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2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge Update

If I was going to say that I track my reading, I would say that I do so on Goodreads. I wish I was more disciplined about tracking my reading. In 2014, I had a reading journal. It was a journal that was specifically for reading and books. Looking back, I was pretty good about keeping it up to date. Maybe I need another one for 2017.

Anyway, I do my best to keep Goodreads up to date with what I’ve read, what I’m currently reading, and my TBR. As for my TBR, I added a category, “need to buy” so that my husband can look at my Goodreads account and see what books I want but don’t actually own for holidays and such. I also use this for myself when I’m out buying books and can’t remember if I’ve bought one or another. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten to remove that “shelf” occasionally and have found duplicate copies of books on my shelf. Oops.

2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

As for the Goodreads Reading Challenge, I did not complete my goal last year, ending the challenge at 62 of 75 books read. In 2014, I did complete my goal at 63 of 60 books. For 2016, I set a goal of 65 books thinking that would be a good compromise between 2014 and 2015. Looking at my progress thus far, I’m behind!! ARGH! As of this writing, I am at 34 of 65 books and Goodreads estimates that I am SEVEN books behind schedule.

In my defense, it’s been a somewhat eventful year. I had the semester from hell at the beginning of the year. Then my dad passed away in March. I’m still dealing with that. My husband and I had our anniversary trip to Europe in May. We’ve had family down to visit twice; once at the end of May and then again earlier this month. It really hasn’t left me a lot of time for reading. I’m actually currently reading five books, lol. I’ll leave the deets of that for another post.

I think I might fill out my reading numbers with a few graphic novels. They count!



Bibliophile * INTJ * LIS Graduate Student at Kent State * Mom * Social Media Junkie * BuJo Enthusiast * Planner Addict * Did I mention, I read a lot?

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