Goodreads is probably the most frequented app on my phone, followed closely by Instagram (of course). I revel in scanning the barcode of the book I’m about to read to see its rating, various reviews, and then promptly adding it to my “Currently Reading” shelf. It’s quite exciting, believe it or not.
My favorite part of the app, though, is that I can set myself a reading goal for the year. Last year, my reading goal was 25 books which I barely finished in late December. This year, however, I upped my goal to 30 books, thinking that after I graduated I’d have plenty of time to read the books that I wanted to read, books that were actually interesting to me (sorry, EU English Department).
For those that don’t follow me on Goodreads, (that may or may not be an open invitation to go do just that) I happily completed that reading goal in mid June. Please, hold your applause, and please don’t think I’m bragging.
Honestly, I don’t know if I would have reached my goal so quickly if I hadn’t set a goal for myself. Tracking my reading progress for me to actually see makes such a difference in my yearning to read. It pushed me forward, and now I’m always looking for the next book that will blow my Vans off. (Still looking.)
For now, I’ve raised my reading goal to 52 books. One book a week. Though, at the rate that I’m blowing through YA trilogies (three already this summer), I may get to that goal before December.
Let me know what your reading goals are. Together let’s read all of the books. All of them.