Trying to get a handle on my reading

So this is going to be a quick rant but at the moment I hate going on Goodreads. Why? Because I am reminded by how much I am failing in my reading this year. Right after logging in, I am met with the large purple sticker that marks the Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge and the number of books I have currently read – 24! An average of 3 books a month.

I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise since every single month this year I have failed to read the full number of books on my TBR. It’s probably one of the worst reading years I have had in a long time.

To make matters worse, Goodreads then has to promptly remind me that I am 13 books behind schedule. With five months left out of the year how the hell am I going to make up this deficit?

But I need to calm down. All is not lost – at least not yet.

There are still 5 months left out of the year. A quick math calculation shows that I only need to read 8 books each month for the rest of the year to not only make up the deficit but reach my goal of 65 books.

So here goes nothing.

2 thoughts on “Trying to get a handle on my reading

  1. I understand your frustration, but do you know what I like to do in moments like this? I edit my goodreads goal and lower it haha I’ve done that during previously bad reading years and it made me feel much better. Oh, I only read 30 books that year? Sounds like an ideal goal. And if you go beyond that, you’ll even have surpassed your goal!


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