m reading more quickly.

 

ARCApocalypse 2020

Currently, this is the state of my ARC and eARC pile:

  • 61 ARCs & eARCs for 2020
  • 63 for 2019
  • 95 for years prior to 2019

Y’all…I feel super guilty about the state of my unread ARCs and eARCs. In years past, I have had NO self control when it comes to requesting ARCs, especially if they’re in ebook form, because I always figure I’m going to read them *eventually* and I can’t see how many I have because they’re all on my Kindle. My extremely slowed reading pace has also definitely contributed to my extremely high number of unread ARCs, which you will notice because most of my eARCs are from 2016 and later.

I do always request books that I want to read at the time I request them, but sometimes, by the time I get a book, I’ve gotten in the mood for something else or I’ve realized I don’t want to read it for some reason. I also never know what to do when I start an ARC or eARC and decide I’m no longer interested, which has happened already a few times with 2020 books. Do I count it as read? Do I remove it from my TBR? How do I keep track of DNFs?

I just need to start getting responsible about ARC requests so I don’t end up with this situation every year and keep adding to my list of long overdue ARCs.

This year, I want to read at least

  • 30 unread ARCs & eARCs

 

Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge

Over half of the books I read last year were out of my comfort zone, and that’s something I’m still very proud of. For Caro’s challenge, I’m going to start with a goal of

  • 5 books

I’m kind of not sure what books to count as outside my comfort zone this year because after last year trying out genres like romance and poetry and enjoying them, I’m not sure what’s outside of my comfort zone anymore? So we’ll see what I come up with this year.

 

 

Goodreads Reading Challenge

I’ve only been doing a Goodreads goal for the past couple of years, and this year I almost didn’t make one at all because I really want to focus more on the quality of what I’m reading and enjoying reading again vs. forcing myself to read a lot of books just to say I read that many.

However, I really liked having all my reading stats at the end of the year from the challenge, and it’s so satisfying to see the number checked off, that I decided to just make a low goal of

  • 25 books

for my GR challenge this year. Obviously I’m going to read way more than that, but I figure I can update my goal as I reach my mini-goals. I just didn’t want to feel overwhelmed by a huge number when I don’t know what my reading pace is going to look like this year.

 

What challenges are you participating in this year? How many books do you hope to read?