New goals when it comes to reading. When I first started reading my goal was to get through The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher as a friend had recommended them to me and I liked the series from the get-go. However, now that I am up to date with the series and have been reading other books while waiting for the instalment that is coming out next month has my goals changed?
While writing on another blog I had started just for my book reviews I had pointed while watching other people’s book reviews on YouTube as I ventured into the world of books. I had noticed that it had become a competition. People seem to start putting these milestones on themselves to read as many books as they could and at the time I just didn’t understand it and to be honest, I still don’t see the need to compete with others as some of these BookTubers come across. However, into my third year of regularly reading, I think its time to change my goals and push on. I signed up for Goodreads to keep track of my books and part of Goodreads is that you set yourself a goal of how many books you want to read in a year. Up until this point I have set it at 12 because I wanted something manageable for me.
While others have found themselves reading more in Lockdown my reading has fallen off probably because I have been concentrating on World of Warships which has found me not finding time to read. So for the rest of the year having already read 14 books I am going to aim for 24 books and then maybe in 2021 work towards a book a week making it 52. I feel that might be a step too far, but its something to work towards. That said it is something that I don’t want to focus too heavily on because it will put too much pressure on my reading and take the fun out of it. However, it is important to have goals so I now see a side of needing that bit of competition to get yourself motivated to accomplish something.