I know there are split opinions on the Goodreads Reading Challenge, some people feel like it is too pushy or that it’s like a status symbol, but I personally like to use it to challenge myself.
This year I set a goal of 200 books for myself. I chose this because I far surpassed it last year, so figured it would be a fair median. I always hope to read more, especially since I would like to get my TBR down, but I’d still be happy if I simply met my goal.
Currently I’m sitting at 90 books read this year, so I’m on track, even with the issues focusing as of late, I’m pretty confident I will be able to hit 200. Still, we’ll have to wait for more of the year to pass before we are completely sure.
Do you set one or do you not like the challenge? Either is fine as I think everyone should do what is best for them. How many books do you want to read?
I’m not sure exactly where this tag originated but I saw it in a few places and thought I would go ahead and do it as I wanted to start doing Tag Tuesday posts! If you know the original creator please let me know and I will gladly credit them.
What is the last book you marked as “Read”? Your Soul is a River by Nikita Gill, I’ve been pretty addicted to her poetry as of late, so I’ve been reading some of her earlier releases.
What are you currently reading? A few different things, but I’m mostly working on e-arcs I’ve received. I’m constantly trying to get caught up!
What was the last book you marked as “to read”? Your Heart is the Sea by Nikita Gill. Obviously there is a pattern here.
What book do you plan on reading next? Probably Violet Tendencies by Kate Dyer-Seeley as I picked it as part of a challenge I’m trying to complete. I also have Hunted by Meagan Spooner out from the library so that one is going to happen soon as well.
Do you use the star rating system? I do, though when I write out reviews on Goodreads I tend to explain in the review if it’s a partial number such as 3.5. Anything that is .5 or above I will round up to the next star.
Are you doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge?
Do you have a wishlist? I do, I would probably forget about all the things I’m anticipating if I didn’t keep a running wishlist going. I also have some sub-lists that I keep secret for my own organizational purposes.
What book do you plan on buying next? Since I recently had a few orders come in I’m holding off on buying more right now. I will definitely be picking up the last volume of The Wicked and the Divine once it is out in October and have a couple signings I’m going to so there will be book buying at those events.
What is your favorite quote? ‘Hope is the things with feathers that perches in the soul’ – Emily Dickinson
Fun fact, this is going to be part of the next tattoo I get, just not sure of the design yet.
Who are your favorite authors? Julie Kagawa, Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Bailey, Heather Graham, Helen Hoang – believe me, the list goes on and on.
Are you a part of any Goodreads Groups? Currently the only one I’m really active in is the Dragons and Tea Book Club.
What could Goodreads do better? I would absolutely love if the ability to give half stars was introduced. I think a lot of people would love that.
Well, that appears to be all the questions! Not really sure if that all was helpful information, but it was fun. If you’d like to add me on Goodreads or follow me, I can be found here.