Every year I spend a long time (far too long) looking through all the reading challenges. I love pouring through all of them on GirlXOXO’s Master List of Challenges. My challenges never go perfectly and, usually, I only finish my Goodreads challenge but I enjoy participating. Recently, I came across this discussion post on Way Too Fantasy which got me thinking, maybe 2021 I just….read?
After all, my biggest goal every year is just to read the books I already own. I have over 100 books sitting on a shelf waiting to be read. I am not talking about my virtual Goodreads TBR – these are actual books looking at me right now. Some I have bought, the entire YA shelf is from when I subscribed to Owlcrate, and the majority of the middle grade shelf are pre-owned but loved. That’s my entire Goodreads challenge right there!
According to We Are Bookish, the first thing you are supposed to do is match your challenges to the books you own / your TBR. This may seem like an obvious step but it’s one I have managed to skip nearly every year. What’s wrong with me?!
Now I just need to sit down and decide if there are any reading challenges that will help me with my ultimate goal: whittling down these shelves. Or, whether it would be better in 2021 to just read already.
Tell me, please! How are you feeling about reading challenges for 2021?