I love reading and I love a good challenge, which is why I’ve signed up for the Goodreads Challenge 2012. It’s quite simple, you set yourself a target and read, adding the books you have read to your profile. Simples. I’ve set the target of 100.
I used to read two books a week, then I had a kid, started writing and started my degree. I really want to get back into the swing of reading properly again and armed with by shiny new Kindle, I’m going to give it a go. (I’m well aware that two books a week works out at 104, but 100 is a nicer number and I want to cut myself a bit of slack.)
Of course, I am a glutton for punishment so I have set myself other goals to go along the 100 books.
1. Each of these 100 books will be a NEW book. No re-reading.
2. I shall aim to read a wider range. I tend to go through phases of reading a lot from one author or a particular genre. Not in 2012. I shall vary them, alternating at the least. Though, I am reading the works of the Bronte sisters, but shush, I shall alternate the Bronte’s with other authors. Or at least alternate sisters.
3. I shall not judge a book by its cover/blurb/other silly things. In 2011, I read a few books that I wouldn’t normally have read; books I would usually have picked up and put back and on the whole I was pleasantly surprised. I will try this again this year. Also, if I hate a book I won’t make myself carry on – something I am prone to do – I shall abandon it and move on. Unless of course it’s a set book for my course, in which case I shall cry.
4. I will review or at the very least rate the books I read on Goodreads. It’s something I never get around to, but I hope the challenge will spur me on.
So, there you have it. My reading goals for the upcoming year. Have you any reading goals?