The Goodreads reading challenge is something I’ve done for the past four-five years and is something I have always looked forward to starting. I love a good challenge, especially when it involves books. Recently I’ve found it a real slog, I also noticed it was hindering my enjoyment of reading. I’m currently three books behind schedule, we’re only in March!
For awhile I thought it was something that would settle down once I’d adjusted to book blogging. This was obviously not the case. After giving it some thought, I decided to quit. I want to read for pure enjoyment, rather than constantly worrying about reading enough to stay on schedule. I felt so much better and lighter after clicking the button to leave it. Like a huge weight had been taken off me.
It doesn’t matter how many books you read, it’s not a race. If you’re not enjoying it, what’s the point? I just want to read because I enjoy it and love spreading the bookish love and magic. I want to feel that anticipation and excitement when I open a book. I hope you continue to enjoy what I post and stick around, I have some great ones coming up.