New Goodreads Challenge for 2017!

It’s that time again, friends! It is a new year and that means….

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Yep, it’s that time again!

Last year, I managed to read 21 books (though 2 of them were short stories/novellas, so I really count it as 20) for my pledged 20 book goal! I started the year with a 12 book goal, but in February I binged a 6 book series, so I upped it to 20 for the rest of the year.

This year, I’m sticking with a goal of 15 books. That 20 book goal was REALLY HARD to meet for me, and that was with a 6-book binge in February. Hopefully this year the 15 book novel is a realistic goal. My problem is that I have a serious issue focusing to read. I used to not have any problems focusing, but I think I must’ve gotten adult onset ADD or something, because I cannot sit and read. I have to multitask all day long or else I go crazy. I read when I’m waiting for things. If I’m waiting for a table, I pull out a book. If I’m waiting for class to start, I pull out a book. And honestly, that’s the only time I read. So it can easily take me a month to read a 300 page book.

Hopefully, I can manage 15 books in one year. Oh my. Wish me luck!

Author: J. Chelsea Williford

Student at Middle Georgia State University, writer, pop culture lover.

4 thoughts on “New Goodreads Challenge for 2017!”

  1. I didn’t even know about the challenge until Goodreads told me I’d read “1 of 20” books last year. Twenty must be the default if you don’t put anything. Somehow I managed to make 22 last year, so this year I upped it to 26, which is 1 every 2 weeks. Long gone are the days (before Goodreads existed) when I read 80 or 100+ books a year. Good luck with your goal!

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    1. I think the default is 12 but who knows! I only really saw it last year, so I don’t know if they did that before or just started in 2016.

      When I was in middle school, I would read about 3 250 page books per DAY. Then in High School I slacked off some, but I still always had a book with me. And then when I started college, I don’t think I read a single non-school-required book for several years. In 2015 I read like 4 books that weren’t school related because I forced myself to, and then I joined a book club fall of 2015 so I knew last year I could do 1 book per month for sure. This year, I’m pushing myself with 20.

      I just don’t have the attention span anymore. When I was a kid, I didn’t have anything else to do. Now I have work, college, my OWN writing (which is often far more interesting than reading to me, since I’m actively DOING something), and in college, I really got into film so I watch TONS of movies and I got into TV so I watch TONS of TV, and used to I didn’t do those things.

      Basically, adulthood gave me shit to do and ruined my drive to read, lol.

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